Waterman Lions Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show has a unique personality

Winner of the 2018 Waterman Lions Tractor Show People's Choice award Kevin Hickey and his grandson. Kevin is organizing a July 21 tractor drive in memory of fellow tractor collector Joe Barshinger. Joe passed away from a farm accident this spring. (Photo contributed)

WATERMAN - The Waterman Lions Club will hold their 19th annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show on Saturday, July 20 at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman. The Waterman Lions view this year as special in that they are celebrating the show in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of the club’s founding.

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

Highlights include participation by nationally known ag media personality Max Armstrong. Armstrong is returning as a parade announcer with Mark Tuttle, DeKalb County Farm Bureau president.

The day starts with a 7 a.m. Farmers Breakfast by the United Neighborhood Center and ends around midnight after a spectacular fireworks show and beer garden featuring bands The Beaux, The Relics, and Whiskey Romance.

Other attractions include tractor pull; tractor, engine and truck exhibits; Soybean Adventure; sheep herding demo; train rides; drive a tractor experience; The Amazing Tim Adamz kid’s show; train and wagon rides; tractor parade; kiddie tractor pull; petting zoo; vintage baseball; raffles,; Lions food concession; craft show-flea market; bags tournament; 4 p.m. pork chop barbeque by Waterman Fire Department,; and much more. For more information, visit http://www.watermantractorshow.com/.

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