POINT PLEASANT — The last Saturday of July will host the seventh annual Tractor Show and Parade at the West Virginia State Farm Museum.
Gates for the event will open at 8 a.m., with registration for the show starting about 9 a.m. and the parade leaving the Farm Museum at 10 a.m.
The parade route will leave from the farm museum, head into Point Pleasant on West Virginia 62, travel down Main Street, go through the underpass (where the farmer’s market is held), through Krodel Park, north into Point, out Sand Hill Road, over Bethel Church Road and returning to the farm museum from there. The public is encouraged to come out along the route and take pictures.
To participate in the parade tractors must be able to maintain 10 mph and have a slow moving vehicle sign on the back of the tractor. The parade will be escorted by the Mason County Sheriffs’s Department.
For the show there are seven classes available. Class one – tractors of 1959 and older. Class two – new generation tractors, 1960 and newer. Class three – riding mowers with or without a cutting deck. Class four – walk behind garden tractors with or without attachments. Class five – pedal tractors. (These can be shown by any age, and cannot participate in the parade). Class six – toy tractors and machinery. (These can be displayed, and participants must bring their own table to show on). Class seven – miscellaneous equipment. (This can be any outdoor implement that does not fit into the other classes).
The show will not be judged, there is no entry fee or admittance, and the cafeteria will be open during the day.
There are 17 tractors estimated to be in the parade. While the parade is going on, games and a pedal tractor pull will be held at the farm museum as well as the show starting. The farm museum will also be open during the event for visitors to tour.
“It’s a chance to have a good family day together, it’s geared towards the family,” stated John Ohlinger, coordinator for the event.
To learn more about the event or any of the events the farm museum hosts, visit its Facebook page at West Virginia State Farm Museum. To learn more about the tractor parade call Ohlinger at 304-882-2422.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.