The Waterman Lions are getting ready for their 12th Annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Show which will be this Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Waterman Lions Park. The day will begin at 7am with a french toast breakfast and runs all day, ending with a fireworks display at 9pm. New to this year’s show is the Northwest Illinois Chapter of American Historical Truck Association and their traveling museum, a vintage base ball game and a Cowboy Fast Draw Contest. Come see tractors, trucks, scale models, engines, food booths, crafts, bands, kids events and other family orientated Summerfest activities.
The Championship Garden and Mini Tractor Pull will run from 10am-4pm. It features most classes of garden tractors. The annual parade of antique tractors will be held around 12noon. Other planned attractions includ Dixieland band Barb City Stompers playing from 2:30-4:45pm, jam sessions by Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, crafter/flea market booths, petting zoo, Waterman & Western train rides, Lions Club food concessions, kiddie tractor pull, kids games and and other family activities. The Lions will draw names in its draw-down raffle at 5 p.m. Pub West will host a beer garden starting at 3 p.m.. The bands Destination Unknown will play from 5:45 – 7:45 and The Party Doctors take the stage from 8pm – 11:30pm.