As tractors thundered up from the Nichols farm Sunday, October 10, spectators along the parade route greeted the machinery with applause and whoops of joy.
One of the great parts of autumn in Charlotte is being a part of the annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade. This year’s 19th annual event, which celebrates farming in our community, was another wonderful time for all.
“There are a lot of heartwarming stories that go with the tractor parade,” is what Carrie Spear said in reflecting on this, the 18th year of the event, held in East Charlotte this past Sunday.
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.
The 17th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade was held on Oct. 8. Food vendors, a petting zoo and more were set up. More than 100 tractors rolled passed Spears Corner Store this year.
The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club will host its very popular Halloween Parade once again on Sunday, Oct 29, at 2 p.m. in Shelburne. It is the only parade of its kind in the area and draws participants and onlookers from all the adjacent towns. This is the 35th year for the Rotary’s management of this popular annual event, and they are already looking forward to greater participation this year.