Poowong’s Nancy and Bill McNally having a break after a morning of browsing the stalls, and checking out the vintage cars and trucks, at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally. mm311218

Leongatha Lions Club members selling hot chips and cold drinks at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally, from left, Robin Bland, Peter Morris, Robert Bruce and Garry Van Sinderen. mm231218

Tayla Ireland with Sue Kennett of Foster watching the tractor pull at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally on Saturday. mm241218

William Hoyle, 13, from Port Campbell, has been going to the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally for eight years. He’s one of the best young wood choppers in Victoria. mm271218

Tractor pull contestants patiently waited their turn on Saturday. mm291218

It was “perfect weather for it” says David Krohn of Moe, with Len Staff of Leongatha at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally. mm321218

Brothers Ashley and Travis Gorton brought in these tractors on Saturday to the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally. mm301218

Helping out at the weekend is, from left, Corinella’s Isabella, Ashton and Ava Hakim. mm431218

At the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally, blacksmith Oscar Huchberg was working away. He says you get used to the heat from the coals. mm221218

Here we go! Tractor pull contestants pushed their luck – and their tractor’s engines – at the weekend in the annual event. mm281218

How do you crack a whip? Attendees found out at Morrison Park at the weekend, getting professional advice from experienced whip crackers. mm251218

WOW! What a weekend it was in Nyora for the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally, bringing hundreds of people to the area for an iconic event.
The rally theme was pre-World War II 1920 – 1940 and passionate tractor lovers came out with dozens of incredible vehicles.
While tractors were pushing their luck in the tractor pull, visitors were gawking at the vintage trucks, engines and cars; and some were learning how to crack a whip.
It was a foreign land for city-dwellers but an educational one for all. Kids were mesmerised by blacksmiths, while one of their own – a 13-year-old boy – was wood chopping to his heart’s delight.
The boy, William Hoyle, has been coming to the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally for the past eight years.
He regularly makes his way up to Sydney or down to Tasmania for a weekend to participate in wood chopping competitions.
The working horses were a fantastic display for visitors as they entered the gates, followed by a section of vintage engines – with many conversations around the age, type and function of each one throughout the weekend.
There was plenty of seating around the tractor pull, as competitors tried their hardest to drag the most weight before the tractor came to a halt and the wheels started spinning.
There was plenty of food and drinks for both days. Volunteers, organisers and attendees who all came out to support a fantastic community event deserve full credit.