WMSTR - Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

WMSTR - Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Every Labor Day weekend, volunteers recreate the past with hundreds of agricultural, industrial and pioneer demonstrations and exhibits spread over 210 beautiful acres in Rollag, Minnesota.

WMSTR is a non-profit organization. Welcome to Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion! Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of threshermen & women get together to relive the tradition of the good ol’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Come to Rollag, MN next Labor Day and check out the show. We’ll see you at the Hill, ‘Where the Sun Always Shine

WMSTR is a non-profit organization. Welcome to Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion! Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of threshermen & women get together to relive the tradition of the good ol’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Come to Rollag, MN next Labor Day and check out the show. We’ll see you at the Hill, ‘Where the Sun Always Shine

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COMING SOON - 2021 Oliver, Hart Parr & Otto Feature VideoOur 2021 Feature Video will be released only on YouTube this ye...
11/06/2021
COMING SOON - 2021 Oliver, Hart Parr & Otto Feature Video

COMING SOON - 2021 Oliver, Hart Parr & Otto Feature Video

Our 2021 Feature Video will be released only on YouTube this year. Please be sure to subscribe and turn on post notifications for the upcoming release date!

We feature Oliver & Hart Parr gas tractors, as well as Otto gas engines in this years feature. Expect longer segments of our many areas of interest on the grounds, as we are no longer limited to a DVD length film. Filmed in both 1080, and 4K video, you can expect better quality viewing as well!

Stay tuned!

https://youtu.be/HSriZcHwtVc

Our 2021 Feature Video will be released only on YouTube this year. Please be sure to subscribe and turn on post notifications for the upcoming release date!...

One day left to bid on a complete set of WMSTR show buttons! A comment was that at the current bid that is pretty cheap ...
10/09/2021
Complete Set Rollag Show Buttons Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion WMSTR | eBay

One day left to bid on a complete set of WMSTR show buttons! A comment was that at the current bid that is pretty cheap per button..... ALL proceeds go to WMSTR..... and it's board approved!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Set-Rollag-Show-Buttons-Western-Minnesota-Steam-Threshers-Reunion-WMSTR-/304165164856?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

This would make a great gift or addition to your collection to display. This complete set has all the regular annual show buttons through the WMSTR years of reunions. They are used and are sold as-is; do look at the pictures as a reference.

WMSTR board approved fundraiser......all proceeds go to WMSTR. This is a complete set of show buttons! Please share on y...
10/04/2021
Complete Set Rollag Show Buttons Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion WMSTR | eBay

WMSTR board approved fundraiser......all proceeds go to WMSTR. This is a complete set of show buttons! Please share on your page so other people can have an opportunity to bid if interested.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Set-Rollag-Show-Buttons-Western-Minnesota-Steam-Threshers-Reunion-WMSTR-/304165164856?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

This would make a great gift or addition to your collection to display. This complete set has all the regular annual show buttons through the WMSTR years of reunions. They are used and are sold as-is; do look at the pictures as a reference.

2015 DVD - Feature: Blacksmithing and MetalworkHave you ever wondered how metal products were made before our high-scale...
09/25/2021
2015 DVD - Feature: Blacksmithing and Metalwork

2015 DVD - Feature: Blacksmithing and Metalwork

Have you ever wondered how metal products were made before our high-scale factories and automated systems? It was done by hand, or much smaller machines driven by engines and a line shaft. Many of these technologies have certainly evolved over the decades, become more streamlined and automated, but the process is still the same. Heat, Bend, Cut, Hammer, and repeat! Rollag has many areas around our showgrounds where these demonstrations take place!

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Have you ever wondered how metal products were made before our high-scale factories and automated systems? It was done by hand, or much smaller machines dri...

2015 DVD - Fieldwork & ThreshingOne of the highlights of our annual show is our fieldwork and threshing demonstrations. ...
09/18/2021
2015 DVD - Fieldwork & Threshing

2015 DVD - Fieldwork & Threshing

One of the highlights of our annual show is our fieldwork and threshing demonstrations. We plant in the spring, and harvest during our show in the nearby fields. Using technology from yesterday, we combine the wheat, and bundle some of it for use in our threshing demonstrations, and the rest is baled. After, we make another pass in the fields with our gas and steam engines, pulling plows thru the dirt to open it up.

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

One of the highlights of our annual show is our fieldwork and threshing demonstrations. We plant in the spring, and harvest during our show in the nearby fi...

