Antique Tractor and Engine Events
Alberta 2015

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Leduc Country Swap meet and Tractor Pull .......Contact: Terry Hanlon (780) 987-2440 or Robert McKell (780) 985-2557
- - - Saturday, May 23, 2015


Come watch, swap or compete in our annual fun pull at the Leduc West Antique Society, located 5 km. west of Leduc on Hiway 39 and 1 km north on Range Road #260. The swap meet runs from 9 AM to 5 PM. Inside tables are $30, outside tables $20. To become a vendor contact the club at: 780-986-5912
Please note that all participants are required to sign a waiver for the tractor pull.
Don't forget to explore the exhibits, the displays and the grounds. A pancake breakfast will be served at 8 AM.

Pioneer Acres Spring Tractor Pull, Irricana..........Contact: The Museum (403) 935-4357
- - - Saturday, May 23, 2015

John Deere

Get an early start this spring! Pioneer Acres Museum (located at the north end of Irricana, just west of highway 9 on Township Road 274) is holding a spring tractor pull where you can test out your equipment and enjoy a leisurely day with your fellow tractor enthusiasts. All regular exhibits will be open, as will the concessions.

Prairie Tractor Club Spring Tractor Pull, Picture Butte..........Contact: Club phone (403) 732-5451
- - - Saturday, May 30, 2015

Threshing Machine

The Prairie Tractor Club invites you to join them for a fun day out at the Picture Butte Museum, 1 mile south of Picture Butte off Secondary Highway #519. Come and watch the tractor pull, take in demonstrations such as rope making, branding and sheep shearing, walk through the old tractors on display and explore the Pioneer village. There will be concessions on the grounds and the Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

The the Coyote Flats Pioneer village incudes a train station, blacksmith shop, post office, school, church, garage and period houses. There's also the Finnegan Ferry -- it spent its working life on the Red Deer River near Gem, the last wooden ferry to operate in Alberta. Admission is $10.

Drayton Valley Antique Tractor Pull ...............Contact: Mike Kwirant 780-202-0380
- - - Sunday, May 31

Rumely Oil Pull

The Drayton Valley Ag society will be hosting a one day antique tractor pull at the Lions outdoor Rodeo grounds in Drayton Valley. A once-per-competitor fee of $20 will be charged. Registration is at 8 AM and pulls will start at 10:30 AM. For further information please call Mike at the above phone number.

Westlock Antique Tractor and Machinery Club Show..........Contact: Phil Colbourne (780) 349-5212 or (780) 307-6971
- - - Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, 2015


Join us at the Canadian Tractor Museum on the Westlock Fair Grounds as more than a hundred old tractors and antique farm machines gather for a day of antique tractor pulling, threshing, plowing, parade of "Old Iron" and skill events. The day starts with a pancake breakfast between 8 and 10 AM. Threshing, demonstrations and field events take place during the morning, as do the skill events -- the barrel roll, blind driving and slow tractor driving. The kiddies pedal tractor pull and lawn mower rodeo are at noon, then the parade goes at 1 PM, followed by the tractor pull at about 2 PM. The feature makes this year are IHC, McCormick, Titan, Mogul and Equipment, but all makes of tractor are very welcome. The Tractor Museum is open to all from noon to 6PM and the displays, handicrafts and bench show go on all day -- don't miss them!

Admission is $10 and includes the pancake breakfast and admission to the Museum. Children 12 and under get in free. The grounds open Friday night for exhibitors. Camping is available across from the museum (east) in the Mountie Park Municipal Campground. Some hookups.

High River Tractor Pull ...............Contact: Al Millard - 403-601-1248; Bill Niemans - 403-652-7867; Barry Ferguson - 403-880-0021
- - - Saturday, June 13, 2015

John Deere

The annual High River tractor pull begins at 9 AM Saturday with the weigh-in, then pulling starts at 11 AM. You can find us north of High River at the Rodeo Grounds, just take exit 197 off Highway 2 and turn west on 498 Avenue.
Other events will be happening too, and the Museum will be open.
Admission is $10, and this covers hook-up. Hope to see you there.

