CLAYPOOL — A tractor show, drive and pull are just three of the events planned for the Echoes of the Past community event set for Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6.
It will be located at the corner of County Farm Road and CR 700S in Claypool. Starting at noon and running until 9 p.m. Friday, members of the club will be showing off their vintage and antique tractors, taking children of all ages on the tractor driving experience and guiding patrons through the many other activities throughout the grounds.
Kids’ activities will include a coin treasure hunt, rolling tubes, corn pit, rope making and tube slide. A corn maze will also be open for the public to explore. At 5 p.m. the tractor pulls will begin and continue under the lights.
Saturday kicks off with a breakfast at 7 a.m., benefiting the Boomerang Backpack Program at Claypool Elementary School, followed by a tractor drive at 10 a.m. through the country. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the garden tractor pull will be featured at the track.
Kids’ activities will continue throughout the day, with the tractor driving experience being open from 1-3 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. A dyno machine will also be on site, and the tractor pulls will start at 5 p.m.
New this year will be live music featuring the Barrel Scrapers, a local band from North Manchester. The band, playing bluegrass and gospel music, will take the stage at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy some great music.
Tractor-churned ice cream will be available both days. The Echoes of the Past has partnered with Someplace Else Saloon on Friday to provide food options for lunch and dinner, with proceeds benefiting the Boomerang Backpack Program.
Serving up delicious lunch and dinner options on Saturday will be Beaver Dam United Methodist Church’s Wheels on Fire-Cancer Crusaders. Proceeds from their food sales will benefit local cancer patients to help with medical expenses.