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Farm Day at McKinney Farms

  • McKinney Farms 290 Foster Road Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

One of Walla Walla’s best kept secrets is the 1919 Tractor Show, which was held on Russell Creek Road in April of 1919. The era represented a time of great technological innovation and transition in the agriculture industry as horse-drawn equipment transitioned toward combustion-engine farm machinery. Nearly 50,000 spectators participated during the 3-day show expo. Farmers and their families arrived from all over the Northwest, eager to view the latest innovations in modern farming and household appliances.

BMLT is commemorating the centennial anniversary of this remarkable event with a Farm Day held at McKinney Farms. Antique autos and vintage farm machinery will be on exhibit, in addition to live demonstrations of traditional mule-plowing techniques and binder & thrashing machinery techniques used for wheat harvesting. The event will showcase a documentary about the 1919 Tractor Show (a BMLT production) and premier the release of “The 1919 Tractor Show,” a commemorative book of the historic event.

Touchet Valley Music Project will provide bluegrass tunes while you enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade. Cold drinks and ice cream will be served.

For more information about this event, please contact Alexandra James at or 509-525-3136. 

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Your Host & Sponsor

This event is made possible by the generous support of McKinney Farms.

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Event Sponsors

This event is made possible by the generous support of PAPÉ MACHINERY; Jones Truck & Implement, Inc; Nelson Irrigation; and Northwest Farm Credit Services.

Granddaughters of Philip & Lucylle Taylor Yenney and J.B. “Brownie” Mansfield. 

Suitability: Open to all ages. Great family event!

Things to Bring: Closed-toe shoes, hat with a brim, sunglasses, umbrella for shade, sunscreen, refillable water bottle.

Kids will have opportunity to play in a straw bale maze under the supervision of high schoolers, so long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended.

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