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 the selected charities. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take a moment to meet the charities present during the show and learn about their mission and outreach. We ask that you please consider making a donation to help support these community programs. Participating charities will be present during the show on both days.

FREE ADMISSION to the Tractor Show.  All of our shows feature antique tractors, trucks and construction equipment that showcase the pieces of equipment that provided for our rich agricultural history and the modern industrialization that we enjoy today. The show, for all ages, will feature numerous activities for families; some of the activities are free but several activities such as a petting zoo, food vendors, and our Farmtractions Them Park are not included in the free show.



Everyone is welcome! Please bring your trucks, tractors and antique construction equipment to the farm. There is no registration fee for exhibiting in the show. We do however encourage you to help support one or both of the charities represented at Tractors for Charity this year. You may submit your donations directly to the charities found below. Charities will also be on-site during the show, so please be sure to stop by, introduce yourself, and learn more about their service to the community.

For more information or if you would like assistance please contact 815-979-9212 or email thefarm@stadesfarmandmarket.com



Seeking Donated Items for the Tractors for Charity Farm Raffle

Each year Tractors for Charity holds a raffle with all profits presented to the selected charities. 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.



Please consider making a donation to one or all of these active community charities. We appreciate your generous support. Be sure to stop by and visit them during the Tractors for Charity show.


FISH-of-McHenry-Food-Pantry  FISH Of McHenry Food Pantry:

FISH of McHenry Food Pantry was chartered and organized in 1973. It is an all-volunteer service organization that strives to meet the supplemental emergency needs of the disadvantaged in our community. Often it “fills the gap” while people are waiting for public aid, food stamps, disability or unemployment compensation to begin. It operates solely on donations of money and goods. FISH is an International Interdenominational Service Organization founded during World War II by clergy during the war in England.

FISH stands for: Friends In Service Here

If you would like to make a secure donation please visit supplemental emergency needs at FISH.


 Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history. For more information visit their website here.

If you would like to support Feed My Starving Children, please click  Support and feed starving children to make a secure, online donation.