Itasca Pioneer Farmers Return to Recreating the Past

Itasca Pioneer Farmers Return to Recreating the Past

August 16, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad

Itasca State Park, MN – Often a way to honor the past is to remember and recreate it. This is what the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers (LIRPF) plan to achieve August 20th through 22nd at the 44th annual “Reaching into Rural America’s Past” Show. As a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and display of historic rural Americana culture and education, the Itasca Pioneer Farmers look forward to hosting this event after not having it last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Johnson spoke about the upcoming threshing show on Friday, August 13th’s ‘Food for Thought’ program. Taking place close to Itasca State Park, the threshing show will hold a variety of events to bring the visitors to the past.

These daily events will take place all weekend in conjunction with special events such as a parade, the Old Time Tractor Pull, the 2021 King & Queen Coronation and much more. The LIRPF organization will hold its first ever Tractor Ride through Itasca State Park. There will also be a toy tractor display courtesy of a generous donor from the area.

The admission fee for a daily or weekend pass is $10. Children under 12 get to enjoy the experience for free. The registration fee for the tractor ride is $10 as well. For more information about reaching into rural America’s past, visit the Itasca Pioneer Farmer’s website at