Tractor parade, show July 3-4

Published 9:31 am Thursday, July 2, 2015

Antique tractors and engines will be in Mocksville this weekend for the annual Tractor and Engine Show and Parade sponsored by the Piedmont Antique Power Association.

On Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., the free show will be open at the Masonic Picnic Grounds off North Main Street.

The highlight is the annual parade through Downtown Mocksville, which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.

There will be vendors, ice cream, food and chances at prizes -including a 1950 8N Ford tractor – both days.

Also scheduled for Friday: 5 p.m., bingo; 6:30 p.m., music by Gaining Ground, tractor skill events, kiddie pedal race, ladies pedal pull and frying pan toss, and a wrench tossing contest; cow patty bingo is at 7, sign up anytime during the day for $5.

Saturday’s activities include wagon rides, a watermelon eating contest, a kiddie pedal pull at 11 a.m., an auction at 1 p.m. and raffle drawing at 3 p.m.

Activities for the kids will include a monster truck bounce house both days.

During the parade on Saturday, Deep Roots Community Garden will have a booth at the First United Methodist Church on North Main Street selling hotdogs and bottles of water for $1 each.