Over 1000 people attended Prairie Pioneer Days in Killarney this past weekend, to view displays and watch early-days machinery in action.
Rick Green is President of the Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club. He says they were back to their pre-Covid attendance numbers of about 1000 people each day.
"We had our sawmill demonstration, demonstration on how we used to cut lumber, and we had threshing demonstrations on both days. There was a demonstration at our Blacksmith Shop as well. On Saturday we had our antique tractor pull which is always a lot of fun," explains Green, "and there's Sunday morning breakfast. We have a kids' activity both days as well, where they get to shell corn, and make birdhouses from the lumber that we cut from our sawmill."
Green says they were excited to see an increase in membership sales this year and are expecting more Ag antique enthusiasts will stop by throughout the months of July and August. A summer student will be available for tours and artifact information.
"We've got a wide range of equipment ranging all the way back from 1915 and some up to the 1960's so really its a wide range of antique farm equipment here," explains Green. "We just finished construction of a new 100 ft building for a tractor display and equipment display, but there's always room for upgrades and chances for donations."
For more information on the Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club and to view photos from their Pioneer Days, visit their website at: