Lincoln County Historical Museum hosts 2019 Heritage Festival

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Lincoln County Historical Museum hosted the Heritage Festival on Saturday.

Eight-year-old Tanner sits on a tractor at the 2019 Heritage Festival (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)

Festival-goers could walk around the grounds of the historical village, check out the tractors in display, and enjoy some food and entertainment. There was also a parade of tractors that people could participate in, as well as a petting zoo and a blacksmith demonstration. The festival has been going on for more than three decades.

Eight-year-old Tanner from North Platte enjoyed participating in the tractor parade.

"I'd like to thank Dave Dibben for giving me the tractor so I can drive it in the parade. It's fun, I just really love it," Tanner said.

Eight-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Greyson, from Hershey, were at the festival after helping out at last year's festival.

"We came out and helped with the tractors last year, and then we came out again. It was super fun, I like it here," Chloe said.

Merle Halter has lived in North Platte for nearly 45 years. He says the festival is great for kids to experience things their grandparents grew up with.

"They get to see things that I grew up with and they're still near and dear to my heart, and will probably be theirs too, because it was something that their grandpa will introduce them to," Halter said.

The festival will be continued Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.