A world record attempt next year in Manitoba will bring together the most-ever antique threshing machines to harvest a crop of wheat.

The event, Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry, will attempt to break the current record of 111 machines harvesting at once, all while raising money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

To set the record, all threshing machines must operate simultaneously and continuously for at least 15 minutes. Each machine will be driven by a steam engine, tractor or stationary engine built between 1890 and 1950.

Spokesperson Ayn Wilcox says support for the event has already started strong, with volunteers and equipment owners registering from across the prairies and into the United States.

Harvesting Hope will be held in conjunction with the Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion & Stampede, Canada's largest pioneer heritage festival.

The world record attempt will be held in Austin on July 31, 2016.