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The Jefferson County Historical Society invites the public to join the old-fashioned event.

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Mike McIntosh cuts a field of heritage Sonora wheat at the fairgrounds with a vintage binder and draft  horses. The wheat will be thrashed on Aug. 12.The cutting, binding and shocking of the Heritage Sonora dryland wheat was done by Mike McIntosh and his team of draft horses at the fairgrounds on Saturday of fair.

The Jefferson County Historical Society is now inviting everyone to the "Threshing Bee" on Aug. 12, at the homestead area of the fairgrounds.

The "Tis Old Engine Club" Branch No. 248 will be there threshing (separating the seeds from the plant) the wheat that was cut during fair.

Not only will this be a great way to learn how wheat was harvested in the old days, but this family-friendly event will have games for the kids, and an old fashioned picnic with Dutch oven desserts.

The event starts at 2 p.m. with food served at 4 p.m. The cost for the picnic of chicken, potato salad, beans, rolls, dessert and homemade ice cream is $25 per family, or $7 per individual.

The Jefferson County Historical Society invites everyone to come and experience the true history of Jefferson County agriculture.

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