The 37th annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee are happening August 23–25 at the Charlie Huisan farm in Petersburg. The organizer of the event is the Rea Valley Heritage Association.
Activities will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. after the Tractorcade comes to Charlie’s Park from Creston. After eating a meal, the partakers of the tractorcade can participate in a dance in a barn, and the music will be there too. Around 8 p.m., other activities will start.
Also, there will be a consignment auction on Saturday at 9 a.m. The event where participants can work and plow begins at 11 a.m.; then, there will be tractor games. At noon, you’ll be able to enjoy old-time antique tractors pulling. The tractor pulling includes tractors of four classes.
On Saturday, at 3:30 p.m., you can watch “Parade of Power,” then, at 4:30 p.m., a short tractorcade. Between 5 and 8 p.m., the Knights of Columbus are going to serve steaks on the site.
When the sun goes down, the steam engine spark spectacle will start; later, around 8 p.m. there will be a dance with the open music jam.
There’s no entry fee; therefore, bring your friends and relax with them in the fresh air.