For 25 years the Calgary Stampede Farm Equipment committee has been preserving our agricultural heritage for young and old by bringing vintage tractors and equipment back to life and showcasing them to the public during Stampede.
The 25th annual Vintage Tractor Pull, presented by Cervus Equipment, takes place on Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. and Monday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Calgary Stampede Farm Equipment committee.
The 25th anniversary of the Vintage Tractor Pull will feature 25 competitors from across Alberta with each one hoping to claim first in their class. There are six different weight classes – featherweight followed by Class #1 through #5, beginning at 1,000 lbs up to 9,999 lbs. The winner of each class is determined based on the highest aggregate pull over the two days.
Between classes during the Vintage Tractor Pull, sit back and take in the Metal versus Muscle show where vintage tractors will square off against a team of powerful Percheron heavy horses – this is horsepower at its finest.
All of this exciting action will take place in the dynamic atmosphere of the Scotiabank Saddledome and is free to attend.
All shined up
The Tractor Show and Shine is also back this year. Come get an up close and personal look at the immaculately restored vintage tractors from 1960 and older. The Show and Shine takes place on Sunday, July 5 at 5 p.m. on Country Trail between the Agriculture Building and the Agrium Western Event Centre. This is your chance to talk to the tractor owners who invest significant time and money into restoring these beauties and are truly passionate about their work. You can even climb aboard and have your photo taken with the vintage farm equipment.
You won’t want to miss the Show and Shine this year as you’ll be able to vote for your favourite tractor in the new People’s Choice award. Take a good look at the shined up tractors and then tweet us @stampedeag using the #peopleschoice with your pick (each tractor will be numbered – just give us the tractor number)!
And if you’re going to be taking in the Calgary Stampede parade on Friday, July 3, watch for the vintage tractors that will be driven by past Stampede tractor pull champions.
Don’t miss the Vintage Tractor Pull and Tractor Show & Shine at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. For reminders closer to the date, follow @stampedeag on Twitter, @stampede_ag on Instagram and like Calgary Stampede Agriculture on Facebook.