The Kiddie Tractor Pull will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Farm Machinery Display on E. Church Street, across from the Fire Department, during the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. The Union Local FFA Alumni will put on the tractor pull.
Rules and regulations: Pedal tractors will be furnished for all contestants; the contestant must be able to pedal the tractor without assistance; all contestants will be given three chance to get their sled moving from the startling line (all pullers will be stopped when the forward motion of the sled stops; no re-starts unless called by an official); the pulling tractor must stay between the lines on the pulling lane at all times; if the tractor leaves the pulling lane, the official distance will be from the sled to the starting line; in case of tie, a pull-off will determine the winner; the three classes of contestants will be as follows: A. Class 1: 30-45 pounds, B. Class 2: 46-60 pounds, and C. Class 3: 61-75 pounds; both girls and boys up to age 12 are eligible to enter; the judge’s decision will be final for all pulls and contestant weigh-ins; all contestants must be present at the time of his or her pedal pull; a permission slip signed by the contestants parent or guardian is required (the required signature releases the Union Local FFA Alumni from any financial liability due to an accident); registration for the pedal pull will be approximately one hour prior to the start of the pedal pull; only registered contestants are eligible to participate in the pedal pull (a parent or guardian must accompany the child); spectators must remain in seats away from the pull lane; and the individual contestant may accept his or her first pull or may choose to re-pull (all re-pull distances will be recorded as the official distance).
For information, contact Bobby Saffell at 740-686-2261 or 740-312-3206. The event is sponsored by Lashley Tractor Sales.