Welcome to the  50th Annual
Western Illinois Threshers
Including Flea Market
Featuring J.I. Case
(175th Anniversary)

1570 North County Road 900 (N. 19th Street); Hamilton, Illinois

(2-1/2 miles north of Hamilton on County Road 900)


80 acres of the largest and most complete line of
 antique tractors, cars, trucks, and gas engines in Western Illinois


August 4 - 6, 2017

Saturday evening events will include special 50th anniversary memories & presentations.

2017 Special Guest Speaker: Orien Samuelson

Orien Samuelson is best known for his association with WGN Radio in Chicago, serving as the station's head agriculture broadcaster since 1960. He currently co-hosts the Morning Show on Saturdays. In addition, Samuelson hosts a three-minute daily "National Farm Report", and a weekly commentary, "Samuelson Sez"; both are syndicated to various stations across the country.

In the 1960s, Samuelson hosted a morning show on WGN-TV, Top 'O' the Morning. From 1975 to 2005, he hosted U.S. Farm Report, a television news magazine dedicated to agriculture. He now co-hosts This Week in Agribusiness with Max Armstrong.

In 2001, Samuelson was named a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and received the Lincoln Medal the highest award bestowed by the State of Illinois. The University of Illinois also presented him with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters. In 2010, he was honored at the Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo. That same year, the southwest corner of E. Illinois Street & N. Cityfront Plaza Drive was named 'Orion Samuelson Way' by the city of Chicago.


Admission by $5.00 button for age 12 & over

Button good for all three days of the show

Free parking with purchase of button

New Camping Fees in Effect



Featured on the 2017 Buttons

Featured Truck - To Be Announced

Featured Tractor -  1965 - 730 Orchard Case owned by Alan Buckert, Mt. Pleasant, IA

Download a pdf
of the 2017 Schedule

2017 Show Featuring: Case Gas Engines
2017 Raffle Tractor:

1963 Case 630 Wide Front End

2017 Board of Directors  
  Ed Hartweg, President Rob Coyle Terry Whitledge
  Matthew Starr, Vice President Raymond Siegrist Kenny Buckert
  Alvin Metternich, Secretary Lester Harnetiaux
  Dan Buckert, Treasurer  


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