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The Waterman Lions Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show is always held on the third Saturday in July at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman, IL. There is no admission, and there is no charge for most events. This is a family oriented affair that offers something for everyone. The next show will be on Saturday, July 15, 2017.


We will start at 7 a.m. with a farmer breakfast by ladies of the United Neighborhood Center and continue late into the evening with bands, beer garden, and fireworks. There will be fun, food, and entertainment for the entire family including an antique tractor and truck show with a parade and awards, antique tractor pull, Lions food concessions, train rides, kiddie tractor pull, kid's stage show by Clinton Township Public Library, vintage baseball, model airplane demonstrations (weather permitting), crafter/flea market, petting zoo, Lion raffles,  plus a lot of other activities. We are adding some new attractions this year such as the Waterman Fire Department pork chop barbeque starting at 4 p.m., Waterman Summer Rec bag toss, and bingo by St James Catholic Altar and Rosary Society. Weather permitting, we will be offering twilight tethered balloon rides. See the schedule on the events page.  


The show is made possible by volunteers and donors giving their time, cash, and other resources. Please support sponsor/donors by patronizing their businesses!


Visit the sponsor page for more information about our donors and sponsorship. Click sponsor names below to visit their websites.


    2017 Sponsor/Donors to date



      Steve Klopfenstein-Country Financial 



        Northwestern Medicine-KishHealth System

     Clinton Township Public Library 

     Honey Hill Orchard



     A&P Grain Systems

     1803 Candles, Inc.

    The DeLong Company

    Don & Dave Erickson - Stine Seeds

    Boehne Farms of Shabbona

    Gaston Heating & Air Conditioning

    Willrett Farms Precision Planting & Pioneer Seeds

    Holland and Sons John Deere 

    Allen Outboard Marine and Bait Shop

    Indian Oaks Country Club 

    ASAP Welding

    Corner Towing  

    Caseys General Stores, Inc.

    Ken Spears Construction

    Jumpers Island




    Vision Pickling

    Wackerlin Farms Trucking

    Overby Trucking

    Larson-Davis Electric

    C&C Home Inspection

    Jacobson Funeral Home

    DeKalb Implement

      Beth Einsele Real Estate

   Waterman Winery

   1st Farm Credit Services

   Anderson Funeral Home

   First State Bank

   DeKalb Lawn Equipment Co, Inc.

   Euclid Beverage Ltd



    Waterman State Bank

    Leland Farmers Company

    Resource Bank

   Betty Thuestad, Mary Kay Cosmetics

   Represntative Bob Pritchard

   Superior Diesel, Inc.

   Tom Sparks Auto of DeKalb

   Espe Ag Services - CPS



     Farm & Fleet


                   2016 photo courtesy of Rich Houghtby


Following videos courtesy of Nathan Stein

2016 Show

2014 Show


2013 Show


2012 Show