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Upcoming Events
Bloomfield Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar
November 5, 2016

41st Annual Threshing Show
July 14-16, 2017
Tractor of the Year: Oliver
Engine of the Year: Maytag

39th Fall Festival and Swap Meet
September 23-24, 2017
Bloomfield Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar
November 4, 2017

42nd Annual Threshing Show
July 20-22, 2018
Tractor of the Year: Ford
Engine of the Year: Orphans and Oddballs





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2016 Meeting Schedule
fourth Sunday of each month except December at 7pm
January 24
February 28
April 3
April 24
May 22
June 26
July 31 <--- Note the date change!
August 28
October 2 (September meeting)
October 23
November 27




Past Events
2016 Summer Show flyer
2016 Fall Festival flyer
2015 Summer Show flyer
2015 Fall Festival flyer
2014 Summer Show flyer
2014 Fall Festival flyer
2013 Summer Show flyer
2013 Fall Festival flyer
2012 Summer Show flyer
2012 Fall Festival flyer
2011 Summer Show flyer
2011 Fall Festival flyer
2010 Summer Show flyer
2010 Fall Festival flyer
2009 Summer Show flyer
2009 Fall Festival flyer
2011 Fall Festival Photos
2011 Summer Show Photos
2010 Tractor Cruise Photos
2010 Kid's Day Photos
Highlights from 2010 Fall Show
Highlights from 2010 Summer Show
Highlights from 2009 Bloomfield Supper and Craft Bazaar
2009 Tractor Cruise Photos
2009 Kid's Day Photos
Highlights from 2009 Fall Show
Highlights from 2009 Summer Show


The 2016 shows are over, but please join us for the Bloomfield Supper and Craft Bazaar on November 5, 2016!!!



Bloomfield Flyer is here!



Chances for all raffle items are $1 and may be purchased from MAETA members or at the flower shop in Valley Falls. Drawing is November 5, 2016 at the Bloomfield Bazaar and Supper.

2016 Raffle Quilt made by Roxie Barton

New in 2016, we are raffling off one of our handmade cedar chests! These are made by members with wood donated and sawed on the grounds. We have more available for purchase as well.

See our Facebook page for pictures and videos from the 2016 Threshing Show and Fall Festival!

Did you get a copy of our 2015 Newsletter?

Its been a few years since we have published the newsletter. Editor Gary Bowen is working on the 2016 edition now. If you would like a paper copy, you may contact Gary via e-mail: garybo.44@gmail.com .
We are posting copies here if you would like to read one online. 2015 MAETA Newsletter

 

2016 Featured Tractor is Allis Chalmers




2016 Featured Engine is Fairbanks Morse



Would you like to have your wedding or other party at our grounds? Please contact Jody Kirkwood at (785) 484-3713.

 

Our 2015 Summer Threshing Show was one of our biggest shows! The Fall Festival was terrific as well!

Our 2015 Tractor of the Year was Case. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures and details.
Copies of the Case panorama photo are $35 and may be purchased from Kevin Kirkwood at 785-220-9477.

2015 Truck and Antique Tractor Pull results:  Here

Our 2014 Summer Show and Fall Festival were both AWESOME!!!

We were thrilled to once again host the International Harvester Collectors. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures and details.
Copies of the IHC panorama photo are $35 and may be purchased from Kevin Kirkwood at 785-220-9477.

2013 Summer Show wrap-up:

Tractor Pull results

Please see our Facebook page for pictures.

Our 36th Annual Threshing and Antique Tractor Show (2012) was great fun!

Pictures are up on our Facebook page, check us out there to upload your pics from the show.

Learn how we cut and bind the wheat for our show!

Our 2011 Summer show was HOT but fun!

Here is some of the press we received:





In addition to the International Harvester Collector's hosting their meeting with us in July 2010, Ag Am in Kansas featured our summer show on their daily program.
View the July 28, 2010 program

View the June 7 segment.





Cottonwood Station
Chuck Wagon
Flour Mill
Hay Barn
Blacksmith Shop
Sims Garage
Livery Barn
Saw Mill
1863 Sorghum Press
General Store, Post Office & Print Shop
1854 Log Cabin
1895 Bloomfield Church
Welcome to Cottonwood Station, a reproduction living history of an early day Kansas town. Developed and maintained by the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association (MAETA), established in 1977. Our purpose is to preserve, through living history, early farming techniques, the appreciation of antique engines, occupations and cultures in small towns and rural areas of early Kansas.


We are pleased to offer private tours of our grounds year-round. Please contact Merril Lovendahl at (785) 986-6469 for appointments and information.


If you would like to host an event on our grounds, please contact Jody Kirkwood at (785) 484-3713.
   

Meetings are at 7pm the 4th Sunday of every month (except December) in the General Store.

Please note: beginning in 2014, membership dues are going up to $20 for members age 12 and over.

If you are interested in membership, fill out our Membership Application and mail to: Meriden Threshers Association, 4351 81st Street, Meriden, KS 66512


The Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association is a non-profit entity under the 501(c)(3) statute.