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POINT PLEASANT — A tradition at the West Virginia State Farm Museum returns on Saturday with the Fourth Annual Tractor Show.


In addition to the show, a tractor ride will be featured with tractors going through Point Pleasant and returning by Sand Hill Rd. and Bethel Rd. to the farm museum. The ride departs at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and tractors must maintain a speed of 10 mph and be equipped with a slow moving sign on the back. The Mason County Sheriff’s Department will provide an escort for safety purposes. The ride will be around 17 miles.


As for the show and exhibits, they also open at 9:30 a.m. Exhibits will be in seven classes of tractors including - Class One, tractors 1959 and older; Class Two, tractors 1960 and newer; Class Three, riding mowers, with or without equipment; Class Four, walk behind garden tractors; Class Five, pedal tractors (for exhibit only); Class Six, toy tractor and machinery display, includes misc. farm equipment used on the farm. Door prize drawings will be given to exhibitors as well. There will be no judging.


A tractor pedal pull will start at 1 p.m. with special pedal tractor and sled provided. Awards will be given to child contestants with adults competing for bragging rights only.


Wagon rides around the museum will be offered. Tractor games begin in the afternoon as time allows.


There are no entry fees and admission to the event is free. The cafeteria will be open to serve concessions.


The West Virginia State Farm Museum is just north of Point Pleasant on W.Va. 62 on Fairgrounds Rd. next to the Mason County Fairgrounds.


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