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2021
August 18th-22nd
62nd Annual Show
Featured:

John Deere. Sheppard Diesel. Southern IL Green Iron Club. Oddballs & Orphans. Empire Tractors Owners Club. Empire Tractor Expo 2020

2022
August 17th-21st
63rd Annual Show
Featured:

Minneapolis Moline.
Ford & Fordson.
Leader Tractors

2023
August 16th-20th
64th Annual Show
Featured:

Illinois J.I. Case Collectors

2024
August 14th-18th
65th Annual Show
Featured:

Gathering of the Orange.
Triple A Allis Club.

2025
August 13th-17th
66th Annual Show
Featured:

IHC
Chapter 32 & Chapter 10

2026
August 12th-16th
67th Annual Show
Featured:

Massey Harris


ATA HISTORY

The American Thresherman Association (ATA) was organized in March of 1959. The following people attended the first organizational meeting on October 15, 1959 at Brownstone, Illinois which led to the creation of the ATA:

• George F. Bahre Coulterville, IL
• D.R. Bartimus Beecher City, IL
• Clem Baudison Pinckneyville, IL
• Frederick Blauth Tower Hill, IL
• Thomas Doty Beecher City, IL
• W. Wilson Doty Beecher City, IL
• Albert Drexelius Bethalto, IL
• Ralph Fisher Assumption, IL
• Adolf Grosse Columbia, IL
• L.R. Hampsmire Decatur, IL
• Rudie Lilienkamp Hoyleton, IL
• Everett F. Pyle St. Jacob, IL
• R.B. Reams Taylorville, IL
• Amox Rixman Oklahoma City, OK
• Ben Steinbrook Alton, IL
• Carl Steinbrook Alton, IL
• Clint Virgin Belleville, IL

At the annual meeting in 1962, Amos Rixman commented that the Association "organized three years ago this month for the purpose of furnishing some enjoyment to its members and to be the beginning of something very worthwhile." Already in its brief life the Association had earned such a reputation that three towns vied for the chance to become the permanent site for the show. The Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce invited the ATA with open arms and pledges of support, and the Perry County community was chosen over Mascoutah and Highland for the 1962 show site.

 

Past Presidents

1960-1963: Amos Rixman- Oklahoma City, OK

1964-1965: Winton Bigham- Pinckneyville, IL

1966-1968: Paul Wagner- Willisville, IL

1969-1970: Ollie Knepper - Belleville, IL

1971: George F. Bahre- Coulterville, IL

1972-1978: Edward Jansen- Teutopolis, IL

1979: Rudie Lillienkamp - Hoyleton, IL

1980-1985: Bill Douglas - Granite City, IL

1986-1987: Stanley Kurwicki - Nashville, IL

1988-1998: Don Thomas - Pinckneyville, IL

1999-2001: Ernest Rusell - Jonesboro, IL

2002: William Schrader - Pinckneyville, IL

2003-2011: Charles Greer - Pinckneyville, IL

2012-Present: Josh Giacomo - Pinckneyville, IL