Monday, June 8, 2009

8th Annual Alabama Antique Tractor Show & Pull

Friday, May 15th kicked off the 8th Annual Alabama Antique Tractor Show and Pull sponsored by the Elmore Fire Department in association with Southern Antique Iron Association. It is a fundraiser for the local fire department. Tractors from around the country come in to be displayed and participate in the pulling competition. It is just the neatest thing! 9 years ago I would laugh if someone told me I should go to a tractor pull but I am totally amazed at how intriguing and interesting this event is every year! My husband and all the guys with the fire department do a FANTASTIC job putting this event together!

On Friday night the Fire Department hosts a fish fry for the show's sponsors, vendors, and participants. We have fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, and dessert. It is YUMMY! There was a great turnout this year.

We have been a part of this event since the very beginning and I am so proud of my husband for all his had done to make this event a HUGE success!

The kids had a great time on the display equipment from a local tractor equipment company.

Like turning on a light switch it was amazing to watch Owen "discover" tractors for the first time! The moment I pulled him up to the area where they were doing the tractor pull you could immediately see the amazement in his face and he just froze. The look on his face was "Oh Wow!". He loved every second of it and did not want to leave! To this day he continues to be drawn to tractors of all shapes and sizes!

One of the fun festivities that was started a few years back is the BBQ Cookoff competition. There are categories for brisket, ribs, chicken, boston butt, and even a dessert category. Gigi won FIRST PLACE this year with her Banana Split Pie entry! Yeah Gigi!

Finally, I have to share Owen's latest crawling skills! Even though he got a late start crawling (the week before his first birthday) he has definitely got the hang of it now! He would crawl everywhere if we would let him!

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Now if I can just get him walking before he is TWO!! ;)

The rest of the images are HERE.

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