Shine up the tractors and get ready for a big machine convoy as the third annual Carter County Tractor Drive rolls across the county.

The Sept. 19 drive will leave the residence of Dewey and Connie Harris at Rt. 9 along the AA Highway (beside Chicken Coop) at 9 a.m.

The group of chuggers also will get to enjoy a meal provided by the Iron Hill Church of Christ Ladies Circle.

The ladies will also be selling cookbooks during lunch, which is set to take place at the Carter Caves pool shelter.

Connie Harris encourages everyone to take along a wagon full of friends and family member to enjoy a day of old-fashioned, down home fun.

For more information and weather related questions call Connie or Dewey Harris at 474.991 or email at

The drive route:

• Begin promptly at 9 a.m. at the Harris residence (Signs will be posted)

• Turn left on AA Highway, proceed to caution light

• Turn left on Rt. 2, travel seven miles to top of Bethel Hill

• Stop for a break

• Continue on Rt. 2, turn left on Rt. 1025 (Roller Coaster Hill)

• Travel two miles and turn left on Oakland Ridge Road

• Travel two miles, turn right on Cave Road and travel two miles

• Turn right at Carter Caves Campground, proceed to pool shelter for lunch

• Total distance 19 miles

• Follow signs to entrance of Carter Caves State Park

• Turn right on Rt. 182, travel fives miles to Rt. 60

• Turn left on Rt. 60, travel six miles to Gregoryville Church.

• Stop for a break

• Proceed back on Rt. 60, travel one mile, turn left on Rt. 1947

• Travel two miles, turn left on Everman’s Creek Road.

• Travel seven miles to Iron Hill Church of Christ

• Turn left on AA Highway, travel three miles to the Harris residence

• Total distance 23 miles

The tractor drive route is subject to change due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control.

Everyone is asked to call Connie no later than Friday to confirm the route.

The event is sponsored by Carter County Farm Bureau, Carmichael Equipment, Kee’s Farm Service, Farmers True Value Hardware, Kitchen’s Towing, McGlone Farm, Farmers Machinery, J.F. Lewis and Co. Furniture, Kiser’s Tax Service, Chicken Coop Art and Craft Mall, Garden Gate Greenhouse and Gifts, Printworks Unlimited, Inc., Buffalo Market, Layne Christensen Company and Steve Womack Stor-All Mini Storage.

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