Closeup view of the Spark Show
SPARK SHOW AT DUSK
with Photos by Kent Staubus
It's been a busy day but the festivities
are still going on! At dusk the crowd gathers
near Steamer Hill awaiting the spectacular
Spark Show. One of the huge steam engines
is being stoked to send smoke and sparks
into the night sky, and all that will be
visible are fiery sparks flying high, creating
a spectacle that is unique to Threshing shows.
It is a re-enactment of the home grown and
home made night-time entertainment midwestern
folks created back in the days when 4th of
July fireworks weren't as available as they
Kent Staubus provided the night time photos
on this page.
Waiting for nightfall to begin the show
Kory Anderson building up fire for the Spark
The Spark Show begins!
This short video was taken from a distance
|In addition to the Spark show, evening and
nighttime activities include moonlight steam
rides, steam car rides, some of the food
concessions, and just viewing the sights.
Kent Staubus took these spectacular photos
of the steam engines on Steamer Hill at night.
Thank you, Kent, for sharing them with us!
Steamer Hill at dusk
See the Milky Way in the night sky above
Quiet time for the steamers
|We had Kent's spectacular photo of the Spark
Show printed on black t-shirts
sweat shirts as a souvenir of
Show. They are sold in the Souvenir Shop during the show. Some may still be available.
Contact Donna Anderson for more
Continue to the photo albuns of some of our Past Parades
See you at the Show!