John Deere Pavilion Hosting July 19th Learn & Play Day

Children will spend the day playing and learning about the life of a John Deere customer.
Children will spend the day playing and learning about the life of a John Deere customer.

According to a John Deere and Company news release, the John Deere Pavilion is hosting a Learn & Play Day on Saturday, July 19th 2014 inviting children of all ages to spend the day playing and learning about the John Deere lifestyle.

This free event will expose children to what it’s like to work on a farm, construction site, and in forestry. Hands-on activities include driving a battery-powered Gator or participating in a pedal-powered tractor pull through an obstacle course. Kids will have a chance to see Little Johnny’s Farm with imitation cows that can be milked, a petting zoo, blacksmith demonstrations, and a construction zone for testing toy equipment in the sand.

Assistant manager of the John Deere Pavilion, Kristen Veto, said, "We love offering this event to the community because it allows children and entire families to engage in the many aspects of our company. It's a fun way to learn what it's like to be a farmer or work on a construction site or in forestry. And the best part is we provide hours of fun all for free!"

An assortment of educational booths from agriculture-related organizations, including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Rock Island 4H & Extension, Fischer’s Honey Farm, and Country Corner, will be featured throughout the day.

The John Deere Learn & Play Day will be open to the public on Saturday, July 19th 2014 from 10 a.m. to and is free of charge. Located along the Mississippi River, at 1400 River Road in Moline, the John Deere Pavilion has attracted more than three million worldwide visitors since it’s opening in 1997.

Children will experience the history and heritage of John Deere while enjoying fun, informative, and hands-on exhibits. For more information, please call 309-765-1000 or visit online at or on Facebook.