Truck and Tractor Pull expected to draw tens of thousands to Tomah

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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- A large-scale event that’s on its second day is bringing tens of thousands of people to Tomah.

Sixty to 70,000 people are expected to pack the Tomah Recreation Park for the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull.

“For the trucks to hear the engines roar and the diesel smell,” said Justin Gorst of Grant.

“The track, the atmosphere. It’s just one of the better pulls to attend each year,” said Mark Mangan of Zumbrota, MN.

“My husband and I come every year cause it’s around our anniversary, and this year we brought our son for the first time, said Jessica Vick of West Salem.

Monroe County Ag Society board member Travis Klinkner said a study done by UW-La Crosse shows the event brings in about $15 million to the Tomah area.

He said a lot of local clubs and organizations serve as vendors for the pull.

“A lot of the money that they generate here is what they use to give back to the community, and the different projects that they do throughout the year. So we take a lot of pride in being able to provide them that opportunity,” said Klinkner.

The event is in its 39th year, and is put on by the Monroe County Ag Society.

Tourism marketing coordinator Kelly Murray with the Tomah Convention and Visitors Bureau said the truck and tractor pull draws people from all over.

“It’s incredible. We’re really lucky that it’s held in Tomah that it’s been here all of these years,” said Murray.

“Probably the thing I look forward to most is probably our first big pull, and seeing all of our friends from the different states,” said Lori Bauer of Paton, IA.

“Just see old friends I haven’t seen for a while, and just enjoy the whole atmosphere,” said Linda McCauley of Tomah.

The Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull runs through Sunday.

Tickets are $22 per session.

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