Half Century of Progress schedule

Thursday, Aug. 25

— 7 a.m.: Gates open

— 8 a.m.: Half Century tractor Ride departs from Rantoul National Aviation Center Airport

— 9—11 a.m.: Field demonstrations

— 1-4 p.m.: Big Blue field demonstrations

— 5:30-9 p.m.: Welcome to downtown Rantoul (food, drink, entertainment)

— 6-8 p.m.: Horse pull

Friday, Aug. 26

— 7 a.m.: Gates open

— 8-11 a.m.: Field demonstrations

— 11 a.m.: Construction equipment demonstrations

— 1 p.m.: In the spotlight, Manure Spreaders of America

— 1-4 p.m.: Field demonstrations

— 2 p.m.: Big Blue field demonstrations

— 2 p.m.: For the ladies, style show at Deena's in downtown Rantoul

— 2-4 p.m.: Wes Wheeler & Battlecreek Band

— 6 p.m.: Tractor Pull — ITPA (Antique, Classic, 9500 FS, 5800 MOD (two local class exhibitors)

Saturday, Aug. 27

— 7 a.m.: Gates open

— 8-11 a.m.: Field demonstrations

— 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Monsanto Mobile Experience Tour

— 10 a.m.: Hand corn husking demonstrations

— 11 a.m.: Construction equipment demonstrations

— Noon: Kids' pedal tractor pulling

— 1 p.m.: Parade of Power — Class of '61

— 1-4 p.m.: Field demonstrations

— 2 p.m.: Hand corn husking demonstrations, Big Blue demonstrations

— 2-4 p.m.: Wes Wheeler & Battlecreek Band

— 4-5 p.m.: Orion Samuelson & Max Armstrong Stage Show

— 5 p.m.: IPA Pulls (NA, Pro Farm, Alt Stock, Mini Rd. Light S.S.) (three local class exhibitors); Jansen Farms Spark Show

Sunday, Aug. 28

— 7 a.m.: Gates open

— 8—11 a.m.: Field demonstrations

— 9:30 a.m.: Half Century Gospel Hour by "A Natural High"

— 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Monsanto Mobile Experience Tour

— 10 a.m.: Hand corn husking demonstrations

— Noon: Kids' pedal tractor pulling

— 1 p.m.: Parade of Power — Tractors of FFA

— 1-3 p.m.: Field demonstrations

— 2 p.m.: Hand corn husking demonstrations, Big Blue demonstrations

— 3 p.m.: Raffle drawings (John Deere 5020W V8 Deutz Power Unit drawing, Cub Cadet Mower drawing, Three Piece Toy Collectors Set drawing)

(schedule subject to change)

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