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Amish Country Tractor Cruise set for Saturday, June 18

The Amish Country Tractor Cruise will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Arthur. A 46-mile cruise will take riders on a picturesque drive through the Heart of Illinois Amish Country.

Registration for the cruise will begin at 6:00 a.m. CDT at Yoder’s Kitchen, located on IL 133, and then departs at 8:00 a.m. A 9:30 a.m. rest stop will be at the Rudy and Linda Huber Farm at Galton and lunch will be served at the Tri County Auction facility / Vernon Yoder Farm northwest of Arcola. The cruise is expected to return to Arthur by 2:30 p.m.

Each year, the cruise takes riders on a different route throughout Amish Country. Sponsors for the cruise include Camelot Virtual Solutions, CHI, EZ Trail, Farm Credit Illinois, The Equity, Loman-Ray Insurance Group, Kuhns Equipment, Yoder’s Kitchen, and Yoder Seed Company.

The first cruise was held in 2010 and over the years has become one of the premier Tractor Cruises in the Midwest. In 2021, the cruise received national exposure in Heritage Iron magazine. The event is traditionally held on the Saturday preceding Father’s Day to encourage good family and Dad time. Many families plan activities around the cruise.

Spectators are welcome to come out to Yoder’s Kitchen to see the tractors and enjoy Yoder’s Breakfast Buffet or watch along the route. The route for the cruise is:

1. Begin – Yoder’s Kitchen, 1195 E. Columbia, Arthur, IL – DEPARTURE 8:00 a.m.

2. Sunrise to 100E

3. Right on 100E to 300N

4. Left on 300N to 200E

5. Right on 200E to 000N

6. Left on 000N to 450E

7. Left on 450E to 425E to 350N (IL 133)

8. Right on IL 133 (350N – 300N) to 630E

9. Left on 630E to 300N to 800E

10. Left on 800E to 600N

11. Right on 600N to 884 E CR 600N, Arcola, IL – Huber Farm – ARRIVAL – 9:45 a.m. CDT. DEPARTURE – 10:45 a.m. CDT – (20 miles)

12. Depart Huber Farm – Right on 600N to 1275E

13. Left on 1275E to 675N

14. Right on 675N to 660N to 1375E

15. Right on 1375E to 650N

16. Left on 650N to 640N to 1475E

17. Right on 1475R to 300N

18. Right on 300N to 900E (North Elm Street, Arcola)

19. Left on North Elm Street to East Main Street, Arcola

20. Right on East Main Street to West Main Street to IL 133, Arcola

21. Right on IL 133 to 700E

22. Right on 700E to 400N

23. Left on 400N to 650 E CR 400N, Arcola, IL – Tri County Auction Barn / Vernon Yoder Farm – ARRIVAL – 12:15 p.m. CDT. DEPARTURE – 2:00 p.m. CDT (20 miles)

24. Depart Yoder Farm – Right on 400N to 370N to 400E

25. Right on 400N to 400E

26. Left on 400E to 275E to IL 133

27. Right on 400N (Il 133) to 100E

28. Left on 100E to Sunrise, Arthur, IL

29. Right on Sunrise to Moses, Arthur, IL. (CRUISE ENDS – Arrival – 2:20 p.m. CDT.


Funds raised by the cruise directly benefit students in the FFA / Ag Ed program at ALAH High School through scholarships.

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