Rough & Tumble Engineers
Kinzers, Pennsylvania

Events

74th Annual R&T Threshermen's Reunion August 17-20
8/17/2022 - 8/20/2022

Come see the "Most Complete Steam and Gas Show in the East"! Steam Traction Engines, Antique Tractors, Threshing Machines, Hit & Miss Gas Engines and Large Gas Engines. Ride Two Steam Trains, Watch the Saw Mill and Shingle Mill in Operation. Visit the Model Shop and Antique Car Museum as well as a Large Stationary Steam Engine Museum. See the featured Case Display, Stationary Balers, Antique Wagons and the new Line Shaft Machine Shop.

Watch the Blacksmiths pounding Iron, Walk thru the Huge Flea Market. See the large John Deere and IHC Displays, Craft Displays. Watch our Antique Earth Moving Equipment in Action. See the Daily Parade of Power and the Pageant of Threshing. Enjoy the Good Home Made Food with Plenty of Shade around the grounds. Evening activities include Tractor Pulls, Steam Games, Antique Tractor Pulls and the Children's Pedal Pull.

R & T Members Free, Children under 6 years Free, $5.00 per person age 6 to 12, $10.00 per person over 12 years old

Membership Meeting and Picnic September 24th
9/24/2022

The Annual Membership Meeting and banquet will take place at R&T. Date: Saturday - September 24, 2022 Time: Gate opens at 11:00am. 12:15-12:30 Presidents 'Welcome Everyone' followed by a Blessing for the Day and Singing of the National Anthem. Food to be served at approximately 2:00-2:30. Annual meeting 1:00 in Kitchen area. Ticket Price: $17.00 per person, tickets are limited to 300 so get your tickets now. Tickets are now on Sale through Pay Pal on the Rough and Tumble Website by visiting the Gift Shop.

Time of Harvest Show October 7-8
10/7/2022 - 10/8/2022

Come join in on our final show of the year celebrating "A Time of Harvest". Special events will be held for children on Saturday including the Pedal Tractor Pull, Harvest Rides, and other events for children including Pumpkin Face Painting and a Barrel Train Ride. Rough and Tumble equipment will be in operation from steam trains, gas engines, and the model shops to steam traction engines, and more. Antique and Classic Tractor pulls weigh in Fri 4-6 pm. and pulling starting at 6 pm.

R & T Members Free, Children under 6 years Free, $2.00 per person age 6 to 12, $5.00 per person over 12 years old.

Blacksmith School Oct 29th & Oct 30th. Both Classes are full
10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022

Blacksmith School takes place in 2022 with students working on hot iron completing class projects. Students may sign up for either day of School. Saturday's class project is Basic Fundamentals needed for any project and Monday's project is Application of Basics in more advanced project. Class size is limited to 10 students per class so get your application in early if you would like to try your hand at Blacksmithing. Sign up information is via mail or email.

The cost is $50 per student for each day.

Antique and Classic Tractor Pull April 22, 2023
4/22/2023

The years first event will be held April 23rd at Rough and Tumble. Come out to the pulling track and watch antique and classic gas tractors complete pulling down the track. Gates Open 8:00 AM. Tractor weigh-in starts at 8-10 am. Tractor Pull starts at 10 am. There will be food truck at the track. FREE ADMISSION!

Spring Steam-Up May 12-13
5/12/2023 - 5/13/2023

Come and Join in the Fun of the Opening of our Show Season. The highlights, Always a Crowd Pleaser, is Plowing with both Steam and Gas Tractors (plowing to be held only if weather is favorable to plow). On Display and in Operation will be Steam and Gas Engines, Steam and Gas Tractors, Antique Cars, Model Shop, Sawmill, Two Steam Trains, Blacksmith Shop plus more!

Spring Steam-Up is a special event. It's time to get the steam engines out of hibernation and fire them up. Better yet, it is plowing season, and again weather permitting, both steam and gas powered tractors may be seen plowing in the fields adjacent to the R & T grounds. Along with the gas and steam powered tractor pulls, there were many opportunities to see these engines working under a load! There will be a tractor pull Friday evening with weigh in at 4-6 pm. and pulling starting at 6 pm.

R & T Members Free, Children under 6 years Free, $2.00 per person age 6 to 12, $5.00 per person over 12 year

Steam School May 20-21
5/20/2023 - 5/21/2023

Steam School will be held the weekend after Spring Steam-Up. Students register for school at the Time of Harvest Show. The school is limited to the first 23 applicants, age 14 and over and school fills quickly. Tuition is $80.

Emphasis is placed on safety, maintenance, operation, and the hands-on experience. Class time is limited to half of the first day, with remaining time dedicated to practical, hands-on operation, including cleaning, inspection, maintenance, and operation of numerous steam traction engines. Operating and conditions permitting, students also may operate 2 railroad engines (The Shay and Little Toot) and more.

IHC Days and R&T Tractor Pull and Show
6/23/2023 - 6/24/2023

The International Harvester show is sponsored by the IHCC of SE PA Chapter #8H. Tractors & Equipment displays include IH Trucks & Scout Cadet Tractors & Equipment. Watch Dynamometer Testing, the Red Power Parade, and Tractor Games. Also visit Stationary Engines & a Flea Market.!

R & T Members Free, Children under 12 years Free, $5.00 per person adults.

Gas Engine School June 24-25
6/24/2023 - 6/25/2023

Rough and Tumble has started the first Gas Engine School offered anywhere in the US for the operation, safety, and care of gas engines. Students will operate and learn about engines from our unique oldest gas engine in the US, the Otto and Langen built in 1867 to our large 485 hp Cooper engine.

Students with also run the O&L, Cooper, Twin Miller, 3 ball Klein, 15 HP Reid and some small engines as well. There is so much to learn between anything from ignition to timing of these industrial beautiful engines of the age.

The Volunteers that take care of these engines are several of the most knowledgeable people in the use of these engines. The School will be held Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday is the practical class and engine running basics. Sunday students will run engines. Please email Kathleen Hazzard at [email protected] if you are interested in attending school.

John Deere Days July 21-22
7/21/2023 - 7/22/2023

This annual show is sponsored by the Waterloo Boys Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania. See a Wide Range of John Deere Tractors with Deere History and Tractor Pulling Events. Watch the John Deere Parade of Power both days with many different and unique models. On Friday there will be the Garden Tractor Parade and Pull. On Saturday there will be a Kiddy Pedal Pull as well as Large Tractor Pulling. Don't forget the Raffle Tractor Drawing!

R & T Members Free, Children under 12 years Free, $3.00 per person age 12 to 18, $5.00 per person adults over 18 years old.