Box 207, 708 E. 7th Colton, South Dakota 57018
The 24th Annual Prairie Village Jamboree was held August 22, 23,
and 24 without any major problems from the weather which, you all
know, can make or break a show.
Friday, the state antique tractor plowing contest was held in
the morning, the state antique tractor pull on rubber tires in the
afternoon and home entertainment in the Opera House in the
Saturday we had the state horse plowing contest in the morning,
the state antique tractor pull on steel wheels in the afternoon,
and the Old Time Fiddlers in the Opera House in the evening.
Sunday, church services were held and gospel quartets performed
in the Opera House.
Some of the daily attractions included steam and gas threshing.
We had a hand fed thresher powered by an 8 HP International Famous
gas engine which worked very well. Then our newest attraction,
which drew a lot of attention, was the 6-team horsepower operated
Red River Special thresher. Some trouble was experienced on Friday
keeping the horsepower staked down, but on Saturday and Sunday, it
was working with very few problems.
The daily horse, car, and tractor parade is growing every year.
We had three wagon trains journey to Prairie Village this year from
various areas nearby and many other horses also.
The tractor count was close to 300 and we are seeing some very
nice restorations. The gas engine and car numbers have been down
the past few years and we would like to see more of them in the
The volunteer fire department from Chancellor, South Dakota, put
on a display with their old gas engine operated pumper.
The 1893 steam powered carousel was in operation giving rides,
as well as the steam powered narrow gauge railroad.
The Baker fan was used by many to ‘tune up’ for the
We also had a few antique aircraft at the show again this year
and a short plane ride was taken by many people.
There were many more smaller demonstrations in operation which I
will not attempt to mention individually for fear of leaving
The very large flea market was even larger this year which kept
many people looking for that one ‘special treasure.’
We now have nearly 50 buildings at Prairie Village which are
furnished as you would have seen them in the days of yesteryear.
There is truly something for everyone to enjoy and we would like to
invite all of you to attend our next show.