Threshing Bee

Threshing Bee 2016

Saturday, August 20th
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate an old-time Threshing Bee in an authentic pioneer setting complete with a wide variety of demonstrations and our mouth-watering, rib-sticking threshing dinner.

Throughout the grounds you can come see how farming chores were done in the past including: threshing oats, blacksmithing, butter churning, and cutting lumber with a portable sawmill.  There will be pioneer craft demonstrations, wagon rides, kids scavenger hunt, antique engines, farm machinery and more. There will also be a bake sale featuring homemade lefse, donuts, bread and more!

Don't forget to call Norskedalen at 608.452.3424 and make reservations for a delicious threshing dinner featuring slow cooked roast beef, boiled red potatoes, rutabagas, squash, carrots, corn, tomatoes, bread, milk or coffee, and pie: 2015 Rate:  Adults $12; kids (age 4 - 11), $6. You'll hear the meal bell ring calling in the hardworking crew at noon to start the dinner.  Workers first !  Meal Reservations are due by August 12th

Regular Admission rates apply.  Welcome to Norskedalen! 


Threshing Bee Sponsors:

Cultural Level:

Dan & Sue Steele

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Photo credit: John Zoerb - filling oat bag;