2019 WHO Tractor Ride: Hello Council Bluffs!

For the first time ever the 23rd edition of the WHO Great Iowa Tractor Ride will be in Council Bluffs!

Over 500 tractor enthusiasts from all over Iowa and the US will gather at the Westfair Fairgrounds & Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 23rd, with the first days' ride on Monday, June 24th.

The Westfair Fairgrounds are positioned beautifully along the rolling hills of Pottawattamie County and will serve as the daily starting point as over 500 tractors of all makes, models, and years are estimated to participate in the WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride this year.

“Council Bluffs offers a beautiful setting that includes rides alongside, and over, the breathtaking Loess Hills, through the picturesque farmland of western Iowa, as well as an opportunity to bring our tractors to the residential areas of Council Bluffs. We are excited to bring our fanfare to the area for the first time in our historic 23-year run”, said Scot Knock, WHO Tractor Ride Director. 

“The City of Council Bluffs and the Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to host the 2019 WHO Great Iowa Tractor Ride.  It will be the first time the WHO Tractor Ride has toured our rural areas. Our community embraces its UNness, and this event is UNlike any other. We welcome the riders and their families to enjoy our local activities and attractions.” Said Alicia Frieze, Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau

The WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride began in Grinnell, Iowa in the summer of 1996 by WHO Radio Farm Broadcasters Mark Pearson and Gary Wergin.  The WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride was created to bring tractor enthusiasts together for fun, fellowship, and celebration of Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage.  The inaugural ride included around 90 participants and has today grown to over 600 participants, and countless fans.  Last year, tractors from over 33 states made the trip to Iowa, including tractor riders from California, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas.

LINK: For info on hotels and other amenities in the Council Bluffs area

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: John Deere!

Additional sponsors include: 

Titan Tire

Farmers National

G&L Clothing

Roberts Carb Repair

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