Ferryville River Bluff Daze filled with fun activities

Austin Healy
A modified antique Austin Healy from the 1950's shows that it's still something to look at.
It was an impressive sight indeed to see three rows of antique tractors parked and lined up.
Dave Mikkelson
Dave Mikkelson keeps on trucking even though the rain clouds in the sky look foreboding.
At Ferryville's River Bluff Daze's children's games, the most important part is picking out the prize.
Brandon Knutson
Brandon Knutson, the grandson of Rueben Knutson, for whom the pull is named, competes Saturday in the Rueben Knutson Memorial Antique Tractor Pull.
Swed Knutson
Swed Knutson makes sure the tractors know when to stop and go at the tractor pull.

Saturday weather held off its rain for Ferryville River Bluff Daze. A full day of fun and activities included Market in the Park vendors, Lasting Legends Car Club display, lots of good food, children’s games, raffles and drawings, and fireworks at night. Sherry Quamme of Ferryville Tourism Council said it was just a fantastic day and a wonderful crowd all day long—streets were packed for the fireworks and it was a awesome one hour show from the Mississippi River.

Winners of the raffle were: “Ducks Gone Wild” quilt created by members of Ferryville Vision & Promotion, quilted by Virginia Johnson, Sharon Murphy of Gays Mills; Cabela’s $100 gift card – Caity Quamme; American Girl Doll (retired “Nellie”), John Moore; Kay’s Potiques ceramic bowl, Trudy Johnsrude of Soldiers Grove; $500 drawing for the Ferryville Tourism Council 50:50 Raffle, Arlene Osterberg, Belvidere, Ill
At Ferryville Fire Department, there amazing display of antique tractors as well. Bob Sandy of the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association reported that there were 57 entries in the Reuben Knutson Memorial Antique Tractor Pull. This was a true antique tractor pull—added equipment or weights. Jeff Grimsled emceed the pull with humor and aplomb. There were two winners in each class except one: winners are listed below.

3600 Weight Class
Dave Saegrove - Allis Chalmers WD    

Jim Fuller - 1939 John Deere B

4100 Weight Class
Mark Saegrove - Allis Chalmers WD    

Larry Anderson - 1947 Massey Harris 44

4600 Weight Class
John Thompson - Massey Harris 44    

Jim Wedeberg - Oliver 770

5100 Weight Class
Eric Thompson - Massey Harris 44 Special    

Randy Peterson - Case DC

5600 Weight Class
Delbert Turnmire - 1953 Farmall Super M    

Gary Morovits - 1949 Farmall M

6100 Weight Class
Thurman Vangen - Minneapolis Moline UB    

Delbert Turnmire - Farmall Super M

6600 Weight Class
Mark Saegrove - Oliver 8880    

Dan Fjelstad - John Deere G

7100 Weight Class
Thurman Vangen - Minneapolis Moline 5 Star

7600 Weight Class
Jason Hohlfelder - John Deere 630    

Brendan Knutson - 1957 John Deere 720

8100 Weight Class
Ron Ellefson - Minneapolis Moline 5 Star    

Dan Wedeberg - 1956 John Deere 720

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