After two years of waiting, the 66th Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion and Stampede has come and gone in Austin. The event finished last Sunday after starting on Thursday. Along the way, there were vintage cars and plenty of tractors and steam engines.

Colin Farquhar, an attendee, said his favourite part of the weekend was getting to see friends who he hadn't got a chance to see in a couple of years.

"Get a chance to work with them, work alongside them and sit around the campfire in the evening and swap stories and play some music and have a good time. It is a family reunion out here."

Farquhar says that once he actually got to the site, he let out a big sigh, saying it was a whole weekend of saying, 'Oh hey, great to see you!'

"You know, checking up on everybody and seeing how things are going and encouraging 105-year-old equipment that hasn't run in two years that it wants to go again."

The four-day event in Austin, which featured a variety of attractions and usually sees over 11,000 people come (numbers are not confirmed this year,) was much needed after two long years away.