The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza began today at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, and folks from all over the country are ready to get involved in the action.
Many adjustments were made for this years event, including a dual entry system for patrons.
Each entry is monitored by security, and staff hope the two places will help alleviate traffic at the grounds.
An area for children has also been added to the grounds, including a rock climbing wall, bouncy castles, and even a mechanical bull.
And as far as preparations for rain, the staff has it covered.
Most events and vendors are stationed inside the 4-H barns, and the only event that would be affected by the weather is the legendary truck pull.
Marketing Director Melissa Kellett says this years extravaganza has everything a diesel lover needs,”Fuel lines, to turbos, to engines. Uhm, any kind of decals that they want to put on their truck. Everything’s here for them”.
Over the years Scheid has developed a loyal following, and it even stretches as far as the east coast.
Brent Stouffer drove eleven hours to make it to the extravaganza, and he makes sure to drive from Pennsylvania to Indiana every year.
“Basically going East from here there’s nothing like this size, the amount of trucks, classes, the vendors. It’s a heck of a weekend,” said Stouffer.
But you don’t have to own a truck to come out and have a good time.
“You can roll in on your bicycle if you want to. This event’s for everybody. Any enthusiast that wants to come out and check what we have to offer. They’re more than welcome to come,” said Kellett.