Truck and Tractor Day

 

Save the Date!

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10:00 am–4:00 pm

 


 
 
Photo by Brad Gaudioso

Join us for the 3rd annual Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur. Kids are sure to have a blast during this fun-filled day with lots of outdoor activities.
 

  • Discover 30 tractors and other pieces of estate equipment. Hop onto one of the original Winterthur farm trucks and see how a modern backhoe and crane work. Take a look at an original “tractor” as local farmer Drew Smith shows off his team of draft horses.

 

  • Put on a safety harness and climb a tree, just like a real arborist.

 

  • Learn about the Winterthur Fire Company! Meet our firefighters and put out a “fire” with our pumper truck. Come aboard the fire truck and try out gear and equipment.

 

  • Take a hayride through the estate! Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather and changing leaves.

 

  • Try your hand at milking Winterthur’s mechanical cow!

 

  • Get creative with farm- and tractor-related crafts in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. Look for helmets, badges, and coloring book giveaways.

 

  • Barbeque and ice cream will also be available to purchase.


 

 

 

Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.


Members free. Included with general admission. Rain or shine event.

 


This program is made possible, in part, by the F. M. Kirby Foundation; Bank of America Foundation; a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.

 

*Picture at top by Rick Martin, winner of the 2013 Truck and Tractor Day Photo Contest


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