The Waterman Lions Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show is always held on the third Saturday in July at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman, IL. The next show will be on Saturday, July 19, 2014.


There is no admission, and there is no charge for most events. This is a family oriented affair that offers something for everyone. We will start with early morning balloon rides (weather permitting) and a 7 a.m. French toast breakfast; then end with an evening beer garden with bands and a fireworks show. There will be lots of entertainment for kids and adults during the day. 


New for 2014


Weather permitting, we will be featuring early morning rides in the Re/Max balloon.  We started a mini tractor pull three years ago. This year we are advancing to full size tractors. A special thank you goes to The Rock County Pullers for the excellent mini tractor pulls they provided. 


Planning for 2014 is ongoing. We will be updating  this web site as we go through the planning process. Thank you Nathan Stein for doing the videos. 




Thank You 2013 Sponsors!


  Thrivent Financial




   Kish Health System


   Pub West



   Allen Outboard Marine & Lawn 


  Gaston Heating & Air Conditioning

  The DeLong Co

  Steve Klopfenstein

    COUNTRY Financial

  Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd.

  Houlahan's Tavern & Grill

  1st Farm Credit Services 

  Caseys General Stores, Inc

  Superior Diesel, Inc.

  Holland & Sons, Inc

  Honey Hill Orchard

  Stine Seed Co - Don & Dave Erickson

  ASAP Welding

  Baie & Baie Trucking



   First State Bank

   Overby Trucking

   Leland Farmers Company

   Boehne Farms

   DeKalb Lawn & Garden

   Hintzsche Fertilizer, Inc

   DeKalb Implement Co 

   Brad Manning Ford

   Larson-Davis Electric

   Conserv FS

   Elburn Co op

   Christine Johnson, DeKalb County Treas.

   National Bank & Trust

   AAA Critter Sitter

   AHW John Deere

   DeKane Equipment Corp

   AMK Auto Body



    David Turner Electric

   Jacobson Funeral Home

   Mary Kay Cosmetics - Betty Thuestad

   Resource Bank

   Espe AG Services

   Aurora Sportsman Club

   Waterman State Bank

   Johnson Tractor Co

   Brian Bemis Automotive Group

   Representative Bob Pritchard

   Olson & Assoc Physical Therapy, LLC


   Blain's Farm & Fleet

   Hy Vee 



   Beth Einsele Real Estate


More information about sponsorship is found on the Sponsor Page. 


From past shows

Banjo Buddies Trio variety music

Mallory Wilson singing

Lot's of kid's stuff

Antique Tractors


Championship Garden Tractor Pull

Antique Trucks

Booths & Crafts

Kiddie Tractor Pull

Cowboy Quick Draw

The above is a sampling  of our 2013 show. The 2014 show and this web site will continue to be a work in progress. 

Video from the 2013 show


A short video from our 2012 show