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Tractor Field Days this weekend

You will see a colorful display of tractors and drivers, a highlight of the weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

The Park Rapids Antique Tractor and Engine Club will hold their 19th annual Field Days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 6-7 at the East 40 grounds south of Park Rapids on County Road 6.

Admission is $5 per day and children under 12 are admitted with no cost. With each paid admission a collector button is included. This year's Field Days features Cockshutt tractors.

Gates open at 7 a.m., serving breakfast at the pavilion until 10 a.m. at the beginning of both days. A flea market/swap meet will feature antiques, crafts and collectables.

Saturday's events include sawmill demonstrations from 10 to 11 a.m., a tractor parade around the grounds, a tractor pull with weigh-ins starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m., field demonstrations at 11 a.m. After lunch the tractor pull will be held at 1 p.m., with nine farm classes and three open classes and the afternoon activities will be announced.

The afternoon activities start out with square dancing at the pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m., a light supper will then be held at the pavilion at 5 p.m. and finishing off the evening will be music entertainment in the pavilion.

Sunday morning after breakfast, devotions will be held in the church from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., gospel music at the pavilion starts at 11 a.m. and going until noon. Also during that time there will be field and sawmill demonstrations. Lunch at the pavilion starts at 11 a.m. Following that, from 1 to 2 p.m., there will be the tractor parade around the grounds followed by the youth pedal tractor pull in the pavilion from 2 until 3 p.m. The tractor raffle will start at 4 p.m.

The first place prize for the raffle is a 1949 Cockshutt 30 tractor, second prize is a Cockshutt pedal tractor and third prize is a Cockshutt quilt.

Throughout the day there's also entertainment at the pavilion.

On Saturday Frank Lamb will be performing in the mid-morning and afternoon and there will also be square dancing in the afternoon.

Sunday the Melody Boys will be performing from 1 until 5 p.m.

Other ongoing activities on both days are combining, threshing, tractor plowing, sawmill, shingle making, blacksmith shop, lath making, snow fence making, tractor dyno, tractor displays, parades, horse related machinery, vintage implements, stationary gas engines working displays, miniature railroad, petting zoo, ice cream and popcorn, prize giveaways every half-hour, silent auction and items in the office.

"People movers" will take participants around the grounds both days.

For more information, contact Noel Allard at 732-5100 or Jim Wright at 732-8567.