Truck and Tractor Day - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Truck and Tractor Day 2015 Photo Contest Winner, photo by Chad Smith

Truck and Tractor Day

October 7, 2017
10:00 am–4:00 pm




Join us for the 5th annual Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur. Kids are sure to have a blast during this fun-filled day with lots of outdoor activities. For information on our Truck & Tractor Day Preview for adults during Winterthur After Hours, click here. Reserve your Truck and Tractor Day tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883. In case of inclement weather, a cancellation notification will be posted on our website and the make-up date will be Sunday, October 2.

  • Discover 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.


  • 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.


  • Hot dogs, pretzels, and ice cream will also be available to purchase.


 Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.

Members free. Included with general admission.


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.




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