Discovery Park of America has announced the return of the popular Antique Tractor Show for the fourth year. The unique event, sponsored by First Choice Farm & Lawn – Kubota, will be held on Fri., Aug. 7 and Sat., Aug. 8 at Discovery Park of America.
“Each year we are amazed at the number of incredible tractors that show up for our tractor show,” said Karl Johnson, a director at the park and one of the organizers of the event. “It’s also one of our most popular events and attendance has grown each year as people tell their friends and family members about it.”
Discovery Park is strictly following all recommended health and safety guidelines for employees and guests. The Antique Tractor Show is held outside on the grounds, which gives guests the opportunity to social distance as they look at the tractors on display.
Anyone who has an antique tractor they would like to display should take it to Discovery Park on Thurs., Aug. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sat., Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. to have it displayed in the show. Everyone who enters a tractor for display will also receive two free passes to Discovery Park.
Another crowd-pleasing part of the tractor show each year takes place on Sat., Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. when the tractors on display drive around Discovery Park in a unique, one-of-a-kind parade. Guests can enjoy the parade in comfort by lining up along the road that circles the park. The Antique Tractor Show will end following the parade, but Discovery Park will remain open for guests to continue exploring the museum and park until 4 p.m.
Other activities throughout the weekend include bluegrass music, food trucks, a display of hit/miss engines, a chainsaw carver and vendors. Those who are coming in for the whole weekend can receive special hotel rates at the Sleep Inn / MainStay next door to the park.
This special weekend will be the last chance to see the antique farm equipment and tractors that are currently on display in the Simmons Bank Ag Center. After the Antique Tractor Show, the exhibit space will close for renovation for the new exhibit opening December 5, 2020, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.”For a complete list of upcoming events and educational opportunities, visit DiscoveryParkofAmerica.com.