For people who have used John Deere tractors, seeing the green-and-yellow machines is nothing out of the ordinary, but for residents of Worthington, Pennsylvania, seeing the iconic models drive down Main Street represented a change from the norm.
The second day of the Worthington-West Franklin Carnival featured a number of antique and collectible tractors and cars riding down the town's main artery, as John Deere machines and their users rolled through the streets to the sounds of cheers and clapping, the Kittanning Paper reported.
According to the news source, more than 50 total vehicles, of which only 14 were antique cars, were driven through the town. This number surprised the organizer of the event, Connie Feeney, who thought farmers may be reluctant to leave the fields to take part in the carnival.
"A lot of the farmers don’t respond because they don’t know if they’ll be out in the field, but we had a nice turnout. Very nice turnout," said Feeney, with a smile on her face.
The winner of the carnival was a John Deere 4760, a tractor that was made in the early 1990s.