3rd Annual Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair & Kid’s Fun Zone at the Agriculture Museum
Monday, September 7th, 10:30am to 1:30pm Following the Santa Paula Labor Day Parade

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is proud to present its 3rd Annual Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair on Monday, September 7, immediately following the Santa Paula Labor Day Parade. More than two dozen classic farm tractors from decades past will be displayed by their proud owners on Railroad Avenue adjacent to the Museum on Monday, September 7, 2015, from 10:30am to 1:30p.m. This celebration also features live music, food trucks, and tractor-themed kids’ activities, as well as agriculture-themed exhibitions and items for sale indoors. Admission to the fair and the museum is free. The Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair is sponsored by the Limoneira Company and Ventura County’s Topa Topa Flywheelers.

Visitors can get close-up views of rare tractors and talk to the tractors’ owners, as well as view a working vintage engine demonstration. This year, we will have a special display of a working 1/3rd scale model Case 65 steam engine that will be making mini hay bales.

Delicious food options will be available for sale at food trucks located throughout the event, and a seating area will be provided. Santa Paula’s favorite rock and roll band, Cruise Knights, will play classic tunes. Don’t miss the pie eating contest that will be held at 12:00pm, sponsored by Marie Callender’s.

A Kids’ Fun Zone will be onsite, accessible with the purchase of a $5 wrist band. In the Fun Zone, children can compete in or watch pedal tractor races, or bounce in a supervised, super-sized Jolly Jump. They can also ask for a balloon character or creation of their choice from our balloon artist Cookie the Clown, and have a chance for kids and adults to get close and personal with several farm animals from chickens to alpacas in the petting zoo area by Aloha Animal Experience. And don’t forget to get your face painted by Fancy Pantz Face and Body Art.

Inside the Museum, visitors can view new exhibits about agriculture and vintage equipment in the air-conditioned historic building. Current exhibits are AG Air: Aviation in Agriculture, The Dirt on Tractors, which portrays the history of tractor evolution, and paintings of Santa Paula artist Wendell Dowling. Kids can climb on a real Oliver tractor and visit the Museum’s transparent, real beehive. Also, visit the Museum’s General Store and shop our local vendors for special items. Many store vendors will be present throughout the event giving great deals on some of the finest merchandise.

For more information, call (805) 525-3100.