Waterloo Boy Tractor Accompanies Iconic Butter Cow at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (07/19/2018) (readMedia)-- The world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured beside the Waterloo Boy Tractor to celebrate John Deere's 100th anniversary of entering the tractor business. Both butter masterpieces will be on display in the John Deere Agriculture Building's 40 degree cooler throughout the Iowa State Fair, August 9-19, 2018.

John Deere entered the farm tractor business in March 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and has been an integral part of the Iowa State Fair since that time. A quote from the John Deere Sales Department in 1940 says, "I feel that the machinery and industrial exhibits for 1940 excelled any previous year's display. We consider our Iowa State Fair exhibit to be a very beneficial part of our advertising program, and we will be with you again in 1941."

In 2018, the Iowa State Fair will use more than 50 John Deere tractors and utility vehicles provided by Van Wall Equipment. In celebration of their anniversary, a 1919 Waterloo Boy model N tractor will be on display in the Machinery Grounds at the Iowa State Fair.

Visit the John Deere Agriculture Building during the Iowa State Fair to see the Butter Cow, the Waterloo Boy Tractor and other great agriculture exhibits and demonstrations including giant pumpkins, jumbo fruits and vegetables, the Discovery Garden, daily stage presentations and more. All exhibits will be on display in the 114-year old John Deere Agriculture Building 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily during the Fair. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to Iowa State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.