October 04, 2022

SummerFest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show returning to normal

WATERMAN, Ill. — After a COVID-adjusted 2020, the Waterman Lions Club will hold a more traditional 21st annual SummerFest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show on July 17 at Lions Park in Waterman.

Publicity co-chair Pam Gaston described the show as having 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. A family can have an entire day of fun in the park and it will not cost an arm and a leg,” she said.

A special attraction this year is a Civil War camp reenactment and demonstrations by The 10th Illinois, Company H, Sandwich Guards.

COVID vaccinations will be offered by the DeKalb County Health Department for those 12 and over.

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

Other attractions include tractor, engine and truck exhibits, drive-a-tractor experience, Mr. Steve kid’s show, wagon rides, tractor parade, kiddie tractor pull, pony and camel rides, petting zoo, bags tournament, vintage baseball, raffles, Lions food concession, craft show and flea market, bags tournament, pork chop barbecue by Waterman Fire Department and more.

For additional information, visit www.watermantractorshow.com.