Bring your children and spend the day as they play and learn about life on a farm, what it’s like to work on a construction site, and explore the world of forestry and more. This is the John Deere Pavilion’s largest event of the year, and it grows in popularity each summer. Hands-on fun gives kids the opportunity to test their driving skills in a battery-powered Gator™ obstacle course or put their muscles to work in a pedal-powered tractor pull.
Other special exhibits include a petting zoo, a construction zone to test toy equipment in sand, and an innovation station where kids are inspired to build equipment and buildings out of Mega Blocks. Children who complete all the “chores” in Little Johnny’s Farm, including milking a cow (not a real one), will receive a “Deere Dollar” they can cash in for a special treat. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be conducted on site throughout the day.
A variety of informational booths from ag-related organizations including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Rock Island 4H & Extension, Midwest Dairy Association and Country Corner will also be featured. The John Deere Pavilion’s Learn & Play Day is open to the public and is free of charge.