The West Virginia State Farm Museum has announced its first annual Tractor Show and Games to be held Saturday, July 16. Located between Mason and Point Pleasant off of State Route 62, the Farm Museum will host the event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the Point Pleasant Register.
People of all ages and backgrounds are expected to attend, as the point of the show is to draw attention to the history and culture of the area and its people, the news source reported.
"It’s our heritage, it’s what a lot of this county and West Virginia is about," John Ohlinger, the event chairman, told the Register. "A lot of our ancestors were farmers, and even on those small farms, a lot of people still own the tractors and equipment that their grandfathers had. That’s what its really about — preserving our heritage in the line of farming, in the line of machinery and things of that sort."
Several classes have been designated for the show, including antique models from prior to 1959 and newer generations of vehicles, according to the news source.
John Deere tractors will be featured in the event, and new models of the farm equipment are available on the company website.