On Saturday at 5:00 p.m. the Rough and Tumble Membership meeting will be held at the Fairmont Home in Ephrata followed by our Annual Banquet at 6:00 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $16.50 per person. Tickets will be available starting in July. No tickets will be sold after October 14th.
Please plan to bring your ticket along in order to be served. We are planning to give door prizes and have entertainment. If you would like to donate a gift please bring it with you the night of the banquet. If you plan to attend the Time of Harvest, we will accept donated gifts at that time at the Gift Shop.
The annual Mid-Winter Get-Together will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 10 am. until 3 pm. in the Model Building. As usual there is no formal program, just a chance to get out of the house and get together with fellow Rough & Tumblers to "chew the fat". Everyone is encouraged to bring models and other projects, complete or not, crafts, any photos from trips or past shows (R & T and elsewhere), videos or other interesting stuff.
The Blacksmiths plan to have their forge and pot bellied stove fired up also. Lunch is bring-your-own with coffee, donuts, soda, chips and cookies provided. The Blacksmiths will be hosting a "pot-luck" lunch so bring a food dish and join them at the Blacksmith Shop. You won't go away hungry. Video equipment will be available, and we will have the heater in the Model Building and the stove in the Blacksmith shop fired up for your comfort. So, shake off those winter blues, and come on out! The snow date will be the following Saturday.
The years first event, the Antique and Classic Tractor Pulls will be held April 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!
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 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.
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.
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 and Rough and Tumble Tractor Pull. Weigh in for tractor pulls starts Sat. 8-10 am. and pulls start at 10 am. Also visit Stationary Engines & a Flea Market.!
R & T Members Free, Children under 12 years Free, $5.00 per person adults.
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.
Come see the "Most Complete Steam and Gas Show in the East"! Exhibits include 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