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WMT Radio Tractorcade June 14-17


The 10th annual WMT Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade is just about set to roll for this summer, with the Dubuque County Fairgrounds selected as the 2009 registration headquarters. WMT Radio's Lindsey Cook announced details of the June 14-17 event today with the following press release:

Dubuque will be home for the 500+ tractors participating in the 10th Annual WMT Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade June 14th thru the 17.  The Dubuque County Fairgrounds grounds will serve as registration headquarters on Sunday and as "home base" each day.  The grounds will be open to the public on each evening and several of the communities along the route are planning special activities and events in conjunction with the ride.

The general public should be advised that there may be traffic backups related to the tractor traffic.  The tractors are divided into seven groups of about 75 tractors each, with time "buffers" between each group so that motorists will not be overly inconvenienced.  "We try to stay away from the major roadways," says ride coordinator Renee Uhtoff, "but we do encourage drivers to think about alternate routes on those specific times of the day when we'll be in their area.  The first group of tractors generally leaves the grounds between 7:00 and 7:30am and it takes about 4 hours for the entire ride to pass through any given point, so plan accordingly."

The ride begins Monday, June 15th and will travel west on Old Hwy 20 from Dubuque for a pit stop in Epworth and then continue on to the lunch stop at the National Farm Toy Farm Museum in Dyersville.  Tuesday, June 16th, the tractors will head north to lunch in Holy Cross.  After lunch, the tractors will travel the scenic Ridge Road through Balltown.  Wednesday, the tractors will take a short tour South to Timberline Golf Course before returning to the fairgrounds for a final meal and closing ceremonies.

All of the communities along the route are very much looking forward to welcoming Tractorcade and showing off their unique and picturesque attractions.  A number of live radio broadcasts will take place from the various stops throughout the ride.

     Andy Petersen - WMT Morning Show:   Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5A-9A

                                                                      Dubuque County Fairgrounds

     Ryan Schlader - What's Happening:        Monday 10A-11:30A  National Farm Toy Museum

                                                                        Tuesday 10A-11:30A Holy Cross

     Ken Root - The Big Show:  Monday 11:30A-1:00P  National Farm Toy Museum

                                                   Tuesday 11:30A-1:00P  Holy Cross

                                                    Wednesday 11:30 A -1:00P  Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The public is welcome to come out and watch the live broadcasts, see the tractors and visit with the Tractorcade drivers. 

Any one can get the route details or a map by visiting the WMT Website at www.wmtradio.com.

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