How many antique tractors does it take to plow a 15 acre field in 2 hours?
Find out at the 29th Annual Spring Plow Days
The next question you might ask is, “Can I see this being done?”
The answer is a resounding yes. Our 29th Annual Spring Plow Show will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center, 22 Luckenbill Road in Kutztown, Pennsylvania on April 27 and 28.
A few facts about our Spring Plow Days
In the past members got together to open the fields with their antique tractors. Over time, what was once a day for the members to get together has now developed into a two-day event complete with all sorts of activities for everyone’s enjoyment.
For the kids, the pedal tractor pulls are a number one favorite. This year the pedal tractor pulls are being sponsored by Carl & Allie’s Vintage Wheels and will see to it that every child goes home with a prize. Other activities for the kids will include barrel rides, a scavenger hunt, and kid’s games. For the big kids who love the big tractors, Saturday will be our Antique Tractor Pulls and Sunday will feature garden tractor pulls. If you are interested in participating in the pulls it is necessary for you to be a member of the club. Please see the details.
Want to just sit and enjoy the day?
There’s plenty to experience from our daily parade of tractors, a variety of vendors and crafters with all sorts of items to purchase, and music entertainment on Sunday with “Days of Old” from 1:30 to 3:30. The main attraction on Saturday will be our antique tractor pulls. We will be providing wagon rides to experience the opening of the fields.
Brand new to this year’s event will be axe throwing by Axe Man with the Eastern Pa. Axetravaganza. You won't want to miss it. While enjoying all the activities, stop by our food stands for some great homemade food, soups, french fries, and burgers as well as yummy ice cream and desserts.
It’s an event that is a one of a kind experiences and one you won’t want to miss.
So what is the answer to the question as to how many antique tractors does it take to plow a 15-acre field in 2 hours? When asked that question, George Ohlinger, one of our members shared, “Well, first of all, the tractors can only use 2 and 3 bottom plows and these plows can be on rubber or on steel tires.” George continued, “What we do is a tractor will begin the first two rows and then another tractor will follow and open the next two rows right behind them and others will follow. With 16 tractors we can open a 15-acre field, the old fashioned way in two hours.” “Last year was a very challenging year for us and the garden tractors were used to open the fields.” When asked, “Can anyone come out and help with the plowing?” George answered, “Nope, you need to be a member of Old Time Plow Boys and you can only have one person on the plow. All tractors must have fire extinguishers on them, too. The tractors must be older than 1959 to qualify as an antique tractor.” “Sure, we will allow tractors to plow for the demonstration that are newer than the age limit for the antique tractors but you still need to be a member to be on the field and you must use 3 bottom plow or less.”
What are you and your family doing on April 27th and 28th?
- Easter on April 21, 2019
- Tent Set Up on April 25, 2019
- Board Meeting on April 25, 2019
- Food and Grounds Prep on April 26, 2019
- Spring Plowing Show on April 27, 2019
- Spring Plowing Show on April 28, 2019
- Work Day on May 4, 2019
- Work Day on May 5, 2019
- General Membership Meeting on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM
- Kempton Fair on June 15, 2019