Old Time Plow Boys is a family oriented club, dedicated to the preservation of our agricultural heritage. We do this by holding annual shows where we display antique equipment, practices, and activities. The Plow Boys Club was started in May of 1990, by a group of local farmers who wanted to see if the old tractors and equipment could still be used to work the fields. On May 6, 13 tractors showed up on the farm fields of Arlan (late) and Pauline Seidel in Mertztown. Everyone who attended had so much fun, a club was formed. This club was started by nine farming families: Norman Christman, Clarence Lichtenwalner, of Macungie; Robert Hunsicker, Lee Kern, Chester Mackiewicz Jr., Arlan Seidel, all of Mertztown; Leonard Saeger and Robert Wagner of Allentown; and Irwin Seidel of Breinigisville. Each family donated monies to get started with start up costs (mostly liability insurance) Our first show was held at the Lichtenwalner farm, along the busy traveled road, Route 100 in Macungie, the first weekend in August.
Since the 1990 show, our shows were held at the Lichtenwalner's farm, and the Arlan Seidel farm fields. In May of 1993, we negotiated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Kutztown University to lease a farm, as our "home base". Today this site is known as the PA German Cultural Heritage Center. We hold two shows a year at this site, the last full weekend in April and the second full weekend in August, each year. Each year we feature a different tractor and engine. We are currently farming the fields, using as much vintage farm equipment as possible.
Garden Tractor Pull Rules
Antique Tractor Pull Rules
Becoming a member is easy!
$10.00 Yearly dues includes membership and newsletter mailings.
Simply send your name, phone number, address, email address, and $10.00 to:
The Old Time Plow Boys Club Inc.
P.O. Box 215
Mertztown PA 19539
or complete this online form. Once we receive it we will contact you to receive payment for your dues.
Or you can sign up at any of our shows at the Welcome Tent! You will most likely see Carol Derr there, unless she is on her Silver King, wearing her red hat! Carol is our Membership Secretary. Our Shows are located at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center (located at Kuztown University).
You must be a member to participate in Our Plowing Demonstrations and the Tractor Pulls.
Tom Merkle 610.360.9049
Tom Wellington 215.896.7999
Chairman - Board of Directors :
Phil Wenz 610.704.0124
Carol Derr: 610.737.2076
Club Email -
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Term Ending 2021:
Charlie Bennicoff 610-366-1595
Harold Hilbert 610-944-9475
David Masters 484-334-3518
Term Expiring 2022
(Chairman of the Board) Phil Wenz 610-704-0124
George Ohlinger 610-944-8325
Frances Gross Jr (Smoke) 484-764-6168
Term Ending 2023:
Randy Adams 610-682-2066
Jeff Conrath 610-682-6544
Ralph Dengler 484-547-3271
SPONSORS FOR 2021:
Please support our 2021 Sponsors.
Giant Food Store, Kutztown PA
Kermit Kistler Inc., New Tripoli PA
Historic Airport Diner, Kutztown PA
Eckroth Bros Farm Equipment, Orefield PA