In 1990, we decided to bring something new to the festival. We decided to give away a John Deere tractor during the festival. We buy a brand new John Deere tractor each year. It is usually around a 45 hp tractor with loader. This was a huge hit and continues to be. There are only 450 tickets sold. They are $100 each. We also give away $3,500 cash prizes during the drawing. If you do not want to take the tractor there is a $14,000 cash option you can take. We draw out every ticket. The very first ticket drawn wins $500. Then every 25th ticket drawn after that either wins $100 or $200. The 449th ticket wins $500 and the 450th ticket drawn is the winner of the tractor! This process usually takes around 2 1/2 hours to determine all the winners. This is held during the festival and always has a big crowd as the drawing is going on. If you would like to buy a ticket or be put on the list to buy one for the following year, give Adrienne a call at 317-850-7465. This is one of the festivals biggest fundraisers we put on.
PAST TRACTOR WINNERS
1990 John Dowden Monrovia 2005 Bret & Rebecca Everett Monrovia 1991 Don Wolf Brownsburg 2006 Eric & Joni Philips Waverly 1992 Sue & Allen Tutewiller Monrovia 2007 Joyce Ebert Mooresville 1993 Dave Upton Monrovia 2008 Mark & Jena Everett Monrovia 1994 S. Kerchensaut Ohio 2009 Margaret Bauer Monrovia 1995 David Hubbard Monrovia 2010 Nancy Dorsett Monrovia 1996 Tom Simpson Monrovia 2011 Jackie Marsh Monrovia 1997 Sharon & Richard Sutton Brownsburg 2012 Steve Byrd Monrovia 1998 Howard Meyers Elwood 2013 Billy Edwards Crawfordsville 1999 Greg Grindstaff Monrovia 2014 Rich Olleman Monrovia 2000 Bob Marshall Monrovia 2015 Mike Watson Mooresville 2001 Chet Pearce Martinsville 2016 Philip & Patty Dow Paragon 2002 Jack Cook Monrovia 2017 Curtis Crickmore Lawarence 2003 Sam Carlisle Mooresville 2018 2004 Tony Defur Monrovia 2019