The long-awaited Greenwich Tractor and Truck Pull is slated for Saturday morning, but the event will be dependent on Mother Nature.
"It really depends on the weather," said Greenwich Fire Chief Dave Seidel.
The fire department decided to hold another fundraiser because the Firemens Festival in July only brought in about half of what it normally does, Seidel has said.
Generally, the festival nets the department about $12,000, but due to the weather this year, the proceeds only totalled about $6,000, Seidel also said.
Saturday of the festival, a rain storm kept folks away, putting a large dent in the fundraiser's proceeds.
Additionally, the festival didn't host its annual Crash-Up Car Derby on the last day of the festival this year because of an administrative problem with the folks who were going to organize it, Seidel said.
In the derby's place, the festival hosted a mini-modified tractor pull.
The medium-sized tractors were modified with automotive engines, but didn't bring in the kind of patron traffic that the derby has in the past, adding to the decreased proceeds, he said.
"Once you saw saw a few, you've seen them all," Seidel said of the "mini-mod pull."
As far as Saturday's event, it begins at 10 a.m. with the tractor pull as long as the weather holds out.
"No one is going to want to stand out in the cold and the rain, if it rains," Seidel said.
If the event must be canceled due to the weather, a rain date is a very good possibility, he also said.
"We've really had a lot of interest in it," he said.
This year will be the first year of the Fall Tractor and Truck Pull, but the department has hopes of making it an annual event.