If you love old tractors, the State Fairgrounds is your place to be this weekend. More than 1,000 tractors and pieces of antique farm equipment will be on display at the Got to Be NC Festival.
A quick look around the grounds revealed tractors in nearly every color — orange, green, red, blue, pink and grey.
One especially impressive tractor spotted is a big orange 1964 Allis Chalmers D-21 with tires that are more than 5 and half feet tall. It is owned by Curtis Mabe of Parkton. It’s neighbor is an equally impressive 1928 Twin City Minneapolis 27-44 with steel wheels. It is owned by Larry McDowell of Farmer.
At 11 a.m. today, there will be a tractor parade around the grounds, led by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Come see the colorful display of tractor power.
The festival opens at 9 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are until midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.