Tractor Fest is back this summer!

Posted by Chris Graham on 10th April 2022

We profile this summer’s Tractor Fest show which, as it’s celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, promises to be the biggest and best ever!

Tractor Fest

After a two-year break, the UK’s largest Tractor Festival is back at Newby Hall, on June 3rd-5th.

After a two-year break, Tractor Fest is back – and it’s bigger than ever, having been extended to three days in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Tractor Fest takes place at award-winning country house and gardens Newby Hall, North Yorkshire, over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend (Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June, 10am-5pm) when the UK will celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch.

The three-day event will showcase thousands of vintage tractors and modern marques, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe.

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, this year’s festival will feature a display of 70-year-old Jubilee and Coronation vintage tractors, along with a display of 100 pre-1922 vintage tractors and 100 century-old stationary engines.

The show will also feature displays from specialist marque clubs and interest groups, including those championing the cause of Marshall, Fordson/Ford and Ferguson tractors, as well as working vintage machinery. 

The vintage vehicle section will celebrate 100 years of the Austin 7, the ‘big car in miniature’ which dominated the UK motor market when it was first produced in 1922.  

The organiser, the Yorkshire Vintage Association, is predicting a bumper turnout over the June weekend. Chairman Kevin Watson said: “Tractor Fest is a superb day out for families and our exhibitors get great pleasure from showcasing their tractors, engines and machinery, many of which have interesting histories and stories behind them.”

Other fun activities for families over the weekend include mini tractor driving, face-painting, colouring, interactive exhibits and working machinery. There are also trade stands, crafts and a choice of street food.

Tractor Fest is sponsored by Europe’s leading agricultural and machinery auctioneer Cheffins, The National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club (NVTEC) and Econ Engineering. The show is also supported by Ripon Farm Services.

Tickets are priced at £16 for adults, £12 for children (4-16 years) and under 4s are free. A family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) costs £50.00. 

For information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website: tractorfest.uk

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