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2019 Annual John Deere Show at Rough & Tumble Historical Association Grounds

The biggest change to the show for this year will be the implementation of a hook fee for non-Waterloo Boys members during the garden tractor pull. Waterloo Boys members will still have the opportunity to pull for free. Additionally, we will be more vigilant in ensuring that all pullers are Rough and Tumble members and will be making efforts to make sure that the R&T gift shop remains open prior to the start of each pull. Last year, we had planned on having a 5 mph pulling class for 6,500-pound tractors. Due to unfavorable weather, this did not happen; however, we plan to try again in 2019. The silent auction will occur once again on the Saturday of the show. We are always looking for volunteers and this year we are trying out offering volunteer signups online via:

If you need more information about the show or volunteer
opportunities, contact Jesse via email or phone at 717-580-
4094. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Show Schedule 

Friday, July 26th:

9AM: Opening Ceremony

9:45AM: From Plow to Tractor Lecture

10AM: The Art of Plowing

10:30AM: History of the Waterloo Boy Tractor

11AM: The Grand Green Parade

1PM: John Deere Tractor Games

1:30PM: Dynometer Demonstration

2:15PM: Tractor Tune Up Demonstration

3-4:30PM: Antique Tractor Pull Weigh-in

4:30PM: Scale Closes

4:45PM: Operators' Meeting

5:15PM: Antique Tractor Pull (Sponsored by Deer Country)

Saturday, July 27th:

9AM: Opening Ceremony

9:30-10AM: Pedal Tractor Pull Weigh-in

9:45AM: From Plow to Tractor Lecture

10AM: Silent Auction Begins (Ends at 2PM)

10AM: Children's Candy Drop

10AM: Dynomometer Demonstration10:15AM: Children's Pedal Tractor Pull (Sponsored by Honey Brook Outdoor Power)

10:30AM: History of the Waterloo Boy Tractor

11AM: The Grand Green Parade

1-2PM: Weigh-in Begins for Model H & L Pull Series

1:30PM: Backyard Chickens Demonstration

1:30-2:30PM: Garden Tractor Pull Weigh-in

2PM: Tractor Pull Operators Meeting

2PM: Model H & L Series Tractor Pull (Sponsored by ERM Trucking)

2PM: Silent Auction Ends

2:45PM: Garden Tractor Pull Operators Meeting

3PM: Raffle Tractor Drawing for John Deere 520

3:15PM: Garden Tractor Pull (Sponsored by Little's)

ALL DAY: Blacksmith Demonstration

ALL DAY: Quilt Display

ALL DAY: Train Rides on Little Toot

2019 Raffle Winners! Thank you to everyone who participated! 

1st prize; 1950 John Deere Model G Tractor -- Donna Walter; Upperco, MD

2nd prize; $200 -- Robert Gregory; Java, VA


3rd prize; $100 -- Jim Weaver; Lancaster, PA


4th prize; $50 -- Darryl Zimmerman; Lititz, PA


5th prize; $25 -- Brian Hicks; Unionville, PA

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