2015 DVD - Stationary EnginesRollag has dozens and dozens of various engines on display.  We showcase smaller portable e...
09/11/2021
2015 DVD - Stationary Engines

2015 DVD - Stationary Engines

Rollag has dozens and dozens of various engines on display. We showcase smaller portable engines on carts used for smaller operations on a farm or home, to massive stationary gas engines used for generating electricity or pumping gas across a region. Many of our exhibitors bring in their own personal collections to show as well, adding greatly to the variety of engines for you to see.

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Rollag has dozens and dozens of various engines on display. We showcase smaller portable engines on carts used for smaller operations on a farm or home, to ...

09/07/2021

So grateful for all of our volunteer workers that put on a fantastic show at Rollag this year! It was wonderful getting to visit and work together again. Can’t wait until next year…we’re counting down the days!! #wmstr2021 #steamengine #rollag

Spark show is on at the sandbox tonight! Sunday spark show will be at the prony brake at dark thirty! #wmstr2021
09/05/2021

Spark show is on at the sandbox tonight! Sunday spark show will be at the prony brake at dark thirty! #wmstr2021

Spark show is on at the sandbox tonight! Sunday spark show will be at the prony brake at dark thirty! #wmstr2021

This is an awesome opportunity for ladies of all ages! Don’t be afraid to come up and ask some questions. #girlsdrivetra...
09/01/2021

This is an awesome opportunity for ladies of all ages! Don’t be afraid to come up and ask some questions. #girlsdrivetractorstoo

📣Join us Sept 4th!! Check our upcoming events for further information! 👩‍🔧🔥

2015 DVD - Steam Traction EnginesRollag is home to dozens of steam engines, both stationary and traction.  From our exhi...
08/28/2021
2015 DVD - Steam Traction Engines

2015 DVD - Steam Traction Engines

Rollag is home to dozens of steam engines, both stationary and traction. From our exhibits in Miniatureland, where many of our past and present engineers and operators started, to our Soo Line 353 locomotive, we have have something for everyone to enjoy! Weather pending, in the evenings, we'll have our Spark Show demonstration which is truly a sight to see!

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Rollag is home to dozens of steam engines, both stationary and traction. From our exhibits in Miniatureland, where many of our past and present engineers an...

08/28/2021

LOCAL BURNING BAN

While we continue to monitor the Clay County ruling on fires, we are allowing campfires in Worker's campgrounds ONLY in an established fire. The fire must be attended at all times and must be FULLY EXTINGUISHED prior to leaving the fire ring unattended.

There are NO fires allowed in Visitor camping.

2015 DVD - SawmillsOur Sawmill chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Rollag as many operational sawmills on ou...
08/27/2021
2015 DVD - Sawmills

2015 DVD - Sawmills

Our Sawmill chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”

Rollag as many operational sawmills on our grounds for your enjoyment. From smaller miniature and portable mills, to large scale production mills, we have a wide variety to showcase. Our miniature mill makes the WMSTR branded walking sticks at our show, Earl's Mill produces lumber primarily used in our own projects, and the Briden & Roen mill produces wood used by a local manufacturer. Our Thick & Thin sawmill give spectators an up-close viewing of the operations of a sawmill and in typically powered by two steam engines.

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Our Sawmill chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Rollag as many operational sawmills on our grounds for your enjoyment. From smaller miniature and...

08/26/2021

😷 Covid update 😷

WMSTR is following MN Dept of Health guidelines which recommend mask use in crowded areas and indoors.

Please use your own discretion regarding mask use.

Masks will be available at East and West Gates and in the Administration Building and the Mercantile

Only 7 days 20 hours and 30 minutes to WMSTR 2021! We’re back and so excited to see you all in Rollag next weekend. Tag ...
08/26/2021
Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion - Rollag, MN

Only 7 days 20 hours and 30 minutes to WMSTR 2021! We’re back and so excited to see you all in Rollag next weekend. Tag in the comments @ a friend that you want to bring to Steamer Hill for a chance to win a pair of daily passes! #wmstr2021 #rollag

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. Where your past is our present. Threshing, Steam Engines, Parades, Horsepower and more. Every Labor Day Weekend.

2015 DVD - ConstructionOur Construction chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Check out our Construction area ...
08/26/2021
2015 DVD - Construction

2015 DVD - Construction

Our Construction chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”

Check out our Construction area here on Steamer Hill. Our ever expanding landscape of historic construction equipment seems to grow with each year. We have large diesel dump trucks and shovels, to dozers and massive steam powered shovels too! Come see us play in our adult sized 'Sandbox' and demonstrate these massive machines for you!