Sangudo Antique Tractor Pull..........Contact Andy 780-785-2060, Darcy 780-785-2655 or Don 780-785-2967
- - -Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015


The Sangudo and District Ag society along with the Ol' Pembina Tractor Society present the annual Farmer's Day tractor pull north of the Sangudo sports grounds (arena).

Tractors must be stock and pre 1960. Weigh in is at 8:00 AM Saturday. Last year over 60 tractors pulled in 7 classes from 4000 lbs -12000 lbs. There will be a concession booth open both days. Camping is available close by at the Riverside Campground (phone number: 780-785-3411). Admission is $10 for adults, $2 for kids age 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Be sure to mark this one on your calendar!

Provost & District Old Timers Tractor Pull & Show..........Contact: Darcy Schultz –780-753-6366; Warren Schug – 780-753-0240; John Rennie – 780-753-6584; Provost & District Museum – 780-753-6667
- - - Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015

Rumely Oil Pull

Follow the signs to the Provost and District Museum, 5360 - 49 Ave SW Provost, at 1:30 Saturday the 13th and noon on Sunday the 14th of June for our annual tractor pull and show. There will be seven weight classes in this non-sanctioned pull; hook-up fee is yet to be determined. Registration and weigh-in happen from 12:30 to 1:15 pm Saturday. Gate admission is $5, children 5 and under admitted free.
While you are there, check out the tractors on display and visit the Museum. A concession booth will be open both days and a supper ($12 a plate) will be served at 5 pm on Saturday -- bring your own lawn chair. Camping, no hook-ups, is available nearby. Join us for a great time!

Note: Thursday is Grandparents Day -- there will be a special showing for seniors and students on Thursday, June 11, admission $2. Admission for adults is $5. Explore the museum, admire the tractors, then join us for lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Olds Antique Tractor Days..........Contact: Gord Leask (403) 556-6490 (email
- - - Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2015

John Deere

The First Alberta Two Cylinder Club of Olds invites tractors of any make and color to join them at the Olds Antique Tractor Days. It will be held at the Olds College. From the Olds overpass on the QE2 highway travel 2 miles west then half a mile south. The fun begins at noon on Saturday with a parade of all tractors and show-and-shine units. Tractor pulls and slow races are next, and there will be kiddie tractor pulls too! Sunday repeats the previous day's events, concluding with slow race finals and the presentation of trophies and awards for the show and shine, tractor pulls and slow races.

Camping is $10 a day. Admission to the fair is $8.00 per person for the weekend. Contestants are required to have their own personal liability insurance on their tractors.

Lacombe Annual Vintage Equipment Show..........Contact: Doug Fawcett (403) 782-2231 (email; or Carol Holben (403) 783-5322
- - - Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, 2015

Stationary Engine

Enjoy Father's day weekend with us at the Lacombe Agricultural Society grounds (just follow the signs) for tractor pulls and parades, demonstrations and exhibits.
Saturday starts off with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 AM and ends with a supper at 6 PM. Sunday's breakfast runs from 8 to 10 AM. Displays are open both days from 10 AM to 5 PM and the Parade of Power - 80+ tractors! - starts at 1 PM. Allis Chalmers/Rumely are featured this year -- but all exhibitors are welcome. Binding, baling, threshing, plowing and sawmilling demonstrations run during the afternoon. There will be an antique tractor pull at 2 PM (no entry fee). Check out the Museum of Farm Treasures of the Past, the toy show and the carshow. There will also be 30+ sales tables offering crafts, parts and much more. Admission is $5 per day; all exhibitors welcome. Camping on the grounds is free (no hookups). Show goes rain or shine!

