Cheffins has once again been confirmed as headline sponsor of the UK's largest vintage tractor show, Tractor Fest at Newby Hall.
Families and enthusiasts from across the country gather at Newby Hall, Yorkshire each summer for the two-day festival, which this year is being held over the weekend of 10 and 11 June.
The festival will showcase 1,500 exhibits of vintage tractors and engines, as well as commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe.
Organised by the Yorkshire Vintage Association, the festival attracts thousands of visitors. This year’s theme is a celebration of the centenary of the Ford Tractor, and Tractor Fest is also being supported by the Ford and Fordson Association and the Blue Force club, as well as New Holland Agriculture, Russell Farm Machinery and Ripon-based Econ, the UK’s largest manufacturer of gritters and salt spreading vehicles.
Ford Tractors were first imported in 1917 to replace manpower and produce desperately needed food. A wide range of vintage Ford and Fordson Tractors will be amongst the showcased engines of all marques at the show.
Cheffins holds regular vintage auctions around the UK, including Sutton in Cambridgeshire and at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.
Yorkshire Vintage Association chairman, Richard Sturdy, said: “We’re delighted that such a prestigious auction house as Cheffins is helping us to celebrate our tenth year at Newby Hall. Their support, along with our other supporters, enables us to continually improve the range of attractions at Tractor Fest, making it great day out for enthusiasts and families alike.”
Comments Cheffins chairman Bill King, “Cheffins has strong links to Yorkshire through our second-hand tractor sales and we’re thrilled to support Tractor Fest and its popular celebration of the agricultural sector again.”
A range of fun family activities will include opportunities for children to drive mini tractors around a specially constructed track, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and trade and food stands, making Tractor Fest the perfect family day out.
The first day will culminate in the popular spectacle of the ‘March of the Tractors’ which will once again start at Newby Hall, following a route into Ripon centre and end in the market square (Saturday 10 June only from 5.30pm-7pm). Shops, cafés and restaurants will stay open to mark the occasion. The sounding of the Ripon Hornblower’s historic horn will send the tractors on their way back to Newby Hall at 7pm.
Tickets are priced at £11.50 adults