John Deere fans line-up for Sunday's harvest fair

Donal O'Regan

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John Deere fans line-up for Sunday's harvest fair

The Greybridge Classic Club harvest day takes place this Sunday

As the photo demonstrates plans are well underway for the Greybridge Classic Club harvest day, which takes place this Sunday, August 7 in Meanus.

As John Deere celebrates 50 years in Ireland in 2016 the club is organising a massive line-out display of tractors. Preparations have already begun with the first cut of the deer completed and letters now in place. Registrations are gathering pace with tractors from the 10, 20 and 30 series from across the country already signed up, in addition to a fantastic selection of newer models.

Billy Donegan is bringing his wonderful Overtime tractor and there will also be a prize winning 1020 which was one of the earliest sold in Ireland in 1967.

In addition to the tractors they also have a number of John Deere Crawlers, along with a number of self-propelled silage harvesters and combines. The weather hasn’t been kind so far this summer, but they are hopeful of a dry day to put on a working display with a selection John Deere round and square balers.

There will also be plenty of other activities including vintage car and tractor displays and with the support of both John Deere and Geary’s Garage, of Kilmeedy and Clarecastle, there will also be a unique monster John Deere raffle.

The club are also organising plenty of additional activities for all the family, with the RSA bringing their rollover and shuttle units, demonstrations from the emergency services, free bouncy castles, penalty shootouts, face painting and fun and games.

As has been the case for the last number of years the event is run on a voluntary basis and the club runs a number of events throughout the year to cover the cost of the harvest day, ensuring that all money raised on the day goes to charities. 

See www.greybridgecc.ie for more.