News Releases   August 16, 2016

John Deere Pavilion Presents Heritage Tractor Parade & Show Sept. 10th

MOLINE, Illinois (Aug 16, 2016) – For the fifth consecutive year, the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois will present the Quad Cities Area Heritage Tractor Parade and Show on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016. The event will feature a variety of antique tractors and equipment as well as blacksmith demonstrations.

"Heritage equipment fans are a very dedicated and passionate group of enthusiasts and we love being able to offer an opportunity for collectors to showcase their pride and joy during this tractor parade and show," said Kristen Veto, manager of special events for the John Deere attractions. "Not only is it a lot of fun for the collectors who participate, but visitors to the John Deere Pavilion that day will have an opportunity to see some remarkable pieces of equipment on display."

All brands, models and colors of tractors are welcome to participate in this event and registrations are now being accepted. Registration and participation is free. The only requirement for participation is the equipment entered must be from 1970 or earlier.

The Heritage Tractor Parade will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the John Deere Pavilion on River Drive and will proceed to 19th Street, then on to 5th Avenue, and down 12th Street. The tractors will return to the Pavilion along River Drive where they will be on display until 4 p.m. Heritage tractor owners interested in participating should contact Kristen Veto at 309-765-1000 or by email at VetoKristenA@JohnDeere.com.

About the John Deere Pavilion

Located along the shores of the Mississippi River near the company's original Moline plow factory, the John Deere Pavilion has attracted more than three million guests from around the world since it opened in 1997. The 14,000-square-foot, glass- and steel-enclosed structure features a wide variety of fun and informative hands-on exhibits about Deere & Company's global businesses and products, its rich history and heritage, and how it's helping meet the challenges of a growing global population. The John Deere Pavilion is a free attraction and is open to the public year-round. For more information call 309-765-1000 or visit us online at www.JohnDeerePavilion.com.


Media Contact:
Wendy Artman, OneTouchPointCommunications
920-819-8968
ArtmanWendy@JohnDeere.com

*Photos of the John Deere Pavilion are available upon request.