How many children does it take to pull a tractor?

Find out at Aratula on Saturday July 5.

That’s when the inaugural Kalbar and District Community Bank Junior Tractor Pulling Competition will be staged, as part of the Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival.

The new event is open to competitors aged 10 to 14. Teams of four people will be invited to test their strength against a 1.8tonne little Boomer tractor.

The team to pull the tractor over 20m in the fastest time will win their share of a $3000 prize pool for their favourite sporting or community club.

The Winter Harvest Festival will be staged at the Aratula Community Sports Complex from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 5. It’s the signature event of Scenic Rim Eat Local Week, which runs throughout the first week of the school holidays and features farm tours, cooking classes, producer dinners and much more.

The Harvest Festival will feature producers and retailers from across the region, food stalls, hot and cold food, live music, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations by TV chef Alastair McLeod.

One of the highlights of the event is sure to be the tractor pulling competition.

As well as the new junior event, the senior teams of 12 will be back to do battle with the 12-tonne John Deere tractor.

Last year competition was fierce and it’s expected to be even tougher this year, with teams rumoured to have already started training for the battle.

To register your junior or senior team for the Kalbar and District Community Bank Tractor Pulling Competition go to and download the application form.

Eat Local Week and the Winter Harvest Festival are supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the state.

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