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Our Construction chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Check out our Construction area here on Steamer Hill. Our ever expanding landscape of histo...

2015 DVD - HorsepowerOur Horsepower & Farmstead chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Our horsepower area and ...
08/25/2021
2015 DVD - Horsepower

2015 DVD - Horsepower

Our Horsepower & Farmstead chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”

Our horsepower area and turn of the century farm showcase how farming and life were back in a much more simple time. Our summer kitchen has cooking demonstrations, and we also have a leather shop, and often a farrier will be on-site tending to the horses. Also, you'll find horsepower demonstrations for treating with teams horses. There's fun for the whole family down here with a variety of farm animals, wagon rides and more.

#WMSTR #ROLLAG #STEAMTOSTREAM

Our Horsepower & Farmstead chapter from the 2015 DVD "Memories On The Hill”Our horsepower area and turn of the century farm showcase how farming and life wer...

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion is back for the Otto, Oliver and Hart Parr Expo this Labor Day weekend! What a...
08/25/2021

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion is back for the Otto, Oliver and Hart Parr Expo this Labor Day weekend! What are you most excited to see? Comment for a chance at a free daily admission ticket to the show September 3-6 🚂 🚜 🎉

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion is back for the Otto, Oliver and Hart Parr Expo this Labor Day weekend! What are you most excited to see? Comment for a chance at a free daily admission ticket to the show September 3-6 🚂 🚜 🎉

08/23/2021

🔥 🔥 🔥 Due to current drought conditions there will be absolutely NO CAMPFIRES permitted on the showgrounds or camping areas until further notice. This includes preshow and during the Labor Day weekend. Please use extreme caution and thank you for keeping everyone safe. 🔥 🔥 🔥

Various places around the showgrounds from our 2013 Steam School and Kids Day
06/15/2021
Steam School 2013 at Rollag

Various places around the showgrounds from our 2013 Steam School and Kids Day

Various places around the showgrounds from our 2013 Steam School and Kids Day

Checkout our horsepower segment from our 2013 DVD!
06/08/2021
2013 DVD - Horsepower

Checkout our horsepower segment from our 2013 DVD!

Checkout our horsepower segment from our 2013 DVD!#WMSTR2020 #STEAMTOSTREAM

Our Steam Engine segment from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature DVD
06/08/2021
2013 DVD - Steam Engines

Our Steam Engine segment from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature DVD

Our Steam Engine segment from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature DVD

06/05/2021
Check out the variety of stationary engines featured in our 2013 DVD!
06/01/2021
2013 DVD - Stationary Engines

Check out the variety of stationary engines featured in our 2013 DVD!

Check out the variety of stationary engines featured in our 2013 DVD!#WMSTR2020 #STEAMTOSTREAM

See how metal was worked back in the early days (and still today too)  Line shafts power our machine shop, and our black...
05/25/2021
2013 DVD - Metalworking

See how metal was worked back in the early days (and still today too) Line shafts power our machine shop, and our blacksmiths form metal with heat and hammers.

See how metal was worked back in the early days (and still today too) Line shafts power our machine shop, and our blacksmiths form metal with heat and hamme...

Fieldwork from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature.   Plowing with both gas & steam traction engines.
05/18/2021
2013 DVD - Fieldwork

Fieldwork from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature. Plowing with both gas & steam traction engines.

Fieldwork from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature. Plowing with both gas & steam traction engines.

Check out our 2013 Feature event - Gaar Scott engines!  We had engines from around the region, and even one of the oldes...
05/12/2021
2013 DVD - Feature - Gaar Scott

Check out our 2013 Feature event - Gaar Scott engines! We had engines from around the region, and even one of the oldest engines around from Indiana!

It's Back!  July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021HEAR YE, HEAR YE!!! In accordance with the mission of the Western Minnesota Ste...
05/10/2021
2021 ROLLAGOLOGY EDUCATION | Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

It's Back! July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!!! In accordance with the mission of the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (WMSTR), the Education Subcommittee of the WMSTR Board of Directors announces the formation of the School of Fine Arts, majoring in “Rollagology” (the study of all things Rollag)!!

What in the world does that mean??

WMSTR is starting short courses related to past technologies, that are similar to, but different than Steam School with the intention of offering them once every year.

Class Overview: The following is a list of the Saturday and Sunday morning 4-hour classes: So you want to buy a tractor? (8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday and Sunday) Print Shop Operations (8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday and Sunday) Blacksmithing (8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday and Sunday) This is a list of th...

