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Antique tractors at Waterman festival

Published: Monday, July 16, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

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.

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