Tractor parade, kids pedal parade Saturday

Published 10:22 am Thursday, June 27, 2019

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There’s fireworks and a concert on July 6.

There’s a lawnmower parade and party on July 4.

But Davie County will kick off its Independence Day celebrations this weekend with the annual Tractor & Engine Show & Parade.

The free show will be Friday and Saturday at the Masonic Picnic Grounds, behind the Brock Center off North Main Street in Mocksville. Antique tractors and engines from across the region will be on display all day and evening.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, traveling from the Brock Center on North Main Street to downtown, and turning onto East Depot Street. A children’s parade begins at 10 a.m. (See adjacent story.)

The show opens at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be wagon rides through Rich Park and demonstrations of old-time machinery.

Music and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with live music, tractor skills events, a kiddie pedal race, a bounce house, a ladies pedal pull, a frying pan tossing contest and a wrench tossing contest.

There will be a raffle for a 1952 Super H Farmall tractor. The winner could choose $2,500 cash instead. Second prize is $200, third $100.

It is all sponsored by the Piedmont Antique Power Association,

First Kids Pedal Parade

Kids, get your bicycles, scooters, pedal tractors and cars, wagons and all things that get you active decorated in red, white and blue for the first Kids Pedal Parade, to be held just before the annual tractor parade in Downtown Mocksville on Saturday.

Meet at the Davie County Public Library on North Main Street at 9 a.m. for decorating rides and helmets. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., ending at the square in downtown, giving participants time to see the tractor parade.

The event is sponsored by the Davie County Rec & Parks and the Piedmont Antique Power Association. If planning on participating, message via Facebook to @DCRPTEAM or call 336-753-8326.