Bear Creek Festival Antique Tractor Pull

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There will be an Antique Tractor Pull on May 15 at the Bear Creek Festival. The Bear Creek Festival and the Antique Tractor Pull will be held in conjunction at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. The Pulls will start promptly at 12 Noon. Registration will begin at 10AM. A $10.00 hook fee is charged per hook. Bear Creek Festival is a free event so the public is invited to come out and enjoy the festivities as well to see the petal pushed to the metal of the antique tractors.

High – Octane intensity explodes into the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds during the Bear Creek Festival on Sunday, May 15. Power hungry antique tractors battle it out at the Antique Tractor Pull on the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. This event stars the area’s best drivers and their ground-powered machines.

Tractors must be model year 1959 or earlier and be wheel driven by the rear wheels only to be able to participate in the pull. Classic 1960 to 1972 factory turbo may participate with all antique rules applying. Rules for the antique tractor pulls can be found on line at under the antique tractor pull tab. Specific questions may be addressed by calling 570-739-4263 or emailing the questions to

The antique tractor drivers can pull in classes divided by weight. There are 19 classes to pull in. This power pulling motor sport competition requires tractor to pull a heavy sled along a track length with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled farthest. All tractors in their respective classes pull a set weight on the sled. When a tractor gets to the end of the track this is known as a “full pull.” When more than one tractor completes the course, more weight is added to the sled. The winner is determined by the tractor that pulls the heaviest weight the furthest.

The sled is known as a weight transfer sled. This means that as it pulls down the track, the weight is transferred from over the rear axles and towards the front of the sled. As the weight moves resistance builds. The further the tractor pulls the sled the harder it gets.

Registration for the antique tractor pulls starts at 10AM at the Ag Museum on the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. Pulls will start approximately at 12 Noon on Sunday, May 15. While your there stop by the newly built refreshment stand. It will be operated by the Blue Mt. 4-H Livestock Club. Grab a snack and refreshing beverage while you are watching the tractor pulls. To get the latest information on this year’s antique tractor pulls at the Bear Creek Festival by visiting the Fair’s web site at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

General Rules & Classes:
Antique Tractor Pull – classes ⁄ rules

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