Oldies still moving at Johnson City Antique Tractor Pull and Show
See who has the strongest old machine during the Antique Tractor Pull and Show on Saturday, June 25, at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 U.S. 281 in Johnson City.
The Johnson City Antique Tractor and Engine Club’s annual event gets rolling at 10 a.m., though gates and registration open at 9 a.m. Watch tractors made in 1965 and earlier pull a sled — weighted or non-weighted — to see which one can go the farthest.
The pull can feature up to 10 classes of tractors based on horsepower. A tractor can make several runs during the course of the day, so the pulling might last well into the afternoon and evening.
These antique tractors helped America grow into one of the largest agriculture economies in the world. The Johnson City event celebrates that heritage and gives the machines' owners a chance at bragging rights.
Admission to the event and entry into the competition are by donation. Proceeds benefit the Blanco County 4-H and local FFA clubs.
Children will be entertained by barrel rides and a kiddie pull, during which the young competitors crank away at small, pedal-operated tractors.
A lawn mower pull lines up a number of classes, including those straight off the store floor as well as modified ones.
Food vendors will be on site.
Visit the Johnson City Antique Tractor and Engine Club’s Facebook page for more information and updates.
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