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Antique Tractor Drive and Pull November 20 & 21

Jackson Tractor DriveAs a part of their Farm-City Festival, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an antique tractor drive and pull  November 20 & 21 in Marianna, Florida.  The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the rich heritage and economic contribution that agriculture has made to the region.  If you own a tractor made no later than 1980, you are invited to participate.

Tractor Drive – 11/20/14 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT

Antique tractors will be offloaded at the Jackson County Agriculture Center, 3631 Highway 90 West, Marianna Florida.  Registration will begin at 9:00 AM Central time, tractor lineup at 9:30,  with the actual Tractor Drive leaving at 10:00 AM.  The first leg of the drive will be to travel 6.1 miles east into downtown area around the Marianna Farmer’s Market.  Drivers will create a static display around the Farmer’s Market and eat a Dutch treat lunch at local businesses.  At 2:00 PM the antique tractors will begin the return leg of the drive back to the Agriculture Center.

Farms, antique tractor collectors, 4-H clubs, FFA Chapters, and civic organizations are encouraged to participate in the drive.  Tractors must be 1980 or older model tractors.  Wagons with club members can be pulled behind the tractors, but must have at least one adult chaperon in the wagon with youth, and must have an adult tractor driver.  Tractor drive participants are not required to participate in the tractor pull competition the following day.

Lawn Mower Pull – 11/20/14 6:00 PM CDT

Lawn mowers or garden tractors will have a pull on Friday night starting at 6:00 PM, following the tractor drive, at the Jackson County Agriculture Center.

Jackson Antique Tractor PullAntique Tractor Pull – 11/21/14 8:30 AM CDT

Antique Tractors will compete by pulling a sled based on tractor weight classes.  Participants must be registered  by 8:30 AM Central Time, a drivers meeting will be held at 8:45 with the pull getting underway at 9:00.  The entry fee is $ 10 per pull.  Trophies will be presented to the top three finishers in each class. Camp sites are available for Tractor Pull participants at the Ag Center for $ 17 per night.

Jackson Tractor Pull VendorOther Farm City Festival Actives

In addition to the Antique tractor activities, there will be a community Farm-City Recognition Breakfast Friday morning at 7:00 AM. A farm equipment swap meet will be held on Saturday during the tractor pull.  Food and craft vendors will also be on site during the lawn mower and tractor pulls, so this will be a fun weekend for the whole family.  Campsites are available at the Agriculture Center with electrical hook-ups.

Get More Information

If you, or your organization is interested in participating in the

Antique Tractor Drive, the Lawn Mower Pull, or the Antique Tractor Pull, please contact:  Steve Hurst 850-573-1543

Equipment Swap Meet:  Jerry Mitchell850-658-4275 (not flea market or yard sale type items)

Food and Craft Vendors:  Mandy Griffin – 850-482-8060


If you missed last year’s inaugural, Farm City Festival  antique tractor events, here a couple of short highlight videos:

Antique Tractor Drive

Antique Tractor Pull



Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Jackson County Extension Director, Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.

Doug Mayo

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