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  • September 2-6, 2021


  • 2022: September 1-5

    2023: August 31 – September 4

    2024: August 29 – September 2


  • The Reunion is located at McMillan Park. Located S Walnut St in Mount Pleasant. Driving directions can be found on Directions to the Reunion page.


  • You can pay to park in our two parking lots or park for free and ride our shuttle buses to the Reunion Grounds.

    Midwest Old Threshers offers two parking lots to park in for $5. One is located to the west of the showground. The entrance is located off of Iowa Ave and a Shuttle bus will run you from the parking lot to the Show Ground and the other parking lot is located to the East of the Show Ground. The entrance is located off of South Walnut St.

    There are also parking lots located away from the showground and the Shuttle buses will run from the Downtown Mount Pleasant and The Mount Pleasant High School Parking Lot. Shuttle Busses Run from 6 am to 11:30 pm Thursday thru Sunday and Monday from 6 am to 4 pm.

    If you are visiting the Reunion on a motorcycle. There is a parking lot located on South Locust St. just a block away from the entrance to the showground.

    Click here to see a map where parking is located


  • One-Day Admission is $15. Labor Day Admission at Gate Only $10. Multi-Day Admission passes are $25 if purchased by May 31st, and after May 31st they are $35 and can be purchased by calling the Midwest Old Threshers office at 319-385-8937 or online at shop.oldthreshers.com. Kids 10 and under are FREE and COUNTRY MUSIC FREE WITH GATE ADMISSION.


  • All Country Music shows are free with the purchase of a gate admission to the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. All seating for each free concert is first-come, first-served; with a limited number of special 24" wide RESERVED SEATS AVAILABLE for purchase in the Grandstand center green sections. Reserved seats are $10 per person, per show. To purchase visit our online shop or call 319-385-8937


  • Yes, if the child will be sitting in a reserved seat they will need to purchase a reserved seat, even tho they are free to the grounds.


  • Admission tickets are sold online, click here to purchase them.


  • You can call the Midwest Old Threshers office at 319-385-8937 and place the order over the phone with a credit card, or you can mail in your order with a check and $3 Shipping and handling fee to Midwest Old Threshers, 405 East Threshers Road, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641.


  • You can find a downloadable map of the grounds on the Ground Map of the Reunion Page


  • The grounds open Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and Monday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Gate W2 is manned and open at all times.


  • MIDWEST OLD THRESHERS PET POLICY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020

    ADA SERVICE ANIMALS:

    During the Old Threshers Reunion, the only animals allowed on the Reunion Show Grounds are those that align with the ADA’s Service Animal Classification for animals (dogs and miniature horses) that are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities, On-duty police dogs, trained animals appearing in a scheduled events and or competitions will be allowed. This policy would be effective from Monday prior to show start and ending on Monday, Labor Day at 3 pm.

    Service animals are working animals, not pets. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as a service animal under the ADA.

    Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

    PERSONAL PETS:

    Old Threshers does allow Personal Pets in the main reunion campgrounds and main grounds volunteer camping areas. Old Threshers asks that all pet owners in the campgrounds keep the animal on a 4-foot leash or shorter, and must pick up and dispose of any and all droppings left by the animal. The pets must stay in the designated camping area and do not go onto the show grounds. This policy would be effective from Monday prior to show start and ending on Monday, Labor Day at 3 pm

    See attached map of show grounds area.

    Please do not leave pets unattended in vehicles. The authorities will be notified of any animals found in unattended vehicles.

    Purpose and Reason for Policy change:

    We love our pets as much as anyone; but due to the large crowds of people, large amounts of moving equipment on grounds, and the unpredictable nature of animals, it has proven not to be a good mix. For example, on a more serious note, a little girl was bitten by a dog on the Reunion; grounds and the pet and owners left the scene, which put the young girl through the series of painful rabies shots.


  • There are 3 ATMs located on the ground. 1 is outside the Paul Anderson Welcome Center, 1 is located in the Antique Car Building and 1 is located Museum A next to the Gazebo. These are marked on the grounds map.


