2020 Vintage Tractor Pull

Come and experience vintage power! Restored vintage tractors, built in 1960 or earlier, will square off in six different weight classes in this popular invitational event in the Nutrien Western Event Centre. The winners will be determined by the highest aggregate score over two pulls.

Included during the Vintage Tractor Pulls this year is Tractor Up, where competitors will display their driving skills in a head to head match.

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to get up close to these beautifully restored Vintage Tractors at the Show and Shine! Vote for your favourite tractor via Twitter or paper ballot at the Show and Shine taking place in the Northern Lights Arena.

Don't miss this event - it is an opportunity for young and old to relive our western heritage in a fun, entertaining, and competitive package.



Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 3–12, 2020
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre and Northern Lights Arena

Our 2020 schedule is still being confirmed! Please check back soon for updates!


Vintage Tractor Pull Divisions

  • Featherweight: 1,000 to 3,999 lbs
  • Class 1: 4,000 to 4,999 lbs
  • Class 2: 5,000 to 5,999 lbs
  • Class 3: 6,000 to 6,999 lbs
  • Class 4: 7,000 to 8,499 lbs
  • Class 5: 8,500 to 9,999 lbs

Entry Fees

Entry Fees & Deadlines

The Vintage Tractor Pull competition is an invitational event. Our emphasis is to showcase immaculately restored vintage tractors 1960 and older. You will not want to miss this event as these shining machines display the hard work and pride that has gone into their restoration.


Awards & Prizes

Ribbons will be presented up to third place in each class.  




Special attention is called to the following:


Vintage Tractor Pull Rules & Regulations

  1. Tractors shall be farm stock model units, 1960 or older.  Fuel of day shall be permitted where operator's manual specifies (i.e. distillate, kerosene, water, gas).  No power booster fuels or pressurized containers allowed (i.e. propane, alcohol, aviation fuel). Motor RPM to be factory +100 RPM.  No override on governor allowed (i.e. string, wire, rope, etc.).
  2. Hoods are to remain on tractors. 
  3. Tractors must be painted, rust and dirt free. 
  4. ONLY single tires are permitted.  No steel wheels may compete.
  5. Additional weights must not at any time interfere with operator or controls or said tractor will be disqualified for that pull only.
  6. Hitch height:  MAXIMUM HEIGHT FROM THE GROUND TO THE TOP OF THE DRAW BAR SHALL BE 18 INCHES. Hitch height must be such that the tractor shall maintain stability at all times. This is interpreted to mean that the point of "draft" shall not exceed 18 inches.
  7. There will be zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs.
  8. Drivers are expected to wear appropriate attire, defined as long sleeved collared shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes.
  9. For safety reasons, there will be no passengers allowed on the tractors during the cavalcade to Stampede Park from the staging area.
  10. The winner of the class shall be determined by the total of two pulls.  Ribbons will be presented up to third place in each class. Each contestant that participates in the Stampede Vintage Tractor Pull will receive an appreciation gift and a special invitation for two to a private Stampede dinner.
  11. The contestant will be stopped if:
    • The two front wheels simultaneously leave the track six inches or more.
    • One front wheel leaves the track 12 inches or more.
    • Due to an extended period of lift off track by front wheel(s), one wheel stops rotating.
    • Driver bounces, or is not on seat at all times.
  12. When the tractors are backing up to hook onto the sled, the driver must raise both hands.  When the tractor is finished pulling, they will be flagged to stop. A FIVE FOOT PENALTY WILL BE IMPOSED IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT STOP WHEN THE FLAG IS DROPPED.
  13. Only the drivers and contest officials will be permitted in the track area during the actual competition. 
  14. The committee and the judges shall determine the sled setting deemed necessary for the day.
    • De-clutching for shifting once contestant's pull has proceeded past the fair start mark is not permitted.
    • 1953-1955 models may use shift-on-the-go assists if tractor is so equipped (i.e. torque amplifier, hydra-shift).  De-clutching of master clutch is not allowed.
  16. Three tries will be allowed to start the sled, providing the two first pulls do not exceed the fair start marker.  The fair start mark shall be located exactly fifty feet from the start line.
  17. If in the event the first tractor to pull in a Class has a Full Pull, then that tractor will re-pull and the sled re-calibrated.
  18. An exhibitor lodging a protest must submit it in writing to the Agriculture Administration Department before 10:00 a.m. the day following the cause of protest, and a receipt must be obtained. A protest must state plainly the cause of complaint or appeal and must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 which shall be forfeited to the Stampede, if the said protest is unsuccessful.


Vintage Tractor Pull Divisions

  • Featherweight: 1,000 to 3,999 lbs
  • Class 1: 4,000 to 4,999 lbs
  • Class 2: 5,000 to 5,999 lbs
  • Class 3: 6,000 to 6,999 lbs
  • Class 4: 7,000 to 8,499 lbs
  • Class 5: 8,500 to 9,999 lbs



An official photo accreditation badge will be needed by all those granted complimentary Park access for the 2020 Calgary Stampede.  In addition to granting access to Stampede Park, the photo accreditation will indicate which restricted areas each person can enter based on individual requirements. The Agriculture Accreditation badge gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show. These badges are a privilege of the exhibitors, and will be limited.

Exhibitors are responsible for lost or forgotten badges.

The Agriculture Accreditation Badge will be recognized as entry to Stampede Park at all walk through gates for the entire Calgary Stampede, July 3-12, 2020.


Proudly presented by the Calgary Stampede Western Agriculture Heritage Committee and Farm Equipment Sub-committee.