Kids of all ages are invited to come play and learn about a day in the life of John Deere customers at the John Deere Pavilion's Learn & Play Day on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At this free event, children will learn about life on a farm, see what it's like to work on a construction site, explore the world of forestry and more.
For hands-on fun, kids can 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 hands-on Little Johnny's Farm with cows that can be milked (not real ones), a petting zoo, and a construction zone to test toy equipment in the sand. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be conducted on site throughout the day.
"We love offering this event to the community because it allows children and entire families to engage in the many aspects of our company," said Kristen Veto, assistant manager of the John Deere Pavilion. "It's a fun way to learn what it's like to be a farmer or work on a construction site or in forestry. And the best part is we provide hours of fun all for free."
Also featured throughout the day will be a variety of informational booths from ag-related organizations including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Rock Island 4-H & Extension, Fischer's Honey Farm, and Country Corner.
The John Deere Pavilion Learn & Play Day is open to the public and is free of charge. The John Deere Pavilion is located at 1400 River Road in Moline. For more information, call 309-765-1000 or visit them online at www.johndeereattractions.com or on Facebook.