Pulling Power on Display at Hillsboro Days

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (6/13/18)

Hillsboro, ND -- Lots of people pull their own weight when it comes to putting on a successful Hillsboro Days, but maybe none more literal than Rob Bell and Paul Geray. Pulling has become a tradition at Hillsboro Days over the years. Bell runs the Antique Tractor Pull and Geray heads up the Draft Horse and Pony Pull, both of which take place on Saturday. Geray says contestants for the horse pull are hard to find, but they always get enough to put on a good show each year.

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This year’s Antique Tractor Pull will be the 30th annual and is one of the original Hillsboro Days events. It’s scheduled to take place later in the afternoon at 5pm at Heritage Park. Bell says they are anticipating a good field of contestants this Saturday.

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And for those looking to compete in the tractor pull, Bell adds they a class for just about everyone, including pickups this year.

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Hillsboro Days starts today with a kickoff party at Valley Plains Equipment from 4-7pm, where you can enjoy kids games, a dunk tank, and a cookout. Thursday night offers a 5 and 10K run, prerace cookout,  and free movie at Woodlawn Park.