Watch for the vintage tractors in the Stampede Parade on Friday, July 8. The good ol’ days will be brought back to life by past Stampede Vintage Tractor Show and Shine Champions Jeremy Moore, Neil Bertsch and Ken Wood!
For 26 years and running the Calgary Stampede Farm Equipment committee has been showcasing our agricultural heritage by curating a selection of restored vintage tractors and equipment from across Alberta and beyond.
The 26th annual Vintage Tractor Pull, once again presented by Cervus Equipment, takes place on Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. and Monday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. These family- friendly events are free to attend and a must see at the Calgary Stampede. Enter the doors of the Scotiabank Saddledome and instantly be transported back in time to see a piece of agricultural history at work!
The Vintage Tractor Pull will feature 31 competitors, including past champions Ed Penner, Allen Hazenberg, Ken Wood, Jeremy Moore and Randy Niemans. Each competitor’s tractor is weighed and placed into one of six different weight classes – featherweight, followed by Class #1 through Class #5, beginning at 1,000 lbs up to 9,999 lbs. The longest total distance on two pulls determines the winner of each class.
As an added bonus between the 3rd and 4th Class, sit back and take in the Metal vs. Muscle showcase where vintage tractors will square off against a team of powerful Percheron heavy horses – this is the original horsepower vs. mechanical horsepower at its finest.
Also on Park, the Tractor Show & Shine runs Sunday, July 10 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, July 11 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Country Trails between the Agriculture building and the Agrium Western Event Centre.
Vote for your favourite tractor on Twitter using the hashtag #vtpeopleschoice or this year vote by paper ballot! The tractor that receives the most votes will win the People’s Choice award, which will be presented during the awards ceremony at the Monday, July 11 5:30 p.m. Vintage Tractor Pull in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Don’t miss the Vintage Tractor Pull and Vintage Tractor Show & Shine at the 2016 Calgary Stampede. For reminders closer to the date, follow @stampedeag on Twitter, @stampede_ag on Instagram and like the Calgary Stampede Agriculture on Facebook.