Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association


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  • 02/28/2022 8:47 AM | Brenda Post Frandsen (Administrator)

    March in the East Valley is going to be a busy time for AEDGE&TA!


    Springtime in the East Valley is full of wildflowers, rodeos, country fairs and TRACTOR SHOWS!!   We are pleased to announce some of the fun, family oriented activities that are planned for the coming month.   30th Springtime in the East Valley is full of wildflowers, rodeos, country fairs and TRACTOR SHOWS!!   We are looking forward to the exciting, family oriented activities that are planned for the coming month.   

    Load up all your tractors and engines and haul them to the East Valley for the 30th Annual Apache Junction Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds.   AJ is celebrating their 100th Anniversary (Centennial) this year, so we are expecting a great crowd!

    Schnepf Farms is hosting their second annual Agritainment Park with over 40 different rides and attractions.  They are a great partner with our club and have given us a prime space right in the middle of the park.   Their static display of antique tractors and engines will run Thursday - Sunday, each week on March 10-13, March 17-20, March 24-27, and March 31-April 3.  For those who wish to leave their display in place during this month, there are always security guards on site. 

    Our newest partner is 'Roots N' Boots Queen Creek' who will host a static tractor & engine show Friday-Saturday, March 17 & 18.  

    PRCA cowboys and cowgirls promise to bring all the thrills and chills which you would expect during the timed pro rodeo events. Non-PRCA participants and little ones also get in on the act. The long lineup includes:
    • Bareback and saddle bronc riding
    • Barrel racing
    • Bull riding
    • Calf, tie-down and team roping
    • Steer wrestling
    • The calf scramble
    • Goat tying
    • Mutton Bustin
    • Pig chase

    .Join in the fun and support our club and our "partners" in making this the BEST MARCH SHOW SEASON EVER!!

    For more information, contact Phil Frandsen at 480-410-1914 or  The Schnepf Farms Agritainment Festival (a mini-Disneyland) begins on March 10th and runs through April 3rd.  Our tractors and engines will be on display there for thousands of people, and security guards are ever present.

    or more information, contact Phil Frandsen at 480-410-1914 or

    Visit our website

    Apache Junction Tractor & Engine Show




    Farmsschnepf farms agritainment park



    Roots N' Boots -  Queen Creek

    Roots N' Boots Queen Creek Rodeo 2017


  • 10/18/2021 5:16 PM | Bryan & Sarah Geiger (Administrator)

    Hi to all,

    Attached is a report on the Helza-Rockin Gem show that was held in Buckeye on Saturday the 9th of October, on the same day we had the Tractor Drive in the Desert Hills area of North Phoenix. It looks like we were represented well. It’s also proof that our club is large enough to participate in more than one event on the same day. If Tom Trainor gets any more show buttons, he’s going to have to get a larger hat.

    Jerry Geiger


    (602) 723-8641  cell


    HelzaRock pdf.pdf

  • 05/05/2021 1:16 PM | Anonymous member

    Managing the weeds, turning the dirt in between the rows...and having fun while doing it.


  • 04/21/2021 6:46 PM | Anonymous member

    In an effort to streamline the hay buying process, 

    • We will do this on a first come, first served basis.
    • Anyone that wants to purchase alfalfa must send an email to
    • Price is $8.50 per bale.
    • All orders will be fulfilled to the best of our ability, and in the event we have more orders than bales, those that are left out will be placed first on the list for the next cutting.
    • If someone decides not to purchase hay, the unpurchased hay will go to the next person in line that didn't have an order fulfilled. 
    • Bales will be able to be picked up the first Saturday after baling.
    • Please bring a confirmation email from either Jason Muller or Ed Savage.
    • If hay needs to be picked up after the Saturday time frame, please make arrangements with either Jason Muller or Ed Savage to ensure that bales are left for you to get.   

    We will no longer be selling to the general public, and only to members.  Any leftover bales will be sold wholesale or donated to an equine rescue center to help alleviate any potential over sale and accounting issues. 

  • 03/17/2021 5:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Red Ronnebaum, Randy Waddle, and Chad Collier (photography) were out at the farm ground, testing out a restored Parlin and Orendorff Diamond sulky plow.  For those of you not familiar with this brand, this was similar to the story of John Deere.  Parlin was an apprentice blacksmith from New England, moved west, and started producing plows in the 1840's.  Eventually, the company was purchased by International Harvester in 1919.  

    Speaking of the club farm ground, there is a small section that any member can use for plowing at any time.  Reach out to Randy or Red for information.  In the meantime, here are some pictures of their project.

  • 02/22/2021 8:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Head over to the Gallery section of the site (here) for some pictures of club members playing in the dirt on Sunday.  (We assume that Monday was tractor wash day.)

  • 10/21/2020 1:28 PM | Anonymous member

    Head over to the Gallery page and check out some of the photos that Lyle Clark shared from Plow Day at the Farm.  

  • 10/19/2020 7:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Approximately 60 members were able to attend the Annual Meeting at the Farm Ground this past Saturday night.  In addition to the BBQ and the business meeting, members were able to take advantage of the new shelter that was recently constructed.

  • 10/19/2020 7:41 PM | Anonymous member

    Long time AEDGE&TA member Earl McRae has passed away.

    He was born on June 9, 1938 and he passed away on September 7, 2020.  Earl is survived by his wife, Elaine; 2 sons, Bruce and Brian, and one daughter Debra Roth.

    Earl joined AEDGE&TA in the 1990’s.  Earl served our country in the Army and was assigned to a tank division.  He was a director of Radiology and instructed students on the proper way to use the machines.  Earl was also a member of Knights of Columbus.

    Surprise, surprise, Earl loved to play with tractors.  Earl loved restoring the old iron and make it run.  His favorite tractors were his Massey Harris Pony’s.  One of his more unusual tractors was a John Deere B.  It was from a former governor of Kansas.  If Earl wasn’t working on tractors you would most likely find him reading a book, he was an avid reader.

    Earl and his wife moved to Buckeye, Arizona from Kansas and still have close ties with friends and relatives in Kansas.

    There is a Funeral Mass scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10 am at Saint Henry’s Catholic Church, 24750 W. Lower Buckeye Rd., Buckeye, AZ 85326.

  • 08/31/2020 5:48 PM | Anonymous member

    This summer, many club members have been dealing with the desert heat.  Smarter members had long since abandoned the heat for cooler climates in other parts of the country. Meanwhile, another group of members stayed connected (and cool) and hosted a tractor ride in Parks, Arizona.  

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Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. 

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