Middle Creek Tractor Swingers

Antique Tractor Square Dancing - Entertaining & Educational for All Ages!
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The Middle Creek Tractor Swingers welcome you to our website!  Come see antique farm tractors maneuver in ways you've never seen before. Watch classic square dancing by antique tractors and traditional dressed drivers. 

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HERE THEY ARE IN FULL COLOR AND DRESS!

...the world of antique tractor square dancing!
- Formed in 2005 as a unique and separate entertainment and educational team within the Middlecreek Valley Antique Association, the Middle Creek Tractor Swingers perform a variety of traditional square dance routines using eight antique tractors as the dancers.
- All tractors meet AARP age qualifications - being 50 or more years old! Tractor operators are appropriately (debatable) dressed for their roles as men or women partners. The smaller tractors sport flower bouquets and traditional ladies' names to match their roles as women dance partners. The larger tractors have mens' names and drivers with typical? farmer style outfits. Watch for the odd couple "Ollie" & "Alice" and the perfidious "Lady in Pink" who's always looking for new partners.
- The usual performance with 4 to 5 square dance routines takes about 1/2 hour although future shows may be extended as new dance routines are developed and added.
- Performances are designed to be highly entertaining while showcasing the nimble maneuvering characteristics of the now largely extinct tricycle configured farm tractors.
- The team performs at weekend fairs and antique farm equipment meets in the Central Susquehanna River Valley from April through October.
- Practice sessions for members are usually on Sunday afternoons beginning at 2 PM. New members are welcomed and receive training in special driving techniques and dance routines during practice sessions.
- For more information and/or performance reservations contact our organization's President:

George Frymoyer
1553 Troup Valley Road
Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853
570-539-2210

Check here for scheduled performance dates and locations as they are confirmed.  The 2013 season schedule has the following performance dates confirmed (see below).

Pa. Farm Show, Friday, Jan. 11 (2 shows - 10 AM & 12 N); Harrisburg

Middlecreek Valley Antique Ass'n, Sat., May 18 (2 shows) & Sun., May 19 (1 show);  Selinsgrove

Tuscarora Valley Days, Saturday, June 15 (2 shows - 10 AM & 12 N); East Waterford 

Olde Tyme Days, Saturday, July 13 (2 shows - 1 & 3 PM); Fawn Grove

Middlecreek Valley Antique Ass'n, Sat., Aug. 24 (2 shows) & Sun. Aug. 25 (1 show); Selinsgrove

Vintage Iron Collectors, Saturday, Sep. 14 (2 shows - 12 N & 3 PM); Hartleton

Steam-o-Rama, Saturday, Oct. 5 (2 shows - 11 AM & 3 PM); Windsor

Nat'l Apple Harvest Festival, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13 (3 shows each day); Arendtsville

Pumpkin Palooza, Saturday, Oct. 26 (2 shows); Riverside

Middle Creek Tractor Swingers, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization which relies upon donations and sponsors for the money necessary to do their educational and entertaining performances. The following sponsors have supported our performances in 2012.

B & R Equipment
Elwood Flowers Equipment
Forestlands Reserve
Hilsher's General Store
Hoobers Case-IH
Hoover Auto Repair
Jaci Confer
Lester E. Stuck Building Supply
Malcolm & Malcolm, Ltd
Meckley's Limestone Products
Old School House Garden Market
Ritter Feeds
Second Amendment Supporters
Stahl's Sawmill & Logging Supply
Sunbury Ford
Stuck Video Production Services
The Nut Doctor
Union Co. Medical Society
Valley Ag & Turf
White Springs Repair
Zeisloft Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep
  
Souvenir videos on CD's or DVD's as well as a variety of T-shirts and caps are available at the caller's platform following performances and spectators are invited to talk with the driver/operators and callers between and following performances.

2013 season tractor practices are held Sundays at 2 PM beginning in March.  New drivers are encouraged to join our group.  No square dance experience is required, although square dance experience speeds up the learning time.  Practices are held at the Middlecreek Valley Antique Ass'n on our practice field.  Ownership of a tractor is not required as a full complement of tractors are available for all practices.  For more information about the Middlecreek Valley Antique Ass'n and directions to the practice field click on www.mvaapa.org/