Millbrook Ag Society Brings the Roar of Engines Back to the Fairgrounds in Bush Pull

Photo Don Robbins.
Millbrook Agricultural Society’s Bush Pull sold-out event last month drew 2100 delighted visitors to watch rigs big and small show their stuff at the Millbrook Fairgrounds.

In early September, the Millbrook Agricultural Society (MAS) hosted their first in-person, outdoor event called a Bush Pull.  The one day event took place at the Millbrook Fairgrounds and featured some of the most popular events at the annual fair.  Truck and tractor operators competed in a series of contests demonstrating their skill and power for an appreciative, sold-out audience of 2,100.  More than 130 “pullers” competed at the event.  Classes included antique tractors, 2WD tractor, articulating tractors, hot stock 4×4 trucks, local diesel 4×4, local gas 4×4, super stock 4×4 trucks, single engine modified, highway tractors, pro street diesel, pro mod diesel, modified farm tractors and more.

The highway tractors were parked in the middle of the fairgrounds, set up as a show and shine for the public to walk through and see up close.

The event was the brainchild of local truck and tractor pull promoter Kyle Fitzgerald.  He and MAS President Debra Post worked closely with the Peterborough Public Health unit to develop a safety plan to make the event a COVID safe one.

Photo Don Robbins.

A drone took photos from on high, while Dwayne Young from Clean Media took more on the ground.

Members of MAS appreciated the help of the many volunteers, marketing partners who helped organize and run the event, and Millbrook and District Lions Club, Personal Touch Catering and Snowie Canada for providing food during the event.

Stay tuned for the next outdoor event hosted by our local farm association as they host their 2nd Annual Friday Night Fright at the Fair on Friday October 29th starting at 6pm. This is a drive-through Hallowe’en themed event.  The admission fee of $10 per carload will be shared between the Millbrook Agricultural Society and Millbrook Food Share. Tickets can be purchased at  Costumes are optional! KG

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