We are close to everywhere, a short drive from the Pa. Turnpike, Rt. 79, Rt. 19, Rt. 8 and Rt.422 just south of Butler and not far from Cranberry, Mars and Evans City Go to "Directions to Plow Days"...

We will have a very important meeting at the Beacon Hotel on April 14 starting at 6PM for food and meeting at 7PM. Everyone is welcome its are last meeting before our May 3-4 Plow, Pull And Show Days. Come with your ideas and help.

 I have started a list of ITEMS for the Consignment Auction May 3, 2014 . Go to forum and add any items for may want to sale. This is your group too. Thanks.

We will have two WPGTA Shirts along with 2014 calendars, (3) Three $25 gas cards, $25 Gift Cerificate and other find items from Midwest Super Cub plus many other find items to give away doing our Consignment Auction and our other Auctions. Must be a member and presence, so plan on being here on May 3, 2014

Right click the letter below and print,take to a business and ask them if they would like to donate anything. Get there card and we will put there web site on here too. We also need items to give away..

Open House

May 10, 2014

Cub Day Tractor Cruise.

Free Food and Drinks, From 9am to 3pm. All types of Garden Tractors, new, restored and any condition welcome. There will be Demonstrating and also Items given away. Froggy 98.3 will be here from 11am to 1pm. http://www.froggyland.com/

More pictures from Vicki H. a members wife thanks Vicki.


Need more proof? Read what others had to say after our Fall Plow and Pull event on No. 16, 2013


You Missed it.
Now your have to wait to see the Pictures, so tired from to much fun!!!! Well May 3-4 2014 is just around the corner...

 Quotes from new members

I'm Dave South, the fella with the Bolens.

Would like to take the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed my visit with you guys.

I definately want to thank everyone that helped me get the plow setup. It's pretty cllose to being right, and I have no doubt that at the Spring Plow day that we will get it dialed it all the way.

You will definately be seeing me at the Spring Plow day.  I had so much fun at this one that it would be a crime to miss the next one.


Hi Wally,
      Bill & I had a great time Sat.  We hope to be down in May again Met some great people Food was geat.
              Thank You Very Much,

This is our new LOGO.

We now have them on shirts with pockets that are for sale.

Thanks to member Ken Highfield

There are PICTURES of our Nov. 16, 2013 plow and pull day  in the Photo Gallery

For some of the BEST plowing East of the Mississippi River Come to the Beacon Hotel's Corn Maze on May 3-4, 2014. Don't believe me?Look in the Photo Gallery, watch the video by Scott Bish (down the left side of this page to Recent Videos. Pictures by Larry Sipes in links below. Good food at the Beacon Hotel. Primitive camping on site or there is a Days Inn ( 724-287-6761)or Super 8 south of Butler not far from the Beacon Hotel for those that want to come on Friday evening.

Pictures From Nov. 5th  2011 Plow Days by  Larry Sipes

 Must be a member to plow, pull or operate equipment due to insurance. If you want to just come out to enjoy the day and see what WPGA is all about, Please do.


Still in the planning stage for our spring Plow, Pull, Show with Tractor Games. Start with set up Friday afternoon-evening and camping on May 2, 2014. The event would start at day break on May 3 with plowing and then pulling at around 10am lunch at 12 noon. Consignment Auction around 1pm with our MAIN AUCTION to follow. Continue to plow till your done. Camping Saturday Night May 3, We will plow on Sunday May 4, 2014 and maybe have a pull, also we will have garden tractors games all through out our event. This is still in the planning stage, your ideas are welcome. Want to be part of this?  Come to our meetings the 2nd Monday of every month till winter, start at 6pm with eats and the meeting starts at 7pm. Where, our home base the Beacon Hotel. The next meeting should be on February 10, 2014
>>>>Did everyone NOTICE the latest VIDEO??? If not check it out now, Great job Scott Bish keep up the good work. Members like this is OUR FUTURE<<<<

The Bargin Bin is now open right under the Home tag.


