It all comes down to bragging rights: Whose truck, tractor, or livestock can haul the most tonnage. Five separate competitions will take place to determine the winners.
And while the categories are very different, each contest traces its roots to the 1860s when farming machines were pulled by horse, and farmers would boast about the strength of their horses. The farmers would make lofty claims, then challenge one another to contests to see who had the strongest horse. The tradition is alive and well at the Berlin Fair.