Tractors & Vehicles
If your a fan of Farmall, John Deere or Ford you will find a variety of these at the show every year. Members and non-members bring their tractor collections to be put on display for the three days. During the show you can find the tractors on th e shouth side of the Country Shoppe. Everyday the tractors particiapte in the daily parade. Vehicles that can be seen are the Bratlien Ford F-5 truck which was donated by Geri Bratlien in memory of her husban Richard Bratlien. The 1954 Ford fire truck that was used by the Bagley Fire Deprtement is on display and driven in the parades. See Tractors pictures to see some of the tractors that are featured at the show each year!
Construction & Machinery
Want to see Cat's, items that were used to grade county roads previously? Look not further than the Construction area at the show! The Construction area is located next to the Redby Machine Shop. Here you will find D-8, D-6 Dozers and much more equipment.
Gas, Steam & Diesel Engines
One of the most popular steam engines is the show famous Rumley Steam Engine. It was brough to LIRPF in 2008 by Eric Bolduc & Emmett Anderson. The engine is one of the lead of the daily parades and every Friday night of the show a spark show is put on with the Rumley. Engines that you can check out at the show which are ran by families include: Fairbanks Morse Power Plant, Levorsen Sawmill & Steam Engine, Stenson Gas Engine, Teige Family Engines, Anderson Model Engines, Reid Engine Building, Gartner Display Building. A large majority of these are located on Gasoline Alley. All of these places will give you a look into history and show you what Gas, Steam & Diesel engines are and do!
Log Handling & Lumber Making
Located adjacent to the Roy Hemmerich Logging museum on Sawmill Hill, the pageantry includes: cross haul log loading with horses, sally sawing, lumber sawing, lath milling, lumber planing, shingle milling, whip sawing, drag sawing and vintage chain sawing. Sawmill Hill is one of the most popular areas at the show being very educational for the attendees. Head on over and vistir the Hemmerich Logging Memorial and see the logging demonstrations!
Scale Model Railroad
The Great Itasca Railway is in full operation during the show for children and adults to take a ride on! Throughout the day and into the evening, both kids and adults could choose from a trolley car or four different trains to ride on the Lake Itasca Railway. Construction on the rail line began in 1993 by Emmett Anderson and Vern Smith. Over the years the track was expanded and trains were added and now consists of 1,500 feet of track, a covered bridge and trestle bridge. There is also a locomotive building by the track where the trains are stored during the winter. Make sure to checkout the Railroad and take a ride on The Great Itasca Railway!!
Located at the corner of Katzemeyer Ave and Gasoline Alley you will find a very important part of history, the Blacksmith building. Items in the Blacksmith shop include: forges, forge bellows & blowers, anvils, drill presses, trip hammers, milling machine and much more!!
Threshing is an importan and large part of Pioneer Farmers Show. Two different threshers have been used over thirty years, including a Wood Brothers and a late model John Deere. Steam and gas power are both used to operate the thresher. The Threshing area can be found on the south side of the Bob Bilden Center.
Music is an important and large part of the annual Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers show. A variety of music is played on the grounds including the Country Gospel Show and the Old Fashioned Country Music Show. Many musicians have performed for many years anywhere from 10-250 miles away. Music is played during the daytime of the show in a variety of places.
With 30 some building on 25+ acres there is lots of history to see!!