 There are two Fall WPGTA's posters to pick from on the home page. ( Below)  You can right click on one of them and print or other choices. Then pass them out and post them at business, etc.
Thank You
Besides Bragging Rights Rich (Sletch) Smith, Kevin Bish owner of Dayton Tractor Parts gave away a shirt to the winner
Slech said he was going to get his plow tractor ready too.

Besides Bragging Rights Rick Smith was given a hat for second place. We all had way to much fun, hope they don't find out and want to tax it.

Photos in the Gallery of this event, What a day and for those of us that was there, don't worry I had your fun and my share too. We have another one comming up June 1, 2013 At Dayton Tractor Parts, Dayton, Pa. On June 10 we will have a meeting at the Beacon Hotel. Eat at 6PM and meeting at 7PM. If we need more room we will go down to the Pavilion. Lots to talk about and your ideas are needed as we continue to grow, so please try to attend.Bring a friend we will sign up new members that day also.


"WoW", what a great time at the Beacon Hotel on May 4, 2013 Plow, Pull and Show. The weather was perfect as was the ground. I would like to give thanks to Greg and Debra Krelow for allowing us to hold our event there again (5 years now)and provide us with great food at a great price too. I would also thank all those that help put this event together. A big thanks to Auctioneer Dave Lias and his wife Sally for all there help with our consignment and the other auction. Thanks to all those that donated all them nice ITEMS to WPGTA for the consignment auction. A special Thanks to Vern Edward for his very nice gift of the Cub Cadet 104 for our benefit drive and also to all of our sponsors that gave so much in the way of some very nice items and gift certificates, please support them and be sure to thank them all because they don't have to support us. In other words we need them more then they need us, and that includes the Beacon Hotel where we hold our meeting. PS Plow, pull and show pictures in the Photo Gallery. Pictures by Larry Sipe and Ike Byers if you have some please add them too. 63 pictures now... Also we had 39 member to plow and 13 of them pulled
Pictures of our Plowing and Pulling on May 4, 2013 at the BEACON HOTEL are now in the Photo Gallery.
Just because this spring plow, pull and show was so VERY SUCCESFUL our next spring Plow, Pull and Show date will be on MAY 3, 2014. Its not to early to start to gather up items for out consignment auction and other items and gift certificates for auction too. We are growing with many events and more to add.
Austin Porter from Templeton, Pa.is the WINNER of the Cub Cadet 104 that was given to WPGTA for a fundraiser. I bet we see him and the Cub Cadet 104 at our June 1 plow and pull day

WPGTA 2015 Calendars

WPGTA 2014 Calendars

Application for Western Pennsylvania Garden Associaton. Right click and save to your computer or print.

I would like to invite you to join the new tractor group, Western Pennsylvania Garden Tractor Association (WPGTA) with me. We will be-able to plow, pull and show our equipment with as many events as we want for one price $15 a year for now. The schedule for the first year is Nov. 10 at the Beacon Hotel (plowing & pulling) May 4, 2013 (plowing, pulling and our big show, ect.) May 11 a show at J and D lawn & Tractor of Wexford, Pa. a sponsor of ours, May 18 pulling, plowing and disk) at Fred Herzog's farm also at Dayton Pa. Dayton Tractor Parts, a plow and pull day (A board member and his son) date to be announced. May have a tractor show at the Beacon Hotel in the summer. Under IHC Chapter#34 all that we could do was plow and show for $25 a year.
We would enjoy having your experience in our club as well, for help showing other members just getting into the plowing or pulling events, and also for your input for club business.
If your are interested in joining a club that will be able to do other events, and have fun with kids please join and even invite your friends.
We are incorporated as non-profit and insured.
You can also join the day of the events.
Wally Whitfield President WPGTA 724-799-0362 http://www.chapter34.com/  wwhit111@yahoo.com

Beginning of a Beautiful Day at the Beacon Hotel Nov. 5th 2011, See some of what you missed

