Started in 1991, the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally has grown to be one of the premier vintage farming rallies of its type in the country.
As part of the Shire of Korumburra Centenary celebrations, it was originally intended as a one-time display of farming as it was in 1891.
The popularity at the first event inspired repeat event in 1993. From there the event has moved twice from two farms at Korumburra South (the Hopkins and Brooks properties) to its current location in Nyora at Morrison Park, in front of Metro Quarry / TGS.
The rally is family friendly, and features a wide variety of displays so there is something for everyone.
Vintage and Veteran Tractors
A regular addition to the tractor compound is the vintage/veteran earth moving machinery display with bulldozers, graders, rollers and other related items working and forming the earth.
In the tractor compound you will see tractors working many different implements as well as the popular Vintage Tractor Pull.
In the horse compound you will see horses and their drivers working the way it was done before the introduction of the tractor. Ploughing, sweeping and stacking hay, running the horse works for the chaff cutter and pulling wagons, carts and sleds.
In the engine compounds you will find a wide variety of stationary engines, from the earliest types made through to the more modern type engines, all driving the types of things that they would have done back in the day like pumps, generators and equipment.
To continue the heritage theme we also get a large turnout of vintage, rare, veteran and classic trucks and cars. Some of the cars & trucks have particular historic value to Australia’s automotive industry.
In addition to these three main areas of interest we also have cow milking, hay baling (with stationary presses), shearing, blacksmithing, heritage timber skills displays, a whip cracker and maker, axemen chopping, and carving wood.
You may be able to purchase goods from these treasured craftsmen.
Most of the proceeds are distributed amongst the many groups who make the rally possible every year. Thank you to all the hard working people from CFA Loch, CFA LangLang, CFA Koonwarra, CFA Kongwak, Korumburra Rotary Club, and Cert First Response.
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