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Summerfest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show July 20

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Summerfest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show July 20

Pictured with his grandson, Kevin Hickey, winner of the 2018 Waterman Lions Tractor Show People’s Choice award, is organizing a July 21 tractor drive in memory of fellow tractor collector Joe Barshinger, who passed away from a farm accident last spring.

WATERMAN, Ill. — The Waterman Lions Club’s 19th annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show will be July 20 at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman.

The event marks the 65th anniversary of the Waterman Lions Club’s founding.

Publicity co-chair Pam Gaston said the show has a unique personality that sets it apart from some other town festivals.

“During the day, you will experience a welcoming, family-oriented and homecoming atmosphere mixed with all kinds of activities and events,” she said. “A family can have an entire day of fun in the park, and it will not cost an arm and a leg.”

Highlights include participation by nationally known ag media personality Max Armstrong. Armstrong is returning as a parade announcer with Mark Tuttle, DeKalb County Farm Bureau president.

The day starts with a 7 a.m. with a Farmers Breakfast by the United Neighborhood Center and ends around midnight after a fireworks show and beer garden featuring bands The Beaux, The Relics and Whiskey Romance.

In addition to tractor, engine and truck exhibits, the event will include a tractor pull, kiddie tractor pull and tractor parade. Also featured will be Soybean Adventure, sheep herding demonstration, train rides, drive-a-tractor experience, The Amazing Tim Adamz kid’s show, train and wagon rides, petting zoo, vintage baseball, raffles, food concession, craft show and flea market, and bags tournament, The Waterman Fire Department pork chop barbecue will be at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.watermantractorshow.com.

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