Annual Schellsburg Tractorfest starts today

The eighth annual Schellsburg Tractorfest kicks off today and runs through Sunday at the Shawnee Valley Fire De­part­ment Pavilion along Route 96, Schellsburg.

A slow tractor race starts off the event at 6 p.m. today.

The highlight of the festival will be the tractor pulls starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be displays of tractors and engines, including feature tractor Minneapolis Moline. The band Blue Shades will peform at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In addition there will be vendors, a large Chinese auction, tractor rides, food, giveaways and fresh pressed apple cider and ice cream made on site. A cruise in begins at noon Sunday.

All proceeds benefit Shawnee Valley Volunteer Fire Company.