Make plans to attend the Threshing Bee held this year on Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2. For the full experience attend both days, but if that’s not possible, choose the one best for you and your family.

Make plans to attend the Threshing Bee held this year on Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2. For the full experience attend both days, but if that’s not possible, choose the one best for you and your family.

Periodically, throughout both days of the bee there will be grain threshing, old time saw mill, blacksmithing demonstrations and more.

Sunday’s schedule: 7 a.m. Thresherman’s Breakfast will be served until 1 p.m. This is a meal for hard working men and women on the threshing crew - it consists of pancakes with maple or choke cherry syrup, hashbrowned potatoes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. 8 a.m. Church service will be held in the Stump Lake Village Scandinavian Church. 10 a.m. in the Main Street Museum, PiKadilly Face Painting located in the Library, Vintage photography is set up in the Saloon inside Main Street Hall and the huge indoor craft show begins in the commercial building, next door. At 11 a.m. Paul Flatland with Roy Larson will play Blue Grass music until 12:30 p.m. At 1 p.m. enjoy the Matt Hodek Band on the Wamduska Stage to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. (weather permitting) crowds line the actual main street of the village for the parade which features International Harvester tractors this year. (Each year a different make of tractor is featured) Following the parade, there is a demonstration of lefse making and when it is hot off the grill - with butter and maybe sugar, too if you prefer, it is for sale per slice in the dining hall. The Matt Hodek Band performs again at 3 p.m. on the Wamduska Stage until 4:30 p.m. while the Slow Tractor Race takes place and the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull happens at 3:30 p.m.

For the children, also, most of the day, there is a petting zoo, and a little yellow barrel train that snakes throughout the Village Square, just right for the youngsters to ride in and don’t forget the matched mule wagon rides and other fun things to do for “kids” of all ages. Food vendors can be found throughout the grounds with a variety of items for sale should you get hungry while you shop, watch demonstrations and listen to foot-stompin’ music.

Monday’s schedule: 7 a.m. Thresherman’s Breakfast served until 1 p.m. 9 a.m. Village Gift Shop in Main Street Hall opens up. 9:30 a.m. Reno Neva’s “Northern Town” performs until 10:30 a.m. At 11 it’s the 60s Chicks performing until 1:30 p.m. on the Wamduska Stage. Don’t miss the PiKadily Face Painting in Library, Vintage Photography by Brenda in the Saloon and the huge indoor craft show is open until 5 p.m. in the commercial building. At 2 p.m. there’s a parade through the village. (like Sunday’s) Then at 3 p.m. The Senger Band performs (That’s Rick Senger and friends) on keyboards, drums and guitar on the Wamduska Stage. At that same time there’s the Stump Lake Tractor Club Tractor Pull (weigh-in is from 10 a.m. until Noon) and at 3:30 p.m. there’s the Kid’s Money Scramble to close out the weekend.

The food vendors on the grounds of the village include two or three food trucks serving their specialties, Sons of Norway serving rommegrot, home made juneberry pie a-la-mode sold by the slice and other vendors in the commercial building providing hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, home-made doughnuts, packages of lefse, baked goods and much, much more! No one will leave the Stump Lake Threshing Bee hungry unless they want to. The stands in the commercial building sell numerous hand-crafted and collectible items. Don’t forget the Stump Lake Village Gift Shop inside the Main Street Hall, too. Admission for adults is $10 and for kids 6 - 12 it is $5, under 6 years old are free. Wrist band is good for both days!