The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum in Crookston, Minn., will celebrate its 6th annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 12.
The event kicks off with a pork dinner starting at 11:00. Sugarbeets will be harvested with restored equipment from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Newly restored this year is a 430 John Deere unit with grab roll changeover kit.
Numerous pieces of sugarbeet equipment will be on display all day, including a just-located 1959 Erdman harvester that features what perhaps is the earliest scrub chain.
Other activities include wheat threshing with a steam engine, cutting grain with a binder and horse-drawn wagon rides on the museum grounds.
For more details, visit the museum website: www.sugarbeetmuseum.com