Check out the sawmills on our grounds.  This is from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature.
05/07/2021
2013 DVD - Sawmills

Check out the sawmills on our grounds. This is from our 2013 Gaar Scott feature.

Don't forget about our online shop!  We've added a number of our hard-to-find commemorative plates recently.  Some have ...
04/29/2021
Shop | Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

Don't forget about our online shop! We've added a number of our hard-to-find commemorative plates recently. Some have only a very few quantities limited before they're gone for good!

Complete your collection today!

We are sorry to have to announce that Kid’s Day has been cancelled this year 2021. University of Rollag Steam School and...
04/22/2021

We are sorry to have to announce that Kid’s Day has been cancelled this year 2021.

University of Rollag Steam School and Rollagology classes are still scheduled as planned for registered participants and we will be following state of Minnesota guidelines ongoing.

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe and hope to see you all soon!

Join us Labor Day weekend 2021 for OTTO,  Oliver & Hart Parr!
04/01/2021

Join us Labor Day weekend 2021 for OTTO, Oliver & Hart Parr!

Join us Labor Day weekend 2021 for OTTO, Oliver & Hart Parr!

Greetings everyone!  The start of 2021 gives us a countdown of 239 days until our Labor Day event featuring Otto, Oliver...
01/06/2021
Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion - Online Videos - YouTube

Greetings everyone! The start of 2021 gives us a countdown of 239 days until our Labor Day event featuring Otto, Oliver & Hart-Parr engines!! Be sure to check out www.rollag.com for details and mark your calendars!

In the meantime, if you're in the middle of a cold winter, warm yourself up with hours of footage from past years!

https://www.youtube.com/c/wmstrmedia

Videos from our Labor Day weekend show, and other related events during the year. Any negative or abusive comments will be removed.

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Hawley, MN
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Welcome to Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion! Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of threshermen and pioneer women get together to relive the tradition of the good ol’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Come to Rollag, Minnesota next Labor Day and check out our show. We’ll see you at the Hill, ‘Where the Sun Always Shines in Your Heart!’ Find more information on our website: www.rollag.com. WMSTR is a non-profit organization run by unpaid volunteers.

We are thankful for the endless hours, knowledge, labor and donations from our members year-round to continue the tradition of Rollag. THANK YOU.

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CHARLIE UTZ, A WELL KNOWN MEMBER OF THE KY GANG IN THE SANDBOX, PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK. HIS SERVICE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPT. 18TH, AT THE BURLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH, IN BURLINGTON, KY. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 10 AM TILL 2 PM, WITH FUNERAL SERVICES FOLLOWING AT 2 PM. LINNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, IN BURLINGTON. CHARLIE WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS EASY LAUGH AND DRIVING ABILITY WITH THE BIG OFF ROAD TRUCKS. HE WILL BE MISSED.
I RECEIVED A HEART BREAKING CALL THIS MORNING, TELLING ME THAT OUR FRIEND FROM THE KENTUCKY GANG, CHARLIE UTZ. PASSED AWAY EARLY THIS MORNING. IF YOU WERE EVER AROUND THE SANDBOX, YOU WOULD HAVE MET CHARLIE, AS HE HAD THE ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYONE LAUGH. CHARLIE USUALLY DROVE THE BIG OFF-ROAD TRUCKS. I KNOW CHARLIE IS GOING TO BE MISSED. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
Just need a little help with a name if any one can..I'd can't remember the name of the old guy that sit at the Tydol Gas Station.I wrote it down but lost the sheet that had all the names I had..Thanks for your help..Love the reunion..
Just got home Tuesday afternoon: western Minnesota steam show: lot of crew work merry Ground: didn’t come one guys got hurt this summer: there was 2 of operation carousel lot hour’s lot people riding: it was fun look happy kids and old People in joy them self:
What a fantastic show last night! We love going to WMSTR every year. From our family to all the volunteers that make it possible THANK YOU!!!!! 
Still one of my favorite pics I took. Would be great to do a new recreation of the kids now grown up.
What better way than to celebrate your 2nd birthday at WMSTR?!
First time to visit your event this year! WOW! I hope to be back! 👍
Is the spark show on for tonight?
I received this one by email today: This is a one of a kind 1920 John Deer hit & miss motor on a JD 200 series garden tractor that I built. I have terminal cancer and I’m looking for a good home for it. It runs great. I've used it in parades. If you are interested, PM or email at [email protected] and I will relay the owner's contact info. Don