FARMINGTON — The Maine Antique Tractor Club’s annual Tractor Festival will be at 8 a.m. today through Sunday at the Farmington Fair Grounds. The featured tractor at the event will be the Minneapolis Moline. Gate admission cost $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 11-17 and free for children 10 and younger.

There will be antique tractor pulls, lawn and garden tractor pulls, tractor games, a tractor parade with more than 100 different antique tractors on display. There will also be daily demonstrations of antique equipment.

Other events include pedal tractor pulls, barrel train rides and a children’s play area. Crafters and food vendors will be on hand and an indoor lawn sale, pie baking contest and other events are planned.

This year’s annual fundraiser will benefit domestic violence prevention and will start at 4 this afternoon. Tractor drivers will donate money to hook onto the drag.

The Maine Maple Producers at the Sugar House will serve a daily pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.

The club focuses on the preservation of information, documents, and artifacts relating to the invention, development, and use of farm tractors and related implements and equipment.

Members also teach present and future generations about the uses of antique tractors, implements and equipment and to show them at work.

For more information call 737-9206 or email [email protected]


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