The Lakehead Harvest show got its start back in 1961, on the Watry farm, where the show is still held today. A charter was drawn up in Nick Watry's living room, and the Lakehead Harvest Show was born as a educational non-profit.
The show started small, featuring a 4 wheel drive Massey Harris tractor, and a Case threshing machine, however, over the years the show has grown to now feature multiple steam traction engines (one of which is the only of its kind left in operation) saw-milling demonstrations, antique 4 sided wood planer, grain thrashing, field plowing, blacksmiths, hundreds of tractors and stationary engines, a petting zoo, antique motorcycle display, a full menu diner, frybreads, popcorn, ice cream, butter churning, rock crushing, tractor pull for antique tractors and little kids, and so much more, and that is just the for the harvest show in August! We have also added a event in December, winter hay rides on old time hay racks being pulled by antique tractors.
Over the years, our show has grown, and we hope it will continue to grow, so that the next generation can see what life was like 100 plus years ago. We thank the Watry family for their idea and willingness to make this show happen, and to all the members of this organization over the years for their contributions to helping keep the past alive. We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events!