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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Second annual Deere Farms Celebrate the Farmer Festival and Tractor Parade

The second annual Deere Farms Celebrate the Farmer Festival and Tractor Parade will feature a pumpkin pie eating contest, antiques, John Deere plow-in, a giant pumpkin weigh-in contest, pig races, Deere Farms' Corn Maze, a pumpkin patch, horse-drawn carriage rides, tire rolling contest, bounce house and a 25 mile tractor parade. Celebrate the Farmer festivities take place at Deere Farms from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Arts and crafts booths open. Cotton Gin and Blacksmiths, Sponsored by Miller Farms

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Old Fashioned Butchering Exhibition, Sponsored by Limeberry Lumber

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. -- Pork Chop and Pork Burger Grills Open, Sponsored by Miller Farms

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. -- Pony Rides, Sponsored by Welcome Home Carriage

noon - 3 p.m. -- Giant Tire Rolling Contest for 2 Family members, Sponsored by Corydon Stone and Asphalt

noon - 4 p.m. -- Bengal Tiger Exhibit benefiting Wildlife In Need

12:30 - 5:30 p.m. -- Little Pig Races, Sponsored by Tractor Supply

1 p.m. -- Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest (no hands allowed), Sponsored by Dawns Creations

1 - 4 p.m. -- Corn Hole Tournament, Sponsored by Voelker Construction

2 p.m. -- John Deere Plow-in on the Deere Farms Back 40, Sponsored by Deer Country

3 p.m. -- Wear Your Best John Deere Gear Contest winners selected, Sponsored by Deer Country

3 p.m. -- Begin Line-up for Tractor Parade through Harrison County

4 p.m. -- Tractor Parade Leaves Deere Farms promptly at 4 p.m., Sponsored by Deer Country -- 20 mile Countryside Hayride for 1960's and newer tractors (15 to 25 MPH), 8 Mile Countryside Hayride for 1950's and older tractors (6 to 9 MPH), All Makes and Models welcome - Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, other (Wagon and riders optional), Harrison County Police escort.

This is "Drive your Tractor and Wagon" to Deere Farms day and receive a $2 adult discount and $1 child discount corn maze admission for driver, family and friends participating on your hay-ride wagon. WAGON AND RIDERS OPTIONAL. FREE Farm admission. Reserved Tractor Parking.

Help Deere Farms break the record for Biggest Tractor Parade in this region.

(Parade release waiver signature required day of parade - no legs hanging over wagon-side allowed)

(Decorate your parade entry in fall/farm theme - not mandatory - prizes for best decorated entries)

(Parade registration onsite day of show an online at

Bring your lawn chairs with you for an afternoon of family entertainment.

Regular Admission: Festival - FREE; Corn Maze - $8; Hayride - $3; Giant Pumpkin Bounce House - $2; Pony Carousel Rides - $2; Pumpkin Patch Shuttle - FREE; Corn Hole Games - FREE; Horse Shoe Games - FREE; Corn Box - FREE; Straw bale maze and Downhill slide for kids - FREE; Visit the Farm Animals - FREE; Parking - FREE

Don't forget to visit the Chicken House Fall Decorations and Gift Shop.

Deere Farms Contact Information:

Jim Baumgart,, Cell: 502-396-6593, Farm: 812-952-1MAZE (1629), leave message if calling the farm.

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