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Threshing bee starts Thursday

The Northern Illinois Steam Power Club's 1916 22-horsepower Illinois Engine made by the Illinois Thresher Co. in Sycamore was one of the steam engines that participated in the parade  at the 2017 Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee. This year's event will be held Aug. 9 through 12 at the Taylor Marshall Farm, 27707 Lukens Road in Sycamore.
The Northern Illinois Steam Power Club's 1916 22-horsepower Illinois Engine made by the Illinois Thresher Co. in Sycamore was one of the steam engines that participated in the parade at the 2017 Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee. This year's event will be held Aug. 9 through 12 at the Taylor Marshall Farm, 27707 Lukens Road in Sycamore.

The 62nd Sycamore Steam Show & Threshing Bee will take place Thursday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Taylor Marshall Farm, 27707 Lukens Road outside Sycamore.

The show will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with threshing, wagon rides and barrel train rides running from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the event website, threshingbee.org. Visitors can see a 1900 Sandwich stationary wire-tie baler bale straw, wheat grinding, and more than 275 sizes and types of gas engines. There will be a parade of steam engines, tractors, cars and other antique machines at 1:30 p.m. daily.

Other activities running daily include rope making for kids, bake sale, farm toy show, petting zoo and flea market.

Admission is $7, with children ages 12 and younger free. On Thursday, admission for senior citizens is $4.

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