ROSS TWP. — Antique snowmobiles, autos, trucks and tractors are just a glimpse of some of the attractions at the fourth annual Antique Tractor & Machinery 2016 Fall Harvest Festival.
The event will also feature a variety of activities for children, as well as produce and baked goods contests, farm animal exhibits and a variety of vendors, said Stan Davis, a Ross Township supervisor and a member of the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
“We brought back some traditional fall festival activities,” Davis said. “Such as hayrides, a tractor pull, best apple pie and best chili contests.”
Antique Tractor & Machinery 2016 Fall Harvest Festival attractions will open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 5383 Main Road.
At 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, fire company volunteers will offer an early bird breakfast for guests. Cost is $8 per person.
A 5K Run scheduled on Saturday will challenge the endurance of local athletes. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and costs $20 per person. The race starts at 8:15 a.m.
Fairgoers can watch “Tractor Games,” where tractor drivers work their way through an obstacle course at noon Sunday.
Children can demonstrate their skills by participating in the Kiddie Pedal-Tractor Pull at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Registration times and fees for all events are listed at www.sweetvalleyfire.com.
A variety of vendors have registered, but Davis said there is still room available. Call John Sutliff at 570-606-9422 for information on vendor registration.
The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company members will operate the food concession stands, Davis said.
All proceeds from food sales and registration fees will be split between the fire company and the Yellow Rose 4-H Club, he said.
Last year, the festival was held in October, and the colder weather kept attendance low, Davis said.
“It snowed a little last year,” he said.
Warmer weather is predicted for the weekend, and Davis hopes the community will come out and support the fire company and 4-H club.
Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.