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May 26, 2020 COVID-19 update: The Waterman Lions Club Summerfest/Tractor Show committee members are communicating frequently about various options and doing some out of the box thinking to address challenges related to the COVID-19 virus situation. Our 2020 show format will reflect safety issues and regulations in this area. We are doing our best to provide you with a positive and enjoyable experience during this difficult time. We still plan to hold our event on a contingent basis on July 18. It will be significantly modified and quite different from past shows. These are some of our plans which are contingent and subject to change right up to show time:

1.    A morning tractor parade through town and country tractor drive.

2.    Waterman Lions concession carry out.

3.    Waterman Fire Department pork chop barbeque carry out.

4.    A spectacular evening fireworks show.

5.    Some other family oriented entertainment options.

6.    Waterman Lion raffles - Draw down and JD pedal tractor (tickets on sale now)

 Please monitor this website and our Facebook page for updates.


Thank you to all who have contributed so much over the years to the success of this show.



For more information and pictures


Our 2019 Sponsor/Donors 



Please support our sponsors/donors. Click names to visit their websites. We are accepting and appreciate donations for 2020.



   Steve Klopfenstein - Country Financial

   Thrivent Financial - Shawn Blobaum


   Pub West

   Mass Mutual - Norm Gaston

   Pub West



    1803 Candles

    Clinton Township Public Library 

    Honey Hill Orchard

    Anonymous Donor

    Boughton Farms, Inc.




     AAA Critter Sitter

    Boehne Farms of Shabbona

    Willrett Farms Precision Planting & Pioneer Seeds 

       Allen Outboard Marine

    Jumpers Island

    Indian Oaks Country Club

    Holland & Sons John Deere

    Waterman Winery

    KZ Studios

    A & P Grain Systems, Inc.

    Stine Seed - Don & Dave Erickson


    Ken Spears Construction

    Gaston Heating & Air Conditioning

    Caseys General Stores 

    The DeLong Company, Inc.

    ASAP Welding 

    DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet

    Superior Diesel

    Baie & Baie Trucking

    Linda Swenson, Century 21 Affiliated




    Green Ridge Homeowners Assn

    Wackerlin Farms Trucking

    Mike & Lynn Martz

    C&C Home Inspection

    Anderson Funeral Home

    Overby Trucking

    Jacobson Funeral Home

    Vision Pickling & Processing, Inc.

    Zenz Buildings, Inc  

    Martenson Turf Products, Inc.

    Pickwell Farms

    Larson Davis Electric, Inc.

    Lesa Clanin, Broker - Realtor

    1st State Bank

    Resource Bank, N.A.

    Big John

    Compeer Financial

    CHS Elburn

    HoKa Turkey Farm

    Houlahans Tavern & Grill

    Foster Buick Attorneys at Law 

    Wylde Physical Therapy, LLC

    Aurora Sportsmens Club

    Leland Farmers Company

    Eric Petersen 

    Tyler Kramer Excavating



    Beth Einsele Real Estate

    Betty Thuestad, Mary Kay Products

    Espe Ag Service

    Waterman State Bank

    Hinckley Super Wash

    Waterman/Hinckley Lockbox Storage

    Wassmann Enterprises

    Christine Johnson - DeKalb County Treasurer

    AHW John Deere

    Inbodens Meats, Ltd




    Sycamore Cafe

    Pizzo Native Plant Nursery






Testimonial message from John Seraphine  of Heatherhope Farm regarding our 2019 show

"Connie and I were delighted to see the variety of activities, the kindness and relaxed attitudes of all the leaders and helpers, and the many families enjoying an outing together.  

We have given demonstrations at all sorts of venues, but nowhere have we found so many volunteers so ready and willing top help us out. 

Yes, the heat most likely kept the numbers down; but the people who took in the the dog demonstration stayed through most of the hour and were deeply engaged. 

Thank you for inviting us." 



Appearing at the 2019 show

Featuring information about Illinois soybeans and soybean products. It includes farm equipment, interesting artifacts, and booths sponsored by businesses from the Waterman/Shabbona area. This unique and interesting exhibit area was a big hit last year. Sponsored by the Waterman - Shabbona Business Association.

Video From 2019


This excellent short video done by Nathan Stein shows a few scenes from parts of our show.