Opening Day 2017 is Friday, May, 26th!
We are still busy planning and preparing for this year! We have been cleaning and repairing, studying and learning new things, attending conferences, ordering seed, trimming our apple trees, organizing our thoughts and creatively planning additions to the farm property!
We have some exciting events coming up this year! Mark your calendars and join for the Acres of Hope 5k/10K Run, (July 29) Annual Tractors Charity Show, (Sept. 9 – 10) Classic Car Show, (Sept. 16 – 17) Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Sale (Sept. 23 – 24). Stade’s eight week long Shades of Autumn Fall Festival begins on September 9, 2017, and ends on October 29, 2017.
As part of our community outreach, Stade’s Farm is host to a unique outdoor worship experience, offering non-denominational contemporary Christian services called “Fields of Grace.” Worship services are held in the beautiful outdoors, surrounded by miles of fields and plenty of sunshine. Each Sunday the stage transforms into a vibrant combination of high energy, contemporary music and relevant messages from a variety of speakers, churches and area pastors. Services are designed for all ages, including children. We love to have you to come as a family and worship together. We strive to provide a rich environment in which to learn and grow.
Our 2017 Services will be held every Sunday morning, May 28th through October 29th, (rain or shine), from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.** In the event of inclement weather, we have a covered pavilion where we gather for services.
Communion is made available the second Sunday of each month and is held directly after the worship services.
Exhibiting Machines of the Past
Tractors for Charity was organized through local business people, family, friends, and collectors from all over Illinois and Wisconsin, to promote the Antique Tractor, Truck and Construction Equipment hobby, while at the same time, giving back to the local community by providing a show that raises funds for local charities. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take a moment to meet the local charities present during the show and consider making a donation to help support these community programs. Participating charities will be present during the show on both days. Please be sure to stop by and meet them personally to learn more about their mission and outreach.
Each year Tractors for Charity holds a raffle with all proceeds allocated to the three charities featured below. If you are a business owner (or individual) who would like to donate new items to be raffled, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your participation further. Some raffle items donated in the past include; a 10-speed bicycle, restaurant and retail store gift certificates, baseball caps, T-shirts, movie tickets, massage, chiropractor visit, grocery store gift certificates, auto repair certificate, garden center certificates and plants, Bait & tackle equipment, cash donations, etc.
Your donation is tax deductible and documentation will be issued to you directly from the respective charity to benefit from the raffle proceeds. Note: Stade’s Farm does not accept any donations, proceeds or benefit for the farm.
Eight Weekends of Family Fun on the Farm! Tractors for Charity, Classic Cars and Trucks, Arts and Crafts and our Farmtractions Theme Park (with over 30 different attractions) are just a few of the things you can do on the farm. Pumpkin picking will begin in late September. We look forward to seeing you, your family and your friends in the fall of 2017!