Antique tractors roar to life in Denzil

Community Days also featured a bunnock tournament, kids carnival, beer gardens, wiener roast and a dance

Brandon Zimmer of Major takes a shot at the 250-foot track riding his grandfather’s John Deere R tractor during the antique tractor pull on June 16 at Denzil Community Days. Zimmer says he and his grandfather have been pulling together for eight years.

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

Denzil was a place to be last weekend when local organizers held the inaugural Denzil Community Days event. An antique tractor pull was the main attraction.

A large crowd assembled on Saturday for the first day of Denzil Community Days, an event held over two days on June 16 and 17. The event was held at the sports grounds on the west side of the village and it was presented by the Denzil & District Recreation Board.

Willy Crocker of Vermilion, Alta., digs in during one pull with his Minneapolis-Moline GB tractor at the Denzil Community Days antique tractor pull on June 16. The two-day event was held June 16 and 17. Crocker’s pull of 188 1/12 feet was enough to win second place in his class.

The event included an antique tractor pull, a bunnock tournament, a kids carnival, beer gardens, a wiener roast and a dance with a live disc jockey on Saturday night. The tractor pull and bunnock tournament ran both days.

All of the tractors in the competition had to be from 1960 or earlier. Each of the competitors made two pulls and the longest of the two pulls was used to determine their positions. The competitors pulled a weight transfer sled down a 250-foot track that was located between two baseball diamonds.

For more on this story, please see the Jun. 22 print edition of The Cross Roads. tractors

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