Farm Bureau offers ‘Touch-A-Tractor’ event

By on March 23, 2010

St. Charles—Mark your calendar for the annual Touch-A-Tractor event Friday through Sunday, March 26-28, at the Kane County Farm Bureau, Randall Road at Oak Street, St. Charles.

The public is invited to attend on Friday, March 26, from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Touch-A-Tractor offers activities for all ages. Kids can participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, visit the farm zoo, plant seeds, play in a kiddie pool full of corn, and sit in the seat of a real tractor or combine. Local farmers and friends of the Farm Bureau will be on hand to answer questions about the machinery and explain how this equipment helps farmers get crops from the field to your table.

Fay’s BBQ will offer pork barbecue or catfish dinners on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help the nonprofit KCFB Foundation raise funds for literacy and scholarship programs. A kid’s hot dog meal is also available. Call the Farm Bureau at (630) 584-8660 to pre-order. Catfish and pork chop dinners are $12 when reserved and paid by March 23, or $13.50 at the door. Hot dog meals are $4.

On Sunday, March 28, the winning ticket will be drawn in the Farm, Food and Fuel raffle. The first-prize winner will be able to choose a John Deere Gator TS 4×2 or $5,000 in cash. Second prize is $100 in groceries every week for a year, and third prize is $50 in gas every month for a year. Tickets are available at the Farm Bureau office until the time of the drawing. Proceeds benefit college scholarships and Ag-in-the-Classroom programs.

5th Annual
Kane County Farm Bureau

Kane County Farm Bureau
Randall Rd at Oak Street
St. Charles
Friday March 26, Noon to 7 p.m.;
Saturday March 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m