Third Annual Lethbridge Tractor Rally ...............Contact: Paul de Jonge, 403-795-3931 (email
- - - Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2015

Rumely Oil Pull

In the words of Paul de Jonge:
"We started this last year. I went to England and bought a few tractors and shipped here. The one guy asked if I wanted to participate in a rally, so I did. Lots of fun and the English country side was beautiful. So the idea was born to do that here, but driving slow on gravel roads is boring, thus we approached the City of Lethbridge for permission to drive through the city. They were excited about the idea."
"The staging is at my farm, Broxburn Vegetables (3 miles east of Lethbridge). Friday afternoon (June 26) I will feed participants between 4:30 and 5:30. Then we start and drive to Lethbridge, 3 miles. We hope to be there at 6 pm sharp. We get a police escort through the city and plan to stop at City Hall between 7 pm & 8 pm. This is where a lot of spectators are waiting to see the tractors. Then we go back to the farm."
"On Saturday (June 27) we demonstrate the tractors at the farm, and at 1 pm we do demo pulling with jump on sled. We also hope to have a cultivator pulling. Lunch is provided by the Lethbridge lions club (fundraiser) or people can have lunch in the on farm café. Because this is for one cylinder tractors only, we like to demonstrate how they start etc. I call them the Harleys of tractors, they are noisy, smoke and rock! We try to get a good selection, but you can expect to see: Lanz Bullog, Field Marshall, Ursus, pampa, SFV, HSCS. They never made these type of one cylinder tractors in North America, mostly European. Lanz Bulldogs and Field Marshalls were sold in North America."

Markerville Pioneer Days..........Contact: Ellen Widdfield (403) 728-3511
- - - Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, 2015

John Deere

There will be threshing, field displays, tractor pulls, slow races, a tractor parade and pioneer crafts, including blacksmithing. Sunday morning there's a Pancake Breakfast between 7:30 and 11:00.
Do you play an instrument? Bring it along and join the Saturday night jam session around the campfire. Admission is $5 for the weekend, and camping on the grounds is $10 a night. It's all happening at the ball diamond in Markerville, 11AM to 6PM Saturday and 11AM to 5PM Sunday.

Delburne Antique Tractor Pull...............Contact: Ben Davidson (403) 749-2971
- - - Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Its the twenty eighth annual Delburne Antique Tractor Pull this Canada Day, with ball games, races, a pancake breakfast, a parade and, of course, the TRACTOR PULL. The pull starts at 1PM sharp at the Recreation Grounds by the Arena in Delburne. Weigh in is at 11:30AM and, thanks to our sponsors, there is no entry fee! Camping on the grounds is free. Come cheer on these venerable machines and their operators!

Blackie Antique Tractor Pull ...........Contact: Colin Woodley (403) 684 -2339 or Stacey (403) 684-3019
- - - Wednesday, July 1

Rumely Oil Pull

Come cheer on the antique tractors in the Blackie Antique Tractor Pull! You'll find them in the midst of the town's Canada Day celebrations, near the Blackie Seed Cleaning Plant alongside Blackie's main street. The line up for the parade entry starts at 9:00 AM, weigh-in starts at 10 AM and pulling begins at noon. Don't be afraid to come early though, and check out the rest of the Canada Day activities. Camping is available in the area.

Edgerton Tractor Show and Tractor Pull...............Contact: Jim Sparks (780) 755-2409
- - - Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5, 2015

Stationary Engine

Come one, come all! The Edgerton and District Historical Society invites you to their tractor fair at the Museum grounds on the west side of Highway 14 in Edgerton. Camping is available south of the museum. The fair runs from 10 AM to 5 PM each day.

ON DISPLAY: A real variety of tractors will be on display, including a cross-mount Case, a Hart-Parr 30, two Hart-Parr 18-36s, a Waterloo Boy, a cross-mount Minneapolis Moline, a 10-20 Titan and a 1943 International Hi-Crop tractor. For stationary engine fans there's a 1910 12 HP Fairbanks-Morse and this year, a display of Waterloo stationary engines.

