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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rainier Antique Tractor Club and Wilcox Family Farms Offer FREE FAMILY FUN

Some people might not know about Roy, Washington, but this little gem of a rural community is located in one of the prettiest spots in the Pacific Northwest and it's the place to be during the sunny weekend ahead. Near Roy you will find the Rainier Antique Tractor Club’s annual June Jubilee “Down on the Farm” event, two days of FREE fun for the whole family. It happens at Wilcox Family Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Rd, in Roy, on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

1938 Minneapolis Moline U Owned and driven by Eddie Hadaller

RainierAntique Tractor Club President Mark Loken said, “The Wilcox family is gracious enough to provide a beautiful setting—with Mt. Rainier in the background—for a weekend filled with family fun. That includes hayrides, a tractor pull, a display of antique tractors and horse drawn fire equipment." (If you love antique tractors, you should know about a magazine called Antique Power.)
See a horse drawn steam fire engine.
The club’s slogan for this year’s June Jubilee is “Come see where your food comes from!” There will be plenty of food on hand, including FREE OMELETS all day, made from fresh Wilcox eggs, plus hamburgers and hot dogs for sale.

A free omelet earns a "thumbs up."
You can also take a tour of the Wilcox hard-boiled egg plant.
The hay wagon will give you a ride over to the egg plant.

Hard-boiled egg plant? I’d never heard of such a thing. They cook, peel, and package these eggs for the ultimate summer time saver, perfect for potato salad, sandwiches, deviled eggs, or picnics. Wilcox has been around since 1909 (see history) but the old farm has kept up with consumer demand. In 2005 Wilcox Family Farms committed their business to more natural and sustainable practices, transitioning to cage-free, vegetarian, and organic egg production, with chickens living like chickens should, outdoors and eating an organic diet.
Shake hands with Wilcox chicken.
Let your kids or grandchildren learn how people used to live.
Doesn’t this sound like fun? Think about how long it’s been since you were on a farm, and with the clear skies promised in the forecast, Mount Rainier should be gorgeous. From Roy, it seems close enough to reach out and touch. Why not do something different with the kids this weekend? Here's a map.

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