NEWS RELEASE   August 06, 2018

John Deere Heritage Tractor Parade and Show Set for September 8th

MOLINE, Illinois (August 6, 2018) - The John Deere Pavilion is calling all heritage tractor enthusiasts to participate in 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 is free. The only requirement for participation is the equipment entered must be from 1970 or earlier.

"Visitors to the John Deere Pavilion that day will see some remarkable pieces of equipment on display and hear the stories and experiences of collectors," said Brigitte Tapscott, manager of the John Deere Attractions. "Heritage equipment fans are a very dedicated and passionate group of enthusiasts. This event is an opportunity for collectors to showcase their collections in a place where they will be surrounded by fans."

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 nearly four 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.VisitJohnDeere.com.

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