The WPGTA first Plow and Plow day on Nov. 10, 2012  was  very successful  plowing was at its best as was our first Pull Day. Pictures here and in the Photo Gallery. If you would like to be part of this right click on the application above and print it out. More pictures in the Photo Gallery

 Beginning of another wonderful day at the Beacon Hotel Plow and Pull day May 4. 2013. Picture is Jim McGrady  board member and on the pulling committee. We had more then 39 tractors for plowing and pulling with a garden tractor show, so next year we are planning a 2 day event. Starts May 2, 2014 afternoon/evening with getting set up, Plowing to start around day break May 3 with pulling around 10am. Consignment Auction to stare at 1pm after lunch and the General Auction, Plowing to continue  till?? 
Sunday we are trying to have church service and Plowing with another Pull. We will have garden tractor games through out the whole event.

Getting the Corn field ready to plow, pictures in the photo gallery

Thanks you all for doing the SUN Dance WOW what a day we had, we had so much fun that we will do it again in November 5th 2011 at the Beacon Hotel to get all the Ghost out of the Corn Maze                                                                                         

Plow Days for 2012 is on April 28 at the Beacon Hotel, this will be our 4th Annual plow days there.

More of Plow Days, I like this picture.... neat!!!

More of Plow Days at the Beacon Hotel

ITEMS FOR MEMBERS at our Auction May 4, 2013

From member Mike Lamar  rustypete@integrity.com  I want to donate a wiring harness again this year.  I will offer the
winner their choice of a harness for any of the models from "Original" up
to 169.



Promote, collect, restoration and use of garden tractors. Everyone welcome, all types and models of garden tractors  are welcome.....

 I'll be home just as soon as I car figure out how to get my dam Cub Cadet off of this ship!!! Is it warm enough yet???? Won't be long now till we will be plowing and pulling.
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 At our May 3-4th 2014 Plow, Pull, Games, and Show we will give away at least two (maybe more keep checking back) $25 Get Go gas cards from Mike Dugan & Wally Whitfield  and we will also give away 2 WPGTA shirts  also doing our Consignment Auction and our other Auctions. Must be a member and presence to receive the Gas Cards 
Another $25 gas card to be given away from Marburger Farm Dairy
We will have lots of nice items to give away too Calculators, Pen/Notepads and more.


For the benefit of WPGTA, we are a no-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible

No better time then now to join. Our next event for the year is just around the corner.May 3th-4th @ the Beacon Hotel >>>>>

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Well her it is our 2nd Plow, Pull and show as WPGTA at the Beacon Hotel. It will happen on May 3, 4, 2014 at the Beacon Hotel, 231 Beacon Rd, Renfrew, Pa 16053.

We will have auctions like last year, Please bring item for the consignment auction and put our posters out and ask for items or gift certificates to support our association There will be primitive camping on site with food available from the Beacon Hotel. Starts at sunrise on Sat. and ends when you give up on Sun. There will be pulling , showing and tractor games too. We will have at least two free $25 gas cards to give away doings our auctions.

J and D Lawn and Tractor Sales Open House May 10, 2014. See poster on forum



        CANCLED                                                     Pulling & Plowing May 17, 2014 at Fred Herzog's Farm 550 Baker Rd. Freedom, Pa. 15042

 November 15, 2014

Western Pennsylvania Garden Tractor Association's "BIG"Fall Plow and Pull day. Starts at sunrise and goes all day long with lunch/dinner (buffet style)at noon. We may add games too, keep checking back.

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An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *
*Keep skunks and lawyers at a distance.*
*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a Cub Cadet tractor..*
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.*
* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.*
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*
* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.*
* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.*
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*
* Every path has a few puddles.*
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.
* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.*
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.*
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.*
* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.*
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.*
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.*
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.*
* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.*
* Always drink upstream from the herd.*
* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.*
* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.*
* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.*
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*

*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
he'll just kill you.