The Dufur Historical Society currently puts some events to directly fund the Threshing Bee and some to fund the Museum. Proceeds from these events go to support and maintain the Threshing Bee.
The Dufur Threshing Bee is a wheat harvest, done using old-time machinery and draft horses, as you would have seen at the turn of the 20th centry. This year's Threshing Bee is August 8th & 9th. A schedule of events will be posted when available, and the cost is free (though donations are always accepted). Highlights of the Threshing Bee are:
- Grange Breakfast. Both Saturday and Sunday, from 6am to 11pm, Breakfast is served at the city park. Costs are TBD. The proceeds go to the Grange.
- The Parade. 10am on Saturday morning, horses, tractors, and more parade down Main Street to kick things off.
- Interested in being in the parade? Fill out the registration form and turn it in.
- Harvesting. This includes both horse-drawn threshers and the steam-powered wheat seperator. Go out in the field with the equipment, see it in use, and hear explanations from people who've actually used them.
- Tractor Pull. This starts Saturday at 1pm. All sorts of old tractors compete to see which machine really has the most power.
- Wheelwright Demonstrations. Come see a wagon wheel being made.
- Classic Car Show. The city park hosts lots of classic cars. Come wander through and look at them!
- The Car Show runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm on Sunday.
- Awards will be given out at 2:30pm.
- Breakfast, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.
- We'll have music and raffles as well.
- Entering your car in the show costs $12.00. Click here for the registration form.
- Quilt Show. Quilts are shown off in the museum. One quilt will be raffled off. Tickets can be purchased for $1.00 or 6/$5.00. Contact Lynn Cotter for details.