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.
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
- For more information and/or performance reservations contact our organization's President:
1553 Troup Valley Road
Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853
Check here for scheduled performance dates and locations
as they are confirmed. The 2013 season schedule has the following performance dates confirmed (see
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
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);
Vintage Iron Collectors, Saturday, Sep. 14 (2 shows - 12 N & 3
Steam-o-Rama, Saturday, Oct. 5 (2 shows - 11 AM & 3 PM);
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
Hoover Auto Repair
E. Stuck Building Supply
Malcolm & Malcolm, Ltd
Old School House Garden Market
Sawmill & Logging Supply
Video Production Services
Union Co. Medical Society
Valley Ag & Turf
White Springs Repair
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