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Garden tractor show returns

The AJ's Garden Tractor Jamboree is named after AJ Hinrichs (center), shown using his Bolens 1050 and Disc to finish the garden after the plowing was done at the event in 2013.
The AJ's Garden Tractor Jamboree is named after AJ Hinrichs (center), shown using his Bolens 1050 and Disc to finish the garden after the plowing was done at the event in 2013.

OREGON – The fifth annual AJ’s Garden Tractor Jamboree will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at organizers Andy and Lisa Hinrichs’s home, 1675 S. Columbian Road, near White Pines State Park. The show is named after their son, AJ.

According to a news release, the event featured more than 250 garden tractors from Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana last year. The Hinrichs are hoping to have more than 300 garden tractors on display this year.

Spectators may stroll through the grounds before the grand parade begins at 10 a.m. Many participants have farming implements for their garden tractors, and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be time to plow.

There will be a food stand where lunch can be purchased, and 4-H items will be up for auction. Games, including the slowest tractor competition and teeter-totter competition, will begin at 1 p.m. Medals will be presented to the winners of the tractor games and other participant awards, including the longest distance award for the farthest travelers, and the rainbow award for the collector with the most brands represented at the show.

The family will demonstrate an antique silage chopper at this year’s event.

For more information contact Andy or Lisa at 815-732-6551 or go to www.hinrichscustomwoodworking.com.

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