Rough & Tumble Engineers
Kinzers, Pennsylvania


There are many aspects to visiting Rough and Tumble. One very important piece of information is when we're open.

We have an entire section under the Schedule button above about when our events take place, but if you plan to simply stop in and visit while you're in the area, you may be disappointed, and we do not want that.

IMPORTANT: Other than the dates of our many special events, the Rough and Tumble grounds are generally open for visitors the first Saturday of the month from May through our October Time of Harvest event during work day.  From Time of Harvest through the winter and early spring until the Spring Antique Tractor Pull in April, there are no exhibits set up on the grounds. If you stop in during the week or the winter months, you may be lucky and find someone at the entrance who has the time to take you on a quick tour, but don´t count on it. You are welcome to call the office (717-442-4249) and ask if someone can show you around on a particular date, but your success will depend on the availability of a volunteer. We ask that you consider giving a donation to Rough and Tumble.

Therefore, try to visit on a Saturday during the summer (preferably the 1st Saturday of a month) but the best time is always during one of our scheduled events when equipment is running around the grounds.

Please note, Alcoholic Beverages, Firearms, and Two-Wheeled vehicles are NOT allowed on the grounds. Any Video taken at R&T must have Board Approval before being offered for Resale.

Grounds Map

This section provides  a map of the Rough and Tumble grounds. The diagram of the Grounds is shown on your screen.  A PDF version is also available to download under Resources.


This section provides a map that shows where Rough and Tumble is located as well as several sets of directions from common starting points, including Interstate Highways and Airports with a Google Maps button.


This page lists all upcoming Events with a brief description and dates and hours of operation on one page.

Event Schedule

The Event Schedule bring viewers to a central page with all the events to go to with more details.

Where to Stay

This page provide links to area Camp Grounds, Hotels & Motels, and Bed & Breakfasts. We are not promoting any of these facilities. The links will bring you to their Website so you may call and inquire as to the specific facilities and availability.


As required by ADA, we make all accommodations for handicapped transport.  Walker, Wheelchair, Segway, Scooter, Golf Cart, etc.  The Handicapped persons are required to follow all rules on the grounds, for example if using a golf cart/gator type vehicle, they have to drive around the outside path during the peak times of the day as indicated by the signs closing off the main roads at the south end of the grounds.  Golf carts/gators are not permitted to drive through the rows of the Flea Market between 8:00 - 3:00. Golf carts must be registered, info here.  Rough and Tumble does not rent golf carts.

Pet Policy

Socialized pets are permitted on a leash at all times with current rabies vaccination. 

Rules of the Grounds:
• No Camping 
• No Firearms
• No Alcoholic Beverages
• No Politics
• No Bikes Of Any Kind (1, 2, or 3 wheels)
• No Exotic Animals
• Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association Reserves the Right to Refuse Admittance to Anyone at Anytime for Any Reason.  (This includes Members).



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