An admission fee is charged and collected at the main show grounds entrance. All children 11 years old and younger will be admitted free. Everyone 12 years old and up will be charged $10 per person and will be fitted with a no-tear, waterproof wrist band to wear for the duration of their visit. Three-day bands can be purchased at the gate for $20. In 2017, admission for Thursday only is $5.
If you are a current member of the association, be sure to bring your 2017 membership card. Present it at the gate and you will be given your three-day wrist band. No one over the age of 11 will be permitted on the show grounds without a wrist band!
If you would like to display items for exhibit during the weekend, please note that there is no charge for this. However, you must register your exhibit(s)! There are three ways to do this. First, simply fill out the Online Registration Form and click “Submit”. Second, print a hard copy of the Registration Form and mail the completed form to A.C. Threshermen, P.O. Box 333, Albert City, IA, 50510. Third, register at the show.
TO ENCOURAGE PRE-REGISTRATION: All who register their exhibits online or return a hard copy to the Threshermen Office by Monday, August 1, 2016 will receive a free coupon in their Pre-registration Packet for one cup of Threshermen’s homemade ice cream. (One coupon per entrant.) Pre-registration packets should be picked up in the Registration Office upon arrival at the show. For more information, please contact the Threshermen Office at (712) 843-2076.
If you are a current member of the association and already have a 2017 membership card (given at the 2016 show or at the 2016 annual meeting), please present that at the gate to gain free admittance to the show. If you are planning to pay for your 2017 membership before the 2017 show, your payment will need to be received in the Threshermen Office no later than Monday, August 1, 2017.
Membership monies received at the Registration Office during the 2017 show will be applied to the 2018 year. Membership monies received at the Annual Meeting in December 2017 will be applied to the 2018 year.
Membership rates are $25.00 for a single and $35.00 for a couple. This is a great value if you plan to attend the show all three days! Members are also invited to the annual meeting the first Saturday in December where a delicious catered meal is served before the business meeting. You'll also receive our yearly MAILING and SHOW POSTER each July, as well as our semi-annual newsletter in the SPRING and FALL to keep you informed on what we're up to.
If you're not sure what the status of your membership is, call the Threshermen Office at (712) 843-2076 and we'll help you figure it out.
A list of Area Lodging establishments has been gathered and put together for your convenience. Also available is a list of Local Campgrounds. Please contact the hotel/motel, bed and breakfast, and campground hosts directly. For 2017, we have arranged for accomodations at the Buena Vista University dorms. These rooms must be reserved by calling the show office at 712-843-2076. The rate is $50 per person per night. Guests must bring their own bedding and towels.
Additional campgrounds: Laurens (10 miles), call city hall at 712-841-4526 for reservations; Pocahontas (20 miles), call Dan Murphy at 712-358-2320 for reservations; Fonda (20 miles) full hookups and three cabins, call 712-288-4466 for details. There will also be overflow camping in Albert City at the football field.
Primitive campsites are available on the show grounds for $10 a night. (No camping is allowed in the main parking area.) Exhibitors may camp free of charge. This "no fee" policy is for immediate family only - not for friends, relatives, married family members, etc. If you have a generator, you will need to park along the north fence. Generators must be off by 10:00 PM - this will be strictly enforced. Please see the Campground Host upon arriving. You may want to fill out a Camper Registration Form beforehand. This will save you time, but will not guarantee you a spot. Campsites are given on a "first come, first served" basis. There are no reservations. Campground Rules are available online, as well as at the campground. For more information, please contact Jerry Nixon at (712) 843-2074.
Golf cars are available to rent during the show. There is a charge of $120 per day for a 4-passenger golf car. They will be available from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and are located just northeast of the guest parking lot. Renters must be at least 18 years old and must have a valid drivers license. Reservations can be made in advance by calling: 712-664-2683.
Anyone wishing to use their own golf car on the show grounds must register it at the Gas Station and provide a valid handicap driving permit and a certificate of proof of recreational-use insurance. Only personal transportation vehicles with a steering wheel are allowed on the grounds and all must be registered. A handicap driving permit and certificate of proof of recreational-use insurance is also required.
Memberships to the Association are a great value! Your season pass is included with your annual dues! A couples membership is just $35 and includes two season passes. A single membership is just $25 and includes one season pass. For more details, click here.
We are a 501c(3) organization with the show operated by volunteers. Donations can be designated for specific areas, such as the land fund, or will go into the general operations fund. All donations are tax deductible.