Arcola Tractor and Truck Pull

The Arcola Tractor and Truck Pull takes place on Thursday, June 28 – Saturday, June 30, 2012.

The Arcola Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department has been held since 1954 when it was part of the Arcola Days annual festival. The festival was the major fundraiser for the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department. Later, the Arcola Days festival ceased, but the pull continued as a fundraiser. During the 1970s, volunteer firefighters constructed a permanent clay pull track on private property for a park where the event was held each year. In 2011 the park was donated to Lake Township, which is part of Allen County. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department was granted access to the park for the Arcola Truck and Tractor Pull.

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Feel the power!

The Arcola Truck and Tractor Pull is still the only fundraiser for the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department. No one on the fire department staff is paid. No one helping with the Pull is paid. It’s pretty noteworthy that this small area produces more than 300 volunteers who coordinate the Arcola National Tractor and Truck Pull each year.

Schedule of Events:

On Thursday, June 28, the gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the pull starts at 7:00 p.m.

The classes for this day’s pull include 6,200 lb. 2-Wheel Drive Super Stock; 9,500-lb. Hot Farm Tractor; Big Block Modified Rails; 8,000-lb. 2.6 Diesel.

On Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, gates open at the same times as Thursday. The Pull starts at 7:00 p.m. Classes include Mini Rods; Super Farm Stock; 4-Wheel Drive Trucks.

Ticket prices vary by day and age:

June 28

Ages 13 and older – $10.00
Children 5 to 12 – $5.00
Children 4 and under – free

June 29-30

Ages 13 and older – $15.00
Children 5 to 12 – $5.00
Children 4 and under – free

Weekend Passes

Weekend passes will be available on the grounds the night of Thursday, June 28th at the ticket booth
Ages 13 and older – $30.00
Children 5 to 12 – $10.00

 

Note: There are no advance ticket sales. You may bring your own cooler, but it may not contain alcoholic beverages of any kind.

For additional information, please visit the Arcola Tractor and Truck Pull website.

 

Location: Branning Park, 11202 Reed St in Arcola, west of Fort Wayne.

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Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com

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