Tractor Parade

Join us for the 14th Becker County Fair Annual Tractor parade on Saturday, July 29th, 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

The featured Tractor will be John Deere. This year’s parade features Lowell Schlauderaff as the featured driver. 

The schedule is as follows:

8:00 A.M.: Adkins Equipment parking area north of Detroit Lakes on Richwood Road (County Road 21) will be open for participants. Note: Tractors may be brought to Adkin’s Equipment on Friday to be stored in the equipment yard where a loading dock is also available.

9:00 A.M.: A pancake and sausage breakfast, sponsored by Adkin’s Equipment, Val Seaberg, Hoffman’s Meats, Becker-Mahnomen Counties Corn and Soybeans Grower’s Assoc., Becker Co. ADA, Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter, and the Agribusiness Committee of the Regional Chamber of Commerce will be served for registered participants and support people at the dealership. DL Farnum NAPA will provide prizes for the drivers.

10:00 A.M.: Drivers and tractors should be present at Adkin’s with the Parade leaving at 10:30 A.M. The route will be south on Richwood Road to Roosevelt Ave and turn west on Willow Street to Rossman Avenue and then turn to the fairgrounds.

Lunch: the Becker County 4-H will be selling dinner at the 4-H fair food booth on the fairgrounds.

12:30 P.M. approx.: Tractors will return on their own, following traffic laws. Note: Volunteer drivers with tractors may stop at nursing homes on the return trip.


• Entry forms may be sent in or filled out at Adkin’s with driver and tractor information. Note: Entry forms will have a liability waiver form to be signed.
• Registration fee is $10.00 with $2.00 going for the purchase of a Fair button or armband.
• Additional Breakfasts can be purchased for $5.00
• Admission to the fairgrounds will be a Fair armband for tractor drivers specifically.


• Tractors of all sizes and ages with a minimum speed of 6-7 mph with rubber tires.
• No riders other than the driver on the tractor unless the tractor is equipped with an observer, belted seat. Trailers with safe seating and hitch safety chains are allowed.
• Tractors must meet the Minnesota public road travel regulations.
• Tractors should have information sheets that can be posted on the tractor at the fairgrounds.


  • Tom Mack, 218-847-8196 (H) or 218-849-7379 (C)
  • Ken Shroyer, 218 -847-2674 (H) or 218-849-5596 (C)
  • Bruce Hein, 218-439-6621 (H)
Event Year Featured Tractor Featured Drivers * In Memory of

+ In Honor of

1st 2009 John Deere & Ford Dean Nelson Family
2nd 2010 Massey Harris Val Seaberg
3rd 2011 International Harvester & Ford Larry & Jackie Jones
4th 2012 Minneapolis Moline Gunder Hanson Family
5th 2013 John Deere Roger Winter
6th 2014 Oliver Greg and Lowell Aakre Family
7th 2015 J. I. Case Dennis Dovre * Roger Engstrom and Don Anderson
8th 2016 Allis Chalmers Ben & Kari Sayer, Sayer Farms
9th 2017 Ford-New Holland Adkins Equipment * Sonny Hansen & Larry Jones
10th 2018 International Harvester Gary Myers * Dean Nelson
11th 2019 Massey Ferguson – Massey Harris Gerald Sather
12th 2021 J.I.Case Vernon Hanson * Norman Danielson and Jeff LeTourneau
13th 2022 Minneapolis Moline James Matter Family * Robert Klein, Cam Geritz, and Mark Stalberger

+ Cliff Adkins Sr.

14th 2023 John Deere Lowell Schlauderaff