EVENTS: Come cheer on the competitors in the tractor pulls and slow races, and bring your tractor to show it off -- everyone who brings a tractor will receive an Edgerton Tractor Show T-shirt! Weigh in for the tractor pull is 8 to 10 AM; the pull starts at 11 AM. Other attractions at the grounds include baseball and a number of agricultural displays, including a Bullarama on Friday night. A steak fry will be held Saturday evening in conjunction with Edgerton's Sports Day and Agricultural Fair.

Vintage Tractor Pull: Calgary Stampede ...............Contact: Stampede Office (403) 261-9159
- - - Sunday and Monday, July 5-6, 2015

John Deere

This invitational tractor pull and show and shine takes place under the Stampede's Big Top and will showcase immaculately restored vintage tractors 1960 and older. An application for invitation will be found on the Calgary Stampede website, as will information regarding rules, weight classes and scheduling. Applications may be made on-line.

We hope you will come and watch as these beautifully restored vintage tractors do what they do best!

South Peace Pioneer Days (Beaverlodge)..........Contact: The Museum (780) 354-8869 ............ or email
- - - Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015

Threshing Machine

Held at the South Peace Centennial Museum, 2 km. north of Beaverlodge on Hiway 2, 10 AM to 5 PM on the third Sunday in July. There is ample parking with camping available on the grounds (no hookups). Admission is $10 per person over the age of 12, youth ages 7 to 12 are $5.00 while children 6 and under are free.

EVENTS: On Sunday there's a parade of antique gas and diesel tractors, steam engines and antique cars and trucks. Watch the sawmill, planer mill and threshing machine in action. On both Saturday and Sunday the shingle mill will be in operation and there will be plowing with antique tractors. There will be a craft sale and a petting zoo both days!
A pancake breakfast will be served each day from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. There will be a BBQ beef dinner Saturday night and BBQ ham on Sunday. Church services will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday. Stop by the stage to watch the square dancers and listen to live music throughout the day.

THE MUSEUM: Stroll through historic buildings - school, store, dancehall, church - and admire the permanent collections of antique cars and farm machinery. Try bread and cinnamon buns baked in our clay oven, and watch while we demonstrate soap making, wool carding, lard rendering and sewing with a treadle sewing machine. We are working hard on the new grain elevator and hope to have it finished this summer. For more information check out the South Peace Centennial Museum's website.

STEAM: For lovers of steam power we have a large permanent collection of steam engines, 8 in all, including a 120 HP Rumely and the only known Waterloo in operation.

Big Valley Live Steam, Antique Machinery & Vintage Car Show..........Contact: Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions, 1-800-282-3994 (in Canada) or (403) 742-2811 (outside Canada)
- - - Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015

Stationary Engine

Join us just west of the rail car museum and railway station in the Village of Big Valley, Alberta. You will feel the heat and smell the coal burning as model steam engine enthusiasts come together to display their fascinating creations. You will see working early gasoline pump engines, antique machinery and vehicles, and one of a kind creations.
Show Times: Saturday – 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. & Sunday – 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

You can travel on your own to Big Valley for the show, where admission is free and refreshments are available from local businesses, or ride the Alberta Prairie Railway for an all inclusive trip from Stettler to Big Valley and back. Adult fares are $100, youths $70, children $40, and youngsters 3 & under are free. A full course buffet meal is provided at Big Valley as part of the service; GST is extra. Trains depart Stettler Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to book early!

Antique Tractor Pull in Vermilion................................Contact: Vermilion Agricultural Society (780) 853-4108
- - - Friday, July 24, 2015


The Vermilion Agricultural Society invites you to join in the fun at the Antique Tractor pull, held each year in conjunction with the Vermilion fair. Tractors will take to the track at 3:30 PM to compete in seven weight classes (competitors are asked to please be there by 2 PM). Tractors built in 1960 or earlier are eligible. Serial numbers will be checked and competitors are asked to bring a weigh bill for each tractor. There is no entry fee for the pull.
The fair is held at the Vermilion Agricultural Society grounds on the north side of Lakeland College. Admission to the fair is $5 for the whole day. Camping is available at the Provincial campground but it fills up fast, often several days in advance, so get there early!

