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Upcoming Events

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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2017 Meeting Schedule
fourth Sunday of each month except December at 7pm
January 22
February 26
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
October 1 (September meeting)
October 22
November 26

Past Events
2016 Fall Festival flyer
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 Summer Threshing Show is July 14, 15, 16, 2017!!!!

Please note: The Antique Power Show Guide and the Farm Collector Show Guide both have the 2018 dates. The correct dates are July 14-16.

Summer Show Flyer is here!!!

2017 Summer Show Flyer

2017 Featured Tractor is Oliver

Jim Little's Oliver

2017 Featured Engine is Maytag

Jr's Maytag

2016 Newsletter is here!

2016 MAETA Newsletter

Please note: Due to scheduling conflicts, the date for the 2017 Summer Show is July 14, 15, 16. It is incorrect in the newsletter.

After a several year hiatus, the newsletter is back! Contact editor Gary Bowen with suggestions and questions. If you would like a paper copy, you may contact Gary via e-mail: .

Bloomfield Wrap-up:

Congratulations to Chris Claiborne, Berryton, who won the John Deere Wedding Ring Quilt.
Troy Smith, Topeka, was the winner of the Cedar Chest.

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: .
We are posting copies here if you would like to read one online. 2015 MAETA Newsletter


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.