Truck and Tractor Day

truck and tractor day kid in rescue swing

October 6, 2018
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Join us for the 7th Annual Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur—a fun day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks. Enjoy a hayride, arts and crafts, and more! For tickets, call 800.448.3883 or purchase online.

  • Discover 30 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. Feel free to take pictures and ask our knowledgeable staff and volunteers questions.
  • Learn about the Winterthur Fire Department!
  • Meet our firefighters and put out a “fire” with our pumper truck. Hop aboard the fire truck and try on real “turnout gear.”
  • Enjoy a hotdog, pretzels, and ice cream!
  • Take a hayride through the estate!
  • Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather and changing leaves.
  • Climb a tree!
  • Put on a safety harness and climb a tree, just like a real arborist.
  • Get creative with farm- and tractor-related crafts.
  • Look for helmets, badges, and coloring book giveaways!

Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department. Members free. Included with general admission. Rain or shine event.

 

Winterthur After Hours

October 5 * Greenhouse Area
Featuring The Joe Hillman Band

Join us for an evening of music and a beer garden among the tractors! Get a sneak preview of our family-friendly Truck and Tractor Day event. The Joe Hillman Band will supply the night's soundtrack with influence from rock and roll, bluegrass, and swing music. Hop on a quick hayride or join Chris Strand, director of Garden and Estate, at 6:15 pm for a walking tour of Winterthur’s historic greenhouses and talk about the tractors used to maintain the property and the history of horticulture and agriculture on the estate.

Don't miss out on Truck and Tractor Day on October 6, a fun day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks. Enjoy a hayride, arts and crafts, and more! Find out more.

 

 

Photo by Chris Perscky

truck and tractor day kid milking cow

truck and tractor day kid steering tractor

Truck and Tractor Day 2015 Photo Contest Winner, photo by Chad Smith

truck and tractor day kid using fire hose

 

*Please note that Truck and Tractor Day is reserved for Winterthur members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available on this program day. Thank you for your understanding!

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