Tractor ride to Starlight will benefit Relay PDF Print E-mail

On Saturday, May 20th, Lanesville Heritage Weekend will be hosting their Annual Relay For Life Tractor Ride to Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant in Starlight, Indiana.  There is likely to be around 50 tractors involved in this fun cross country ride.


A rainbow of tractors from the 1940’s to the 1980’s will parade through the countryside all the while raising money for cancer research.  The drivers will arrive at Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant around noon after a long morning ride to eat dinner and enjoy a break. Everyone is invited to visit with the drivers and enjoy this beautiful array of Iron Horses.

They will be lined up in the grass parking area across from the restaurant and should be there from Noon to 1:30 pm. Feel free to take photos, inspect, discuss, and reminisce about these Iron Horses that transformed America into the breadbasket of the world.  You may just find one like you operated when you were a kid!  After the lunch break, these magnificent iron steeds will once again get back on the road in a long line of colorful, historic iron horsepower for an afternoon drive back to the Lanesville Heritage Park.

The drivers look forward to your visit and welcome the opportunity to tell their American Iron Horse story. Someone you might not expect to see on a tractor will be current Indiana Senator Ron Grooms. This will be his 2nd ride and as a city boy, he has found a farm activity that he really enjoys. He may not know the horsepower of the tractor he is driving, but he can tell you about driving it in a pouring rain, which happened on his first ride.

The cost is $25 per driver. Lunch is provided for drivers and staff only.  Anyone wishing to join them for lunch is welcome at your expense.  You must be 16 years of age with a valid drivers license, provide your own liability insurance, and have a tractor that is capable of a sustained 10 miles per hour speed in order to participate. Then meet at Lanesville Heritage Park with your tractor at 8 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to participate in the ride. Please contact Amy at 502-645-0552 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions or further details.