After careful consideration, the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) has announced the cancellation of the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show, that had been due to take place on November 7-8th, 2020, at Newark Showground.
The decision was a unanimous recommendation by the show’s advisory committee, due to the ongoing uncertainty relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, the extent of necessary social distancing measures and the difficulty in maintaining them at an event that is social by nature.
The NNAS has also received feedback from vintage tractor clubs, with the news that many members have mothballed their entries for 2020 and, despite the genuine desire to support the show, the practicalities of attending have simply become too much of a challenge. From the NNAS’s perspective, the main priority continues to be supporting its charitable objectives, while maintaining the safety of visitors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff members.
Chair of the show’s advisory committee and NNAS chairman, Roger Jackson, said: “We are, of course, incredibly disappointed as the event is such a social, well-supported show with entries, competitors, visitors and vintage tractor clubs from all over the UK and Europe. So many make a special journey every November to Newark, to display and showcase their equipment, and see one of the biggest and best collections of vintage agricultural equipment in the country. A sad loss to the 2020 calendar.”
The show’s organisers thank the committee, volunteers and supporters of the show for their continued enthusiasm, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to next year’s show which is scheduled to take place on November 13-14th, 2021. The organisers have also asked people to keep an eye on the website (newarkvintagetractorshow.com) for more information regarding the themes and entries for 2021.
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