Old Time Plow Boys Club

Old Time Plow Boys is a family oriented club, dedicated to the preservation of our agricultural heritage. We do this by holding annual shows where we display antique equipment, practices, and activities. The Plow Boys Club was started in May of 1990, by a group of local farmers who wanted to see if the old tractors and equipment could still be used to work the fields. On May 6, 13 tractors showed up on the farm fields of Arlan (late) and Pauline Seidel in Mertztown. Everyone who attended had so much fun, a club was formed. This club was started by nine farming families: Norman Christman, Clarence Lichtenwalner, of Macungie; Robert Hunsicker, Lee Kern, Chester Mackiewicz Jr., Arlan Seidel, all of Mertztown; Leonard Saeger and Robert Wagner of Allentown; and Irwin Seidel of Breinigisville. Each family donated monies to get started with start up costs (mostly liability insurance) Our first show was held at the Lichtenwalner farm, along the busy traveled road, Route 100 in Macungie, the first weekend in August.

Since the 1990 show, our shows were held at the Lichtenwalner’s farm, and the Arlan Seidel farm fields. In May of 1993, we negotiated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Kutztown University to lease a farm, as our “home base”. Today this site is known as the PA German Cultural Heritage Center. We hold two shows a year at this site, the last full weekend in April and the second full weekend in August, each year. Each year we feature a different tractor and engine. We are currently farming the fields, using as much vintage farm equipment as possible.

Contact Information

PO Box 215
Mertztown, PA 19539


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