  • Lost and found is located at the Paul Anderson Welcome Center. After the Reunion is overall items are returned to the Midwest Old Threshers Office. They can be reached by phone at 319-385-8937


  • Individuals are welcome to use personal conveyance vehicles (PCV) on the Reunion grounds and in the main campgrounds. A vehicle is considered a PCV if it does not exceed 48 inches in length or 32 inches in width, carries one occupant, and travels on three or more wheels. Golf carts, ATV's, Gators, Lawn Mowers, and other related vehicles are NOT considered to be a PCV.


  • Yes on the southeast end of the grounds near the carousel pavilion

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  • No, Bicycles are not allowed on the grounds along with mopeds and skateboards

    they can be parked outside W2 Gate and East Walk-IN Gate


  • You can download the daily program here on our website. But, you can pick up a hard copy at any information booth or souvenir stand during the five days.


  • There are limited reservations taken in the campground. 30 amp reservations price is $320 and 50 amp reservation price is $400. This is the only way to ensure yourself an electric site. Without a reservation, sites are on a first-come-first-served basis. There are some electrical hookups, some water hookups, 4 bathhouses, 2 dump stations, and a generator area in the south end of the campground. The cost for tent camping is $10.00; $15.00 for regular (20 amp) camping, $20.00 for 30 amp camping, and $25.00 for 50 amp camping, all prices are based on a per night visit. to learn more about camping visit our Camping for the Reunion page


  • The Midwest Electric Railway runs its trolleys beginning the Saturday before The Reunion until Wednesday from 6-9:30 PM; Thursday-Sunday of The Reunion from 7 AM-11 PM and Labor Day from 7 AM - 3 PM. Round trip tickets are $3.00 & kids under 6 are free. The trolleys depart from the depot south of Museum A as well as several locations throughout the campground.

    The Midwest Central Railroad operates its trains on Wednesday prior to the start of The Reunion from 9 AM-NOON; Thursday-Sunday of The Reunion from 8:30 AM -9 PM; Labor Day from 8:30 AM-3 PM. Trains depart from the North Station at the north end of the grounds as well as the Museum and Education Center north of Museum B. Round trip tickets are $4.00


  • The main exhibitor areas at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion are the traction steam engine, gas engine, tractor, horse, and car & truck areas. All of the areas have different criteria for new exhibitors to follow if they wish to display or demonstrate at the annual event.

    Traction Steam Engines: Both full-sized and model traction steam engines are exhibited at the Reunion. All traction steam engines (including model engines) will be inspected by our safety committee and must pass all of the inspection requirements to be exhibited at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. Trucking assistance will be worked out on a per engine basis. If you have any questions, contact the Midwest Old Threshers office to be put in contact with the area directors who will personally answer your questions.

    Gas Engines: The majority of the gas engines displayed at the Reunion are antique, exposed flywheel gas engines. The engines must be in restored and operable condition and the exhibitor is encouraged to operate the engine during the day. Most gas engine exhibitors simply bring their engines to the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion and register at the Gas Engine Headquarters. If you have any questions, contact the Midwest Old Threshers office to be put in contact with the area director who will personally answer your questions.

    Tractors: All tractors exhibited at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion must be at least 50 years old and should be in operable condition. Each year, a tractor manufacturer is featured. If your tractor was manufactured by the featured company, there is no year restriction on the tractor that year. Most tractor exhibitors simply bring their tractors to the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion and register at Tractor Headquarters. If you have any questions, contact the Midwest Old Threshers office to be put in contact with the area directors who will personally answer your questions.

    Horses: All horse exhibitors must be invited by the area director to exhibit at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. Call the Midwest Old Threshers office for details. If you have any questions, contact the Midwest Old Threshers office to be put in contact with the area director who will personally answer your questions.

    Cars and Trucks: All cars and trucks exhibited at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion must be at least 50 years old, must be in operable condition and must not be modified, street rod or replica. When special displays are planned, there may be exceptions to the age limit. We expect that vehicles will parade during the cavalcade. The majority of cars and trucks are exhibited by the members of the Southeast Iowa Antique Car Club. It is recommended that you contact the Midwest Old Threshers office prior to the Reunion to schedule your car or truck to exhibit at our annual event. If you have any questions, contact the Midwest Old Threshers office to be put in contact with the area director who will personally answer your questions.

    Midwest Old Threshers Office: 319.385.8937

    Midwest Old Threshers Email: info@oldthreshers.org