Stettler Antique Tractor Pull..........Contact: Howard Shields 403-749-2034 (cell 403-505-9994), Walter Haustein 403-742-4848 (cell 403-741-6093; email:
- - - Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rumely Oil Pull

Whether your antique tractor is bantam weight or 10,000 lbs we have a class for you at the Stettler Antique Tractor Pull. Weigh-in is at 10 AM and pulling starts at noon. Walter or Howard would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Leduc West Antique Society's Annual Exposition and Antique Tractor Pull........ Contact: Ron Bodnar (780) 465-4041 or Robert McKell (780) 985-2557
- - - Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2015

Stationary Engine

So much is happening! The feature for 2015 is the Western Canadian IHC Chapter 38, although tractors and equipment of all makes are welcome. Come watch as the tractors, cars, trucks and steamers parade past the grandstand. Take in the threshing, plowing and sawmill demonstrations, then cheer on the contestants in the tractor pulls and slow races. The tractor pulls have proven so popular that they run both morning and afternoon. We usually see about 150 tractors on display, but expect the IHC Chapter 38 to swell the ranks this year. Antique and classic vehicles will be there, along with stationary engines, old construction equipment and a steam engine or two.

But it is more than Old Iron -- there's a petting zoo, kid's Tractor Pulls, Jigger Train rides and a market with many tables of antiques, books and crafts. Concessions are open both days and on Saturday the County's bouncy house will be on site.

At 7:30 each morning we begin serving a pancake breakfast, then events and demonstrations run to 4:30 PM. At 5 PM on Saturday supper is served in the Town Square. Join us for a non-denominational church service at 9:00 AM on Sunday. The fair grounds are located 5 km. west of Leduc on Hiway 39 and 1 km north on Range Road #260. The entrance fee is $10.00 per day for adults; children 6 to 12 are $5, children 5 and under are free and exhibitors are $10 for the weekend. Please note: all participants in the tractor pulls are required to sign a waiver. Don't miss this one!

Heritage Acres Annual Show, Pincher Creek..........Contact: Heritage Acres Farm Museum (403) 627-2082
- - - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 31, August 1-2, 2015

John Deere

Join us at the Heritage Acres Farm Museum for our annual show, 2 miles north of Pincher Creek to Pincher Station, 2 miles east on Hiway #3 then 8 miles north on Hiway #785. Demonstrations and events go throughout Saturday and Sunday -- threshing with our 1882 horse powered threshing machine, drilling with a horse powered well-drilling outfit, haying, stacking and binding. We expect about 200 tractors to be on display, and our feature make this year is John Deere. Check them all out in the parade of power and cheer as many of them compete in the tractor pull. The car show is always popular, and for steam lovers there's a steam-powered saw-mill as well as plowing and threshing with steam.

Saturday and Sunday begin with a pancake breakfast and Saturday ends with entertainment. In between concessions are open, there are activities for the kids and demonstrations of pioneer skills such as rope making, butter churning and ice cream making. Sunday a non-denominational church services will take place in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Jumbo Valley.

Then there's THE MUSEUM:

  • new this year, a blacksmith shop
  • recently arrived (and what a trip!), the Vogelaar Barn: an enormous, T-shaped dairy barn, 15,000 square feet of floor space between the main floor and the loft.
  • main display building, 85 by 200 feet!
  • a restored Dukhobor barn - the loft is used for dances, church services and as a meeting place. The living quarters now house many miniature displays of the "horse" power era.
  • the Crystal Village - a number of buildings constructed from telephone line insulators collected from all over the world.
  • a fully operational UGG elevator
  • Knox Presbyterian Church originally built in 1917
  • the school and a 1940's log cabin are open to the public
  • the model train building.

