We look forward to seeing you in Marshalltown!
Please review all the info below at if you have any questions call Scot Knock at 515-245-8955 or e-mail ScotKnock@iheartmedia.com
We are excited about our partnership with Central Iowa Fair as well as the 2023 Host cities along the route (Conrad, Gladbrook, Liscomb, LeGrand, Toledo, Green Mountain & State Center). Below is plenty of information you will find useful as you plan your adventures toward Marshalltown.
REGISTRATION TIMES: Registration will open at 12noon on Sunday, June 18th at the Central Iowa Fair in Marshalltown. Registration will stay open until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you and having you visit with all our great sponsors. Don’t forget to get your official WHO Tractor Ride T-shirt and Hat!
SUNDAY NIGHT DRIVERS MEETING AND DINNER: The Drivers meeting on Sunday night will begin at 5:30pm following by dinner. Dinner is $10/person and catered by Iowa Outlaws BBQ. During this years Drivers meeting there will be an opportunity to hear from Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson as well as an introduction to the newest WHO Radio Farm Broadcaster David Geiger. special thanks to Iowa Farm Bureau Federation for their partnership.
SAFETY:If you have been on the ride before, you know how important safety remains to the success of this event. If you are new, please, review your safety pledge before arriving on site. You can find the Safety Pledge on the Tractor Ride website at https://whoradio.iheart.com/featured/tractor-ride-blog/ Applications from people who violate the Safety Pledge will be denied for all future rides.
LOADING DOCK: We’ve secured a loading dock if necessary, when you arrive just north of the Central Iowa Fair at the Fastenal Company (1309 Industrial Blvd)
CAMPING: We still have room for Campers. If you’re looking to camp on the Central Iowa Fair site for $35 per day, please fill out the camping registration via the Tractor Ride website.
WEEKDAY BREAKAST: We are super excited that the West Marsahll FFA has decided to offer breakfast each morning (Monday & Tuesday only) of the ride from the Central Iowa Fair for a Free-Will donation. Please help this great organization. Menu items include Breakfast Burritos, Cinnamon Rolls, Biscuits and Gravy along with Coffee, Juice, Water and Milk. This will be served daily (Monday & Tuesday only) from 6a-8a or as supplies last.
TRAILER PARKING: We have a designated trailer parking area set aside at Central Iowa Fair. After unloading on Sunday, simply park your truck and trailer in the designated area on the East ends of the fairgrounds (See attached map), and it will remain there throughout the ride. Security will not be provided on site; however, we have asked area law enforcement, business owners, and Central Iowa Fair staff to keep an eye on the grounds while the trucks and trailers are parked there.
GROUP/GROUP #: We have finalized Groups and Tractor numbers. Those group numbers have been posted on the WHO Tractor Ride website and Facebook pages. All groups have been assigned based on previous years and tractor speed. It is important that you always stay with your group and keep up with your group leader’s speed throughout the route to keep the ride moving efficiently.
ROUTES: We are excited to have finalized our routes. Monday will take us thru Conrad (the birthplace of WHO icon Lee Kline) before rolling into Gladbrook where the Gladbrook-Reinbeck FFA will be serving lunch at a Free-Will donation at Goos Implement. We will travel back to Marshalltown with an afternoon stop in the City of Lisocmb for a soft serve ice cream social and then a 2nd afternoon and very special stop at the Iowa Veterans Home to honor and recognize Veterans on our ride. Tuesday will take us east out of Marshalltown to LeGrand and East Marshall HS before heading north of Toledo to our friends at the VanWall Equipment Store for lunch, catered by local Tama restaurant Spanky’s for a Free-Will donation.Tuesday afternoon, we will travel back to Marshalltown with a stop at GMG Elementary in Green Mountain.Wednesday we are excited to head to West Marshall HS of State Center where “brunch” will be served by the West Marshall FFA for a Free-Will Donation.
EVENING BAR-B-Q’s: Please join us both Monday and Tuesday nights for great social gatherings and complimentary meals courtesy of Graham Tire and Nor-Am Cold Storage.
ROLLOUT TIMES: The WHO Tractor Ride blog has posted rollout times.Give these a quick study before the ride.
Listen to THE BIG SHOW from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with Bob Quinn and David Geiger on NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO for more updates.
AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: call Scot Knock at 515-245-8955 or e-mail ScotKnock@iheartmedia.com
Rollout Card for DAY 1 (June 19, 2023)
Rollout Card for DAY 2 (June 20, 2023)
Rollout Card for DAY 3 (Jun 21, 2023)