Prairie Village will be more like a City of green this week as the largest crowd ever is expected to converge on the village to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Steam Threshing Jamboree. Campers and tractors have been arriving for several days now, and Manager Stan Rauch says that all indications are that this year’s jamboree is going to be huge. Rauch says the jamboree has expanded this year for the big celebration.
The expanded schedule means the activities get underway on Thursday and run through Sunday this year at Prairie Village. Rauch says there will be the tractor and machinery parades, demonstrations, tractor pulls, and dinner trains…along with some of the other standards and more at the Steam Threshing Jamboree.
Rauch says that A-T-V’s are prohibited on the Prairie Village grounds this year, but golf carts will be allowed and will need to be registered for ten-dollars. As far as getting in and out of the Village, Rauch strongly encourages people to use the free shuttle service.
Rauch says Saturday is expected to be their biggest day.
Rauch says that if people want to attend events on Saturday to come early or later in the afternoon.
Every jamboree, Rauch says, they have more than 700 tractors registered, but this year he is expecting more than one-thousand. He says this 50th Anniversary Jamboree is something people will not want to miss.
With John Deere as the featured machinery this year, James River Equipment of Madison restored and donated a 1962 30-10 tractor to Prairie Village, which will be given away to one of close to six-hundred semi-finalists on Sunday at 11:30. KJAM will start collecting the semi-finalists’ registration cards at 9:30 near the Gazebo at Prairie Village.