Check out the museum's website at

Leslieville Antique Days..........Contact: Vernon and Deanne Mosset (403) 887-2929 or (403) 896-7337
- - - Saturday and Sunday August 1-2, 2015

Stationary Engine

The Leslieville Central Alberta Antique and Model Club has it all for you this August long weekend! There are antique tractors, antique cars, parades, slow races, tractor pulls, threshing and lumber sawing. Attend the flea market, take in various agricultural displays and watch demonstrations of butter churning, spinning and cinnamon bun baking -- try them fresh out of the oven! Ride the Royal Scott Steam Train to our new station and relax with refreshments in the teahouse.
Dinner at the hall on Saturday and Sunday night will be followed by entertainment. Saturday and Sunday mornings the Club serves breakfast, and on Sunday morning you are invited to attend an outdoor church service. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family, and camping for the weekend is $20. The grounds are located 2 miles east and half a mile south of Leslieville.

Manning Heritage Day Celebration..........Contact: Battle River Pioneer Museum 780-836-2374 or Mary 780-836-2180
- - - Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rumely Oil Pull

Everyone is welcome at the Manning Heritage Day Celebration, 1 km east of Manning on highway #691! About 70 tractors of all makes and models will be on display and on parade. We expect to see some caterpillar tractors and stationary engines, too. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 9:00 - 11:30, and there is an interdenominational church service at 11AM. The threshing goes at 12:00 noon and other demonstrations take place throughout the day; these include straw baling, log planing, wood splitting, flour milling and rope making. A food booth will be open all day, and admission is by donation.

New this year, a 3/4 sized kit built horseless carriage with a 1901 Olds engine in it. It drives with a stick instead of a wheel, and there's no reverse!

Irricana Annual Reunion and Show..........Contact: The Museum (403) 935-4357
- - - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, 2015


The Pioneer Acres Museum in Irricana brings you Alberta's largest tractor fair - approximately 200 tractors will be on display. Stationary engines, antique cars and trucks, scale models and steam engines will also be well represented. Massey Harris Tractors and Equipment are featured this year! The museum is 1/2 mile north of Irricana on Highway 9 and 1/2 a mile west. Daily admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12 years of age and free for children under 6. For Friday only, seniors' admission is $10. Camping is available (no hookups) for $20 for the weekend with a free shuttle to and from the show gate. Parking is free.

EVENTS: Come for the Parade of Power, the tractor pulls, barrel races and slow races, as well as for the traditional activities of threshing, plowing and binder work. Check out the craft exhibits, home made buns, baking and trade fair. Watch the sparks fly as blacksmith and wheelwright demonstrate their art. The show runs each day from 9 AM to 5 PM. A Pancake Breakfast is available Friday 8 to 10 AM, Saturday & Sunday, 7 to 10 AM. There will be a steak supper on both the Friday and Saturday night at 5:30 pm. Sunday at 9:30 AM an interdenominational church service will be held.

Vegreville Antique Tractor Pull ............Contact: The Vegreville Ag Society toll free at 1-888-611-0161
- - - Saturday, August 8, 2015

John Deere

The Vegreville Ag society invites you to its fun Antique tractor pull in conjunction with our country fair. The pull will begin Saturday night after the chuckwagon races, 8 to 11PM, on the Ag society fair grounds in Vegreville, Alberta. We're fairly easy going about the age of your tractor -- anything seventies and older is invited.. There will even be some heavy horses and a few modified trucks, all classed roughly according to horsepower. There is also a Hot Rod exhibition this year. Hope to see you there!

Prairie Tractor Club Threshing Show & Parade of Power, Picture Butte .......Contact: Club phone (403) 732-5451
- - - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 14-16, 2015

Threshing Machine

The Prairie Tractor Club invites you to join them for a great weekend at the Picture Butte Museum, 1 mile south of Picture Butte off Secondary Highway #519. Friday at 6PM there will be a tractor pull. Saturday and Sunday watch the Parade of Power, tractor and heavy horse pulls and a threshing demonstration. Walk through the 100 plus old tractors on display. Take in the rope making and sheep shearing demonstrations. There will be concessions on the grounds and the Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

Be sure to take in the museum and the Coyote Flats Pioneer village with its train station, blacksmith shop, post office, school, church, garage and period houses. Don't miss the Finnegan Ferry -- it spent its working life on the Red Deer River near Gem, the last wooden ferry to operate in Alberta -- or the newly restored 1917 Eatons house. The Pearce Railway Station has been added as a reception centre. Admission is $10.

