The tractors will be rolling into Bellevue on August 12 and 13 for the 19th Annual Bellevue Antique Tractor Show. The show will be held at Washington Park in downtown Bellevue. Admission is free. This is a chance for kids and adults to enjoy seeing a wide variety of old tractors and equipment.
At 5:00 on Friday and Saturday night, there will be a tractor parade led by Tom Andreas, the 2022 Grand Marshall. Tom has been a long-time participant in this annual event. On Friday night, immediately following the tractor parade, there will be a tractor drive through 12 miles of scenic countryside.
On Saturday at 10:00 a.m. tractor games will take place with games such as putting a chain in a box, dropping balls in buckets, slowest tractor race and more.
There will also be vendors available on Saturday and an opportunity to go on tractor and wagon rides. Kids’ activities will start at 1:00 p.m. which include a pedal pull, face painting and more. Two children, one boy and one girl, will have a chance to win a new bike if their name is drawn on Saturday at 3:30. It’s easy to enter the drawing, simply drop your name in the box. The winner must be present to win.
At noon there will be a presentation of the Grand Marshall plaque and various other trophies. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Also happening on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be a Silent Auction. Funds raised from the auction help cover the expenses of the event.
All tractors are welcome to participate for just a day or both days. This is a great opportunity to get your antique tractor out and enjoy the comradery of others who enjoy sharing their tractor. Security will be available on Friday night.
If you would like more information, or you’d like to get involved, contact David Shumaker at 269-763-3457 or Darold or Carol Cheeseman at 269-758-3130.
Submitted by Charlene Shumaker