Antique tractors at Waterman festival
The Waterman Lions Club will hold its 12th annual Summer Fest and Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Show on Saturday at Waterman Lions Park.
The day will begin with a french toast breakfast at 7 a.m. and runs all day, ending with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
New to this year’s show is the Northwest Illinois Chapter of the American Historical Truck Association and its traveling museum, a vintage baseball game and a Cowboy Fast Draw contest.
The Championship Garden and Mini Tractor Pull, which was a big hit last year, will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It features most classes of garden tractors, including those with modified engines in the 100 HP-area.
The annual parade of antique tractors and trucks will be held around noon. Other planned attractions include the Dixieland band Barb City Stompers who will play from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m., jam sessions by the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, crafter/flea market booths, a petting zoo, Waterman & Western miniature train rides, Lions Club food concessions, kiddie tractor pull, kids’ games and other family activities.
The Lions will draw names in a draw-down raffle at 5 p.m. Pub West will host a beer garden starting at 3 p.m. A band will play at 8 p.m.
Waterman Lions Park is located at 420 S. Birch St. in Waterman.