Sunnybrook Farm Museum Pioneer Days .......... Contact: Sunnybrook Farm Museum: (403) 340-3511
..........or email
- - - Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2015


Join us at Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer for our celebration of pioneer life. There will be a Tractor Pull and Parade of Power featuring tractors dating back to the 1920's, demonstrations of threshing, wood splitting and blacksmithing and displays of stationary engines and antique equipment. There are games for the children, a silent auction and demonstrations of butter churning, ice cream and bannock making.

Each activity packed day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. Admission is only $5 per person or $15 per family. A hearty farmers breakfast is available each morning for a nominal price and a full concession and teahouse will be open all day. Their specialty - home baked pies!

Find us in the heart of Red Deer at 4701 30th Street - just 2 blocks east of The Black Knight Inn. Hope to see you!

The Didsbury Tractor Pull ....................Contact: Cliffort Scott (403) 335-4342
- - - Sunday, August 16, 2015

Steam Engine

Join us for a fun pull at the Didsbury Ag Society Rodeo Grounds, 1 mile north and half a mile west of Didsbury. Registration starts at 9AM; scales will be available if needed. Pulling begins at noon and we'll be pulling on a NEW TRACK! There will be an entry fee of $20 per competitor but that covers an unlimited number of tractors. Camping is free and concessions will be open. Everyone is welcome!

Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association 2015 Annual Tractor Pull & Show ..........Information: Phone Ellis at (780) 922-6120 or Bob at (780) 467-1513
- - - Saturday and Sunday, August 29 & 30

Rumely Oil Pull

The Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association is hosting their 11th Annual Vintage Tractor Pull northeast of Sherwood Park (northwest of Ardrossan) on the weekend of August 29 & 30. The location is at Strathcona County's historic Bremner Farm, 53452 Rge Rd 225. The Bremner Farm is 4.0 km north of highway 16 on the west side of range road 225. We expect up to 100 tractors to be competing in ten classes from under 2,500 lbs to 12,000 lbs. Our weight classes include four separate classes for lightweight tractors under 4000 pounds. Tractors must be stock 1960 and older to compete for prizes but we do provide demonstration pulling opportunities for non-stock tractors if requested in advance and all participants are welcome. We have a drive-on digital electronic scale for weighing.

There are activities for all members of the family including horse and wagon rides, children's toy tractor pulling, a kid's play area, silent auction, vendor tent, static displays, various vintage farming demonstrations and a noon hour parade of power. Concessions for food and drinks will be provided along with washroom facilities. Grandstands and a large shelter tent will be on site for spectators. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs if you wish. Tours of the historic Bremner Mansion are offered by Strathcona County staff. We ask that visitors do not bring pets onto the site. An admission fee is charged at the gate when you enter. Tractor registration and weighing starts mid-afternoon on Friday, August 28 and continues into the evening and again on Saturday morning before pulling starts. We encourage weighing to be completed on Friday to avoid delays on Saturday morning. Hauling trailers can be left on site over the weekend and some sites are available for overnight RV parking at no charge. Site security on Friday and Saturday nights is provided. Participants must attend a scheduled safety meeting on Saturday morning before pulling begins. Rules, weight classes, starting times, insurance conditions and other information is posted on our website at

South Peace Autumn Festival (Beaverlodge)..........Contact: The Museum (780) 354-8869 ............ or email
- - - Sunday, August 30, 2015

John Deere

We're getting together to put our tractors through their paces with tractor games. Can you balance your tractor on the teeter totter? Come out and try! The Museum will be open for you to explore and refreshments will be available. For more information check out the South Peace Centennial Museum's website.

Reynolds-Alberta Museum Harvest Festival (Wetaskiwin)..........Contact: 1-800-661-4726
- - - Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2015

Threshing Machine

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum's collection of steam engines, farm machinery and old tractors takes to the fields! Watch threshing, stooking, binding, plowing and baling demonstrations on the museum grounds.
Join us for bread baking, butter churning, rope making and other historical demonstrations. Be sure to take in the rare and beautifully restored exhibits in the Museum's main hall and restoration shop. It all happens Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information check out the Harvest Festival webpage.
Excellent accomodations are available in Wetaskiwin.

Sangudo Fun Pull .......... Contact: Andy 780-785-2060, Darcy 780-785-2655, Don 780-785-2967 or Gordon 780-648-2230
- - - Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2015


The Ol' Pembina Tractor Society invites you to their fun tractor pull on the north side of the Sangudo sports grounds. Tractors must be stock and 1960 or older (exceptions: those series tractors built identically from 1960 - 1962). Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

Admission is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12 years old. Children under 5 are free. Concession will be open each day -- try out the pies! Public camping is available at “Riverside Campground” 780-785-3411 (no reservations, first come, first serve).

Alberta Provincial Antique Tractor Pull Finals and Leduc West Harvest Fair.....Contact: Terry Hanlon (780) 987-2440 or Robert McKell (780) 985-2557
- - - Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rumely Oil Pull

Come help with the harvest at the Leduc West fair grounds, 5 km. west of Leduc on Hiway 39. Breakfast will be served from 8 AM to 10 AM, and at 10 AM threshing, binding and plowing demonstrations will begin and all our historic buildings and displays will be open. There will also be concessions and a variety of vendors on site.

Don't miss the provincial championship tractor pull where pullers who placed in events around the province compete for the provincial title. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free. Come and enjoy the history.

Prairie Tractor Club Fall Pig Roast and Tractor Pull, Picture Butte .......Contact: Club phone (403) 732-5451 or John Rudelich (403) 732-4875
- - - Saturday, September 12, 2015

John Deere

The club is putting on a pig roast supper, silent auction and fun tractor pull -- you are all invited! There will be a $20 charge for the barbecue but the tractor pull, auction and museum are free. You will find us at the Picture Butte Museum, 1 mile south of Picture Butte off Secondary Highway #519.

Pioneer Acres Steam and Stationary Engines..........Contact: The Museum (403) 935-4357
- - - Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015

Stationary Engine

Join us at the Pioneer Acres Museum in Irricana as we fire up the steam engines and turn over the stationary engines to bring century old engines to life. The Museum is located at the north end of Irricana, just west of highway 9 on Township Road 274. Activities run from 10AM to 4PM and all regular exhibits and concessions will be open. Admission is $8 for teens and adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 6.

Onoway and District Historical Guild Old Time Threshing Bee..........Contact:Brian Turnbull 780-967-2336, Bill Turnbull 780-962-4303 or the Onoway Museum office 780-967-1015
- - - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Threshing Machine

Our annual Threshing Bee will be held at the Brian Turnbull farm (2012 Hwy 37) one mile east of Onoway. All activities begin at noon with threshing, old equipment demos and displays, rope making, blacksmithing, pioneer games for kids, antique trucks and autos, and other historical demonstrations and displays. Entertainment. Concession open at 11:00 AM with hamburgers and home made pies. Admission is by donation.
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Camrose Machinery and Old Fashioned Day..........Contact: Dave Fitchie, (780) 672-3298
- - - Saturday, September 26, 2015

Steam Engine

The Camrose Museum comes alive! 15 antique tractors, an 80 horsepower Case steamer and numerous old trucks and farm implements will be hard at work threshing grain, sawing and splitting wood and more. Watch ropemaking and handicraft demonstrations; visit the church, the school and the homes of a bygone era. Located on the Camrose museum grounds right downtown in Camrose, the fair runs Saturday from 1 to 5 PM. All exhibitors welcome!

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