Events and Media Resources

Events and attractions

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John Deere Attractions announce 2018 special events

Looking for fun, free, family entertainment? Check out the 2018 special events at the John Deere Attractions and mark your calendars. Our full line of events has something for everyone!

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Deere sites and contributions named to “Top 200” lists in honor of Illinois’ bicentennial year

To help commemorate the state of Illinois’ bicentennial year, a variety of “Top 200” lists are being celebrated and John Deere sites and contributions are prominently featured. See them for yourself when you visit John Deere.

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The John Deere Historic Site Hosts Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13

Climb aboard the horses and covered wagon, bob for apples on a string, and choose the perfect pumpkin to decorate to your liking. Old-fashioned kids’ games and photo ops are just the start — join our fall-fun free-for-all on Saturday, October 13 at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois. 

The John Deere Pavilion will host the 2018 Heritage Tractor Parade and Show on September 8

Calling all heritage tractor owners! Come ride with us!

The John Deere Pavilion will host the 7th annual John Deere Heritage Tractor Parade and Show on Saturday, September 8. Tractor owners are encouraged to join the parade and show, but anyone can experience the fun by witnessing the rumble of the engines and hearing stories from tractor owners at the event. Owners of all brands, models, and colors of tractors are welcome to participate in this event, and registrations are now being accepted. Registration and participation are free. The only requirement for participation is the equipment entered must be from 1970 or earlier.

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John Deere Attractions media resources

Welcome to the media resources page for John Deere Attractions. If you are a member of the press and have questions, need more information, or would like to request photos from any of the John Deere Attractions, please contact:

Wendy Artman


A road trip more than 180 years in the making

Each John Deere Attractions site is a destination in and of itself, but packaged together, they take travelers on a journey dating back more than 180 years. Plan your road trip today to see all we have to offer. Best part is, all John Deere Attractions offer free admission.