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The Walker Family Reunion

Friday, September 23rd 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walker Factory Day is an opportunity for owners and enthusiasts of the Walker Mower to gather at the Walker Manufacturing Factory for a day of activities, fellowship, and fun. Guests will enjoy a free event offering opportunities to see the current Walker Mower models, tour the factory and grounds, interact with those who create and build the Walker Mower, and more. See a full list of activities below.

 

Schedule

Factory Day Opens: 9:00 am

 

Walker Championship Obstacle Course

9:00 am - 1:30 pm: Qualifying
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Semi-Finals
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm: Finals
2:45 pm: Awards Ceremony

Walker Mower Experience

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Test drive a variety of Walker Mowers

Technical Skills Challenge

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Try your hand at a number of challenges

Factory Tours

9:00 am - 11:15 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tours begin in the west main entrance

Walker Ware Store

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Factory Day Closes: 3:00 pm

 

Human Bean Coffee Truck

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free hot and cold drinks

Lunch

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free picnic-style lunch buffet

Walrus Ice Cream

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free hand dipped ice cream

Kettle Corn Popcorn

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free Kettle Corn, Carmel Corn, or Cheese Corn

Details

HOURS

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
  • The Walker Team is excited to see you and is working very hard to prepare for your visit. In order to have the best experience, please arrive no earlier than 9:00 am. As a reminder, all activities will close down at 3:00 pm.

WEATHER

  • Factory Day is primarily an outdoor event.
  • While the weather is forecast to be pleasant, please bring sunscreen and a hat. The Colorado sun is no joke!
  • Water, shade, and resting places will be available for all guests throughout the day.

AMMENITIES

  • Free lunch will be provided for all who have submitted an RSVP registration.
  • Lunch hours are from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Free coffee, drinks, kettle corn, and ice cream will be available throughout the day.

PARKING

  • When you arrive, please use the main Walker Entrance off Harmony Road, East of I-25.
  • Need driving directions? CLICK HERE
  • Parking attendants will direct you.
  • If you have a handicap placard or have questions, please let a parking attendant know.
  • For those who need a little extra help walking from the parking area, Courtesy carts will be available to help shuttle to the Welcome Tent.

END OF DAY EXIT

  • Traffic will not be monitored at the end of the day.
  • Please exit slowly and carefully.
  • We recommend exiting from the East entrance/exit of the factory onto Three Bells Parkway where a traffic light aids traveling West or East onto Harmony Road.
  • To exit slowly follow the paved Walker parking lot along the South side of the factory to the East exit.

Activities

Dodge City Park Interactive

Guests will have an opportunity to operate Walker equipment in and around Dodge City Park.

Obstacle Course

A single-day “World Championship” will be held during the event. Open qualifying will take place in the morning with the finals taking place in the afternoon. Prizes will be awarded.

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Technical Skills Challenge

Do you maintain Walker Mowers or are you just handy with a wrench? Try your hand at these challenges highlighting the exceptional maintainability and durability of the Walker Mower.

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Factory Tour

Learn how the mowers are made from start to finish with this self-guided factory tour.

Walker Ware

Find Walker-branded gear and apparel at our factory store. Great for gifts for the Walker fan in your life.

Free RSVP Lunch

A catered meal at noon will be provided. 

Supplier Interaction

Spend time getting to know companies that supply Walker with various components and services.

And More...

Other games and activities will be available at the event. We hope to see you there!

Walker Championship Obstacle Course

Rules for Contestants

  • Must have signed Participant Liability Waiver
  • Must be wearing a Walker Rider wristband

Rules for the Course

  • Qualifying runs limited to 3 per participant
  • The clock starts when the tractor crosses the start line
  • The clock stops when the tractor crosses the finish line
  • Operator must follow the indicated course path
  • Operator must collect the flags in the correct sequence
  • Time out is called only in case of a safety emergency
  • Out of control operators will not be allowed to finish the course
  • Operator times will be posted on the displays
  • All decisions made by course judges are final

Schedule

  • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm: Qualifying
  • 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Semi-Finals
  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm: Finals
  • 2:45 pm: Awards Ceremony

Penalties

  • Moving any block or structure - 2 Seconds
  • Knocking over a tennis ball - 2 Seconds
  • Failure to return a flag - 5 Seconds
  • Missing a course objective - 5 Seconds
  • Hitting a head banger - 5 Seconds
  • Failure to follow indicated course path - Disqualified

Walker Championship Obstacle Course
Time Standings

Obstacle Course Results

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