The Iowa State Fair has been offering Tractor Pulling on the Fairgrounds since 1990. Tractor pulling is a competitive motor sport in which modified farm tractors, or modified tractors drag a metal sled containing a box filled with weight along a course. The tractor that pulls the sled the farthest distance is declared the winner. A rare few reach the end of the course, known as a “full pull.” If more than one competitor reaches the full pull mark, a pull-off is held to determine the winner. Known as “the world’s heaviest motorsport,” the goal of tractor pulling is to determine the strongest machine and the best driver. The tractor and truck pull is not about speed, but rather distance pulled.
Tractor and Truck Pull is a general admission show. Intermission will be held at approximately 6:30 pm. One ticket is good for entire show. Ages 5 and under are free.