Farm Store Hosts Tractor & Car Show

Farm Store Hosts Tractor & Car Show
A youngster sits at the wheel of a 1948 Farmall Cub tractor.
Class cars will be on display at the Tractor & Car Show.
The equestrian team will give horse rides to children.

Big wheels keep on turnin' at Cal Poly Pomona's Tractor & Car Show, which showcases the university's agricultural background. The free event, now in its third year, takes place on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch. The deadline to register for the car show is Friday, May 1.

Area residents and the campus community are invited to attend the popular annual event, which features a stellar lineup of automobiles and unique booths and vendors. Events include a showcase of classic street rods and custom automobiles, a petting zoo, food vendors, and craft and jewelry booths.

Guests can also tour the ranch on a tractor and even catch a ride on one of the university's horses hosted by the Equestrian Drill Team.

While DJs spin oldies and hot rod tunes, visitors can pick strawberries from the field and enjoy freshly cooked Carl's Junior burgers. Additionally, fresh Cal Poly Pomona-grown produce will be on sale along with an assortment of fun foods.

The event invites participants to register their pre-1980 hot rods in the car show for a chance to win prizes. All vehicles are welcome: customs, antiques, classics, muscle, street rods, special interest and even motorcycles. Awards are given out to car owners in the categories of best interior, best paint, best engine compartment and best in show.

But car owners aren't the only ones who can win prizes. Attendees are given the opportunity to earn cash prizes from a drawing held toward the end of the event. Last year, the winner was awarded more than $100.

Proceeds from the day's events benefit the Farm Store and the College of Agriculture. For more information or to sign up for the car show, visit