NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — In honor of the Three County Fair’s 200th celebration, the Hampshire County Farm Bureau hosted a tractor parade, in which more than 125 tractors participated in, through Downtown Northampton on Sept. 2, 2017. This parade connected local farmers with the public as many consumers came out to watch.
“This type of event connects farmers and the public,” said Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Ed Davidian, who farms in Northborough. “Tractors are an iconic image of farming. With more than 125 machines present, we were very pleased with the turn-out and hope consumers were reminded of the importance of the farmers in their neighborhood”
200 years ago, the Three County Fair was started as an agricultural fair and it remains agricultural focused today. This ride helped encompass the fair’s theme for the year, Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future.
“The tractor parade route went through downtown Northampton to the Fairgrounds and past the historic Grandstands,” said Bruce Shallcross, Three County Fair general manager. “The parade immediately proceeded the 200th Fair Ceremony at the grandstand. By doing this, the parade connected the city to its agricultural base in the Northampton Meadows.”
To view more photos and videos from the event, please visit MFBF’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/
The Hampshire County Farm Bureau belongs to the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, which represents nearly 6,000 family members across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation is a non-profit association consisting of 11 member organizations and is part of The American Farm Bureau Federation.
—Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
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