10th Annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing
The parade of Antique Tractors over the Mackinac Bridge is a delight to all with the vast array of historic tractors on display, definitely a sight you won't want to miss!
Imagine unloading nearly 1,000 tractors in one field in a single day! Nearly all of the tractors pull into the staging area in Mackinaw City on Thursday the day before the event to line up with their respective clubs. Friday morning around 9:00 am we have the Mackinaw City parade and the Mackinac Bridge parade leaves the staging area at the same time. It takes about 50 minutes to clear over 800 tractors from the lot. The Mackinac Bridge Parade travels directly to the bridge and enter the bridge with the Mackinac Bridge Authority directing them. The Mackinaw City parade travels through town and gets on the bridge right behind the bridge parade. The tractors for the 2017 event will travel over the Mackinac Bridge and into the city of St. Ignace, Michigan. The whole travel time from beginning to end is about 3-1/2 hours.
There is now nearly 1,000 Tractors that participate in this event and cross over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge.
For more information visit: Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing
Tentative Weekend Schedule
Thursday, September 7th 2017: Mackinaw City staging area information.
The staging area is located 1½ miles West of Mackinaw City on Central Avenue in Mackinaw City, MI.
Owosso Tractor Parts Information and Apparel tent Opens at 8:00am.
Bring your tractors in all day and night if possible on Thursday, September 8th 2016.
Club parking assignment: The lot will be marked where each club has been assigned: Volunteers are on hand to assist if needed.
People mover will be available all day! The people mover will take those parking on the South side of the wooded area and give a ride back to the main lot if needed.
People mover will also be available for Visitors between 3:00pm-6:00pm during the public viewing of tractors at the Mackinaw City staging area.
Friday, September 8th 2017:
Owosso Tractor Parts information and apparel tent opens at 7:00am.
First parade of Tractors leaves the staging area West of Mackinaw City approximately at 8:40am.
Tractors arriving at the bridge at around 9:00am will proceed across the bridge immediately.
Tractor Parade is split: Mackinaw City Parade of tractors leaves the staging area at approximately 9:00am. They will stage in Mackinaw City until around 10:00am and will proceed through downtown Mackinaw City and then onto the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace.
Food will be served at Little Bear Arena in St. Ignace from 11:00am-2:00pm on Friday only.
Snacks and beverages will be served on Saturday
Visit Owosso Tractors for updates on this event!
Saturday, September 9th 2017 downtown St. Ignace:
9:00am ~ Owosso Tractor opens the information and apparel sales tent.
Tractor Games Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm at Little Bear Arena, St. Ignace
Prize Drawing: 2:00pm, Little Bear Arena. NOTE: Some items will require your presence to win.
You don't want to miss it. The prizes are getting bigger and more of them!
The downtown St. Ignace Antique Tractor Parade is Saturday evening, final time is at approximately 5:30pm. Parade will go from Little Bear Arena South through town, turn around and head out towards the Airport and back to Little Bear Arena.
Antique Snowmobile Show: Inside Little Bear Arena Arena
Hit & Miss Engines Display at Little Bear Arena outside, by local St. Ignace area displayers only.
Live Music Saturday, September 9th 2017.
The evening will end with Fireworks on the bay around 9:00pm-9:30pm (actual time of fireworks may vary)
All tractors will be displayed at ONE location: Little Bear Arena, downtown St. Ignace, Michigan
where all the tractors can be viewed in the same lot. The South Asphalt Drive will be for the general public car parking.