Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days

Harvest Days kick off autumn

Sep 27, 2023
Scenes from Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days, held Sept. 23-24 in rural Lake City.

Oat shocking planned ahead of Autumn Harvest Days

Aug 9, 2023
Oat shocking will take place Friday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. on the Autumn Harvest Days grounds at the Dwain and Marilyn Gerken farm. Everyone is welcome to attend—either to watch or help. Autumn Harvest Days will be held the last weekend in September at the farm. For more information, people can call...

Shredding, milling, pulling, plowing

Sep 29, 2021
Last weekend was the last weekend in September, meaning it was time for the annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival at the Marilyn and Dwain Gerken farm near Oak Center. It was two days full of vintage equipment, food, music, competitions, vendors, demonstrations and more. This was the...

Minnesotans attend National Hand Cornhusking Contest

Oct 30, 2019
Four Minnesota residents traveled to Gothenberg, Neb., for the National Corn Husking competition. From left are Adam, Jerry, and Kathy Ofstie, and Marilyn Gerken. Gerken hosted the state competition at her Oak Center farm during Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days. At nationals, she came in third...

Yesteryears reappear during Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days

Sep 26, 2019
Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days turns 20 this year. The annual event dedicated to teaching and preserving the area’s agricultural heritage will be Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dwain Gerken Farm in rural Lake City. Each year the...

Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days are this weekend

Sep 26, 2018
The 19th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dwain Gerken farm, 64245 355th Avenue, Lake City. The festival celebrates rural history with equipment demonstrations, displays, live music, children’s activities...

Harvest days will soon be here

Sep 13, 2018
Volunteers prepare for Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 64245 355th Ave., Lake City. For information on Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days, people can contact Michael Ohlhaber at 651-269-2780 or...

Prep underway for Autumn Harvest Days

Aug 22, 2018
Organizers have been out in the field preparing for the 19th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival coming up at the end of September. A group was out recently getting shocking oats ready for the festival. Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days will be Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5...

Harvest Days hosts named outstanding conservationists

Jan 24, 2018
Dwain and Marilyn Gerken were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Dec. 3-5 in Bloomington, Minn. The Gerkens, who farm 90 acres near Oak Center, were selected by the Wabasha Soil and Water...

Harvest demoed at Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days

Sep 28, 2017
One of the big attractions of the annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days is the opportunity to see antique farm machinery, like this Deering threshing machine owned by Michael Ohlhaber, put into use once again. Once the grain was separated from the stalks, the stalks themselves were baled in a...

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