Waterman Lions Show returning to normal in 2021


WATERMAN - After a COVID adjusted 2020, the Waterman Lions Club will hold a more traditional 21st annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show on Saturday, July 17 at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman.

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

A special attraction this year is a Civil War camp reenactment and demonstrations by the 10th Illinois, Company H, Sandwich Guards.

COVID vaccinations will be offered by the DeKalb County Health Department for those 12 years and over.

The day starts with a 7 a.m. Farmers Breakfast and ends around midnight after a spectacular fireworks show and beer garden featuring bands The Beaux and Party Doctors.

Other attractions include tractor, engine, and truck exhibits, drive a tractor experience, Mr. Steve kid’s show, wagon rides, tractor parade, kiddie tractor pull, pony and camel rides, petting zoo, bags tournament, 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/.