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Tractors to be featured at Ag Hall of event

July 1, 2010

Plans are under way for another event in Bonner Springs devoted to tractors.

“If you like power, tractors and engines, you are going to love (the) Tractor Daze and Mud Run (event) at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame,” said coordinator Cathi Hahner.

Tractor Daze will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Ag hall, and will include attractions such as antique, classic and garden tractor pulls and farming demonstrations. But that’s not all, says Hahner.

“Exhibits include antique and classic tractors, lawn and garden equipment and small engines,” she said. “Take in the always popular kiddie pedal pull, living history demonstrations, live music, miniature train rides, petting zoo from Deanna Rose Farmstead (in Overland Park) and so much more.”

Kicking off at 4 p.m. will be the Mud Run, where trucks will battle against each other as they attempt to drive through a mud bog 200-feet deep.

“Mud running is a form of off-road motor sport in which the goal is to drive the vehicle through a pit of mud,” Hahner said. “Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit and how quickly they navigate the pit.”

Formerly known as Farm Heritage Day, Tractor Daze is an annual tradition at the Ag center, having been held for the last 20 years, Hahner said. Still, she said, the focus would be on making this year’s event the best one yet.

“We have focused on improving the existing events and activities and adding exhibitors and vendors,” Hahner said. “Last year we had about 3,000 attendees. With good weather, we hope to increase that number.”

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Children under the age of 5 get get in for free. For more details, contact the Ag Hall of Fame at (913) 721-1075.


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