Tractors will participate in a parade through Moline before being shown at the John Deere Pavilion for the remainder of the day.
MOLINE, Illinois (August 29, 2014) – To add a touch of agricultural history to the Quad Cities East West Riverfest lineup, the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Ill., will host the Quad Cities Area Heritage Tractor Parade and Show on Saturday, Sep. 6, 2014. The event will feature a variety of antique tractors and equipment as well as blacksmith demonstrations.
"East West Riverfest is a two-week celebration of the arts, culture and heritage of the Quad Cities and we want to celebrate our heritage by inviting our fans and other tractor enthusiasts to show off their pride and joy during this tractor parade and show," said Kristen Veto, assistant manager of the John Deere Pavilion. "We look forward to providing an exciting setting for collectors to display their equipment and share stories with our guests."
All brands, models and colors of tractors are welcome to participate in this event and registrations are still being accepted. The only requirement for participation is the equipment entered must be from 1970 or older.
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 5 p.m. Heritage tractor owners interested in participating should contact Kristen Veto at 309-765-1000. Participation in the parade and show is free.
Details on other East West Riverfest events can be found online at VisitQuadCities.com. More than 300 events and activities will be featured throughout the Quad Cities from Sep. 5-21.
The John Deere Pavilion is a free attraction and is open year-round. The John Deere Store, located adjacent to the Pavilion, stocks a large selection of the latest officially-licensed John Deere products including clothing, toys, books, and collectibles.
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 visitor center features a wide variety of fun, 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. A top attraction in the Quad Cities, the John Deere Pavilion is free and is open to the public year-round. For more information call 309-765-1000 or visit us online at www.JohnDeereAttractions.com.