Soggy morning weather did not deter more than 400 visitors to the 18th Annual South Bruce Vintage Tractor Tour on Father’s Day!

From a 1920’s steam shovel at Teeswater Concrete west of Teeswater to classic Case and Cockshutt tractors at the eastern edge of the municipality, visitors from all over Southwestern Ontario were treated to the finest collections of tractors and farm equipment many had ever seen!

Though many of the exhibitors experienced light visitor traffic during the morning ‘deluge’, by afternoon the crowds had definitely returned, snapping pictures, asking questions, or in many cases simply slipping in their own reverie of memories. Even a shortage of tour maps and small road signage did not deter their interest (both WILL be fixed for next year)!

Kudos are in order to Grant Weber and his crew for organizing a fantastic Tractor Tour 2017! And kudos to all the exhibitors for their dedication to preserving our South Bruce Municipality farming heritage!

A Tractor Tour Appreciation Night was held at the Formosa Lion’s Park on July 4th to share exhibitor experiences, hand out well deserved kudos and begin early planning for next year’s tour. Between bites of Mary Nichol’s and Shirley Kuntz’s sumptuous Pulled Pork Dinner, exhibitors and tourism committee members shared jokes, vignettes and enthusiasm for this great community event. Also at the dinner Gordon Borth, Alvin Hershey, Frances Wiseman, Jim Holm, Bruce Wiseman, Mike Niesen, Valerie Weber and Ken Weltz were the lucky winners of local maple syrup and goodies baskets! Thank you to John Benninger for arranging the baskets!

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Farming is an integral part of the heritage of South Bruce Municipality, from the first homesteaders of the 1850’s to our present ‘agri-businesses’. For the past 18 years South Bruce Tourism Committee has organized a Father’s Day tour of the finest vintage farm equipment in the municipality. For more information on the South Bruce Vintage Tractor Tour or if you are interested in being involved with the South Bruce Tourism Committee on any of our upcoming projects please contact us below:

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