2019 Old Engine & Tractor Show to honor the John Deere tractor.

July 31, 2019

2019 Old Engine & Tractor Show to honor the John Deere tractor.

SCOTTVILLE — In 1918, Deere & Co. purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company of Waterloo, Iowa and entered into the tractor market with the production of the Waterloo Boy. This year, the Western Michigan Old Engine Club will honor the centennial of the John Deere tractor during its 46th Old Engine and Tractor Show, which starts Thursday, Aug. 1 and goes through Sunday, Aug. 4 at Scottville Riverside Park.

New to the show this year will be a horse pull, which begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Antique tractor pulls will take place on Friday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. while a garden tractor pull will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The show features daily demonstrations of the way country life used to be: threshing, bailing, sawmill, blacksmith shop, wood turners, and more.

Saturday is kids day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include a pedal tractor pull, valve cover racers, scavenger hunt, and bird house building. Kids ages 8 to 15 can participate in a garden tractor pull beginning at 1 p.m.

Daily admission is $6 for adults. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Thursday is senior day with $5 admission for those ages 65 and older.

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