Harvest season means East Charlotte tractor parade

Carrie Spear created this annual event 18 years ago, and it has grown over time to the point where tractor drivers come from around New England and New York to display their old and new vehicles to over a thousand observers along Spear Street. They gather at Dave Nichols’ farm just off Spear Street and roll north to Spears Corner. The parade is more than simply something to look at. It’s a social gathering commemorating the season and East Charlotte’s agricultural history. 

Some of this year’s drivers were not yet born when the event started in 2000. They have now graduated from steering lawn mowers to driving full-blown tractors. 

So, come early on Sunday, Oct. 14 – enjoy the occasion as well as Tenney’s tasty burgers and check out vendors, music and activities starting at 11:00 a.m. with the parade following at 1:00 p.m.