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REGIONAL: Threshers Reunion returns in Denton

Like antique tractors, engines and cars? Live farming and antique machinery demonstrations?
Looking for a fun place to get out and take the entire family?

Then head to the 51st Old Southeast Threshers’ Reunion in Denton July 1-5.

Located on 170 acres, Denton FarmPark is a family owned historical park with 15 restored buildings that include a general store, grist mill, church, plantation house, blacksmith shop and log cabin.

The Handy Dandy Railroad, a full-size #202 diesel engine, encompasses the park on a 1.5-mile track, plus helicopter rides are available. The Heritage Craft Barn offers live artistry demonstrations and shop the new Handy Dandy Gift Shop for handmade crafts and gifts. There are also hundreds of vendors, Southern cooking and camping available on site.

Each day offers something special at no extra charge.

On July 1, hear authentic mountain music with Appalachian Road Show (3 p.m.) and see a lawn mower pull (5 p.m.).

July 2, enjoy Flint Hill Bluegrass Band (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and watch a stock tractor pull (3:45 p.m.).

July 3, entertainment is provided by Southern Express Bluegrass (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Emily Ann Roberts, 2015 Runner Up on NBC’s “The Voice” (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.), plus enjoy a consignment auction (9 a.m.), Pedal Pull (10 a.m.) and Horse Pull (5 p.m.).

On July 4, there’s lots of gospel music with Lakeside Bluegrass (1 p.m. and 6 p.m.), King James Boys (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Jason Crabb (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and a super tractor pull (3:45 p.m.).

On July 5, there are performances by Cabarrus Station Bluegrass (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and a musical tribute to The Highwaymen: Willie, Waylon, & Johnny (3 p.m.), with tractor games (5 p.m.) and a fireworks display (9 p.m.).

Admission includes all entertainment, demonstrations and exhibits: Adults – $16 • Under 12 – $6
• Preschool – free. Military Personnel receive $2 off admission (with ID). Special Train Ride (with show): Adults – $10 • Kids 5-11 – $9 • 4 and Under – free; Regular Train Ride: Adults – $8 • Kids 5-11 – $7 • 4 and Under – free.

For more information, contact Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, at 336-859-2755 or
visit dentonfarmpark.com.