Labor Day vintage tractor Fair and Kid’s Fun Zone
Santa Paula News
Published: August 09, 2013
More than two dozen classic farm tractors from decades past will be displayed by their proud owners in the lot adjacent to the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula, on Monday, September 2, 2013, from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m., immediately following the Santa Paula Labor Day Parade. Live music, food trucks, and tractor-themed kids’ activities will add to the fun. Admission to the Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair and to the Agriculture Museum is free during the event. A $5 Kids’ Outdoor Fun Zone will also be featured. The Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair is sponsored by Limoneira Co.
Visitors can get close-up views of rare tractors and talk to the tractors’ owners, who are all members of the Topa Topa Flywheelers club, in the back lot. Snacks and lunch items will be for sale at food trucks, and a seating area will be provided. With the purchase of a $5 wrist band, visitors can enter the Kids’ Fun Zone, in a secured area adjacent to the tractors. Families can stay in or return to the Kids’ Fun Zone as they wish, with the wrist band. Inside, children can compete in or watch pedal tractor races, or bounce in a supervised, super-sized Jolly Jump. Both kids and adults can have their faces painted by professional artists. They can also ask for a balloon character or creation of their choice, and watch as Catherine Olsen, a professional balloon artist with a degree in Fine Art, makes it for them out of earth-friendly latex balloons that are 98.5% biodegradable.
Inside the Museum, visitors can view new exhibits about agriculture and vintage equipment; purchase a slice of pie, soft drink or cold beer; and enjoy their refreshments in an air-conditioned seating area. Kids can climb on a real Oliver tractor or a real horse-drawn buggy; visit the Museum’s transparent, real beehive; or create crafts with the Museum’s Education Coordinator.
Santa Paula’s favorite rock and roll band, the Cruise Knights, will play classic tunes on the Museum’s back porch stage during the Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair.
The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Paula at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, California. Hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children ages 6-17. Free for Museum of Ventura County members and children ages 5 and younger. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sunday of every month is free general admission to the public. For more information, go to www.venturamuseum.org or call (805) 525-3100.