A Local’s Guide to the 2017 Farmers and Threshers Jubilee

Are you looking for the perfect ways to welcome the crisp fall weather of the Laurel Highlands? When you stay with us at Oak Lodgeyou’ll be close to seasonal events like the 4 Fall Festivals. These four celebrations are the largest and most popular events in our area! To kick start this September extravaganza, the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee is held the weekend after Labor Day in New Centerville, Pennsylvania. Grab your jacket, camera, and sense of adventure to experience this fantastic festival! 

If you are planning your unforgettable getaway with us, request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide! It includes our favorite things to do such as area attractions, exciting events like the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee, and landmark destinations. Our interactive guide also features the rustic elegant accommodations and on-site amenities at Oak Lodge!

What You’ll Experience at the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee

As the colors of fall complement our hilly countryside, the Laurel Highlands showcases seasonal festivals like the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee. Read over our local insights and find out everything you need to know about this year’s event!

A Preservation of 19th Century Life

For over 60 years, the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee features the machines from the early days of the Laurel Highlands. The roots of our rolling landscape have deep ties to the land and farming. As you walk around this event, you’ll see a diverse collection of antique vehicles, including model tractors, steam engines, and dog-powered machines.

Another part of our early days includes threshing. This intricate process successfully removed the loosened chaff from cereal grains. You can see a ground hog thresher, tread power threshing, and feed grinder machine. While you are there, watch demonstrations of these compelling machines in action!

Exciting Events

Every year, the New Centerville Fire Department presents the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee. Each day of this celebration boasts fun-filled demonstrations, competitive contests, and special guests showing off their craft. When you attend, here some exciting events you’ll see!

  • Quilt contests
  • Photo displays
  • Scarecrow competition
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Apple pie competition (one of our favorites)
  • The Grand Jubilee Parade
  • Cement block demonstrations
  • Dennis Beach Woodcarver

This is just an overview of what you’ll find at this year’s festivities. In addition to the activities, indulge in the slow cooked food, shop the unique craft stands, and make the most of your time here!

What Other Festivals Can You Attend in September

The 4 Fall Festivals bring the past of the Laurel Highlands to life through interactive exhibits and visual displays. In addition to the Farmers and Threshers, we urge to attend the other celebrations in this four-event series. These include:

Each of these seasonal festivals provides a glimpse in the different heritages that have shaped our region into the diverse area it is today.

Relax at Oak Lodge

If you want to continue celebrating our heritage at the Farmers and Threshers Jubilee, make the scenic 25-mile drive back to our rustic bed and breakfast! Upon your return to Oak Lodge, you’ll be surrounded by the warm hues of the changing leaves on our 800-acre paradise. Whether you want to find our hidden waterfalls or photograph our Jimberg Village, you’re sure to have an amazing time immersing yourself in our property.

After your day exploring, relax in your stunning accommodation. We invite you to browse our gorgeous selection of comfortable retreats and reserve the ideal one for you and your beloved. Each of our hideaways showcases views of our scenic area, luxurious bedding, and spacious baths to help you unwind.

Plan your perfect getaway to Western Pennsylvania this year!