Waldron Labor Day Fest coming soon 8.20

Written by David Green.

Waldron’s annual Labor Day Homecoming celebration brings back a pair of familiar events: the classic car show and the antique tractor show.

CAR SHOW—The car and truck show is scheduled from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. The show is planned on Water Street near the water tower.

Trophies will be given for a large array of features, such as best interior, best original restored car, best of show truck, best of show street rod, etc.

Music and games will be provided by Jim Hephner. The registration cost is by donation.

For more information, contact Randy Bernath at 517/437-2328, or Mike Tinney at 517/286-6369.

TRACTOR SHOW—Silver King and Minneapolis-Moline are the featured tractors in this year’s show, scheduled Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

Setup is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 30, and contests get underway Sunday afternoon. These range from tractor driving competition to rooster, hog and cow calling.

In addition to the tractor events, there will be displays of antique equipment, steam engines, gas engines, drawings and a flea market. Vendors are invited to to display goods at the flea market.

Tractor pulling contests begin at noon Monday, Sept. 1.

Camping is free for exhibitors.

For more information, call Patti or Phil Siegel at 517/673-1623 or 517/383-2936.

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