The Glen Rose Antique Tractor and Machinery Club will host their 10th annual summer show and pull at the Somervell County Expo Center on July 11 and 12. Collectors and restorers will have a chance to show off their hard work and visitors can browse through restored tractors and antique machinery.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 and under. Doors will open at noon on Friday, July 11. Exhibitors are invited to attend a Barbeque Friday afternoon.
Competitors will have a chance to practice their tractor pull technique at 4 p.m. for $5 per hook. Half of the fee will go to support a local charity. The first Kiddie Pedal Pull will begin at 7 p.m.
Adults will get a chance to compete in their first round of tractor pulls, which begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The second round of Kiddie Pedal Pulls will start at 10 a.m.
The antique tractor parade will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the final round of Kiddie Pedal Pulls. Each participant will receive a free shirt.
Live safety demonstrations will also be conducted after the show. The demonstration will use dummies to illustrate the importance of safety around equipment. While everyone is invited to attend, the demonstration may be disturbing for younger visitors.
Raffles will be held for a John Deere riding lawn mower, a $200 gift card and a pedal tractor. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five chances. The raffle will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
New this year is a quilt show. The quilts will be voted on during the show and a People’s Choice Award will be announced.
The tractor show and pull has been a favorite attraction for 10 years. Much of the success of the show can be attributed to Connie Rake.
Rake was instrumental in organizing the show each year. She would also document the events and take photographs during the Kiddie Pedal Pull.
Organizers for the show would like to dedicate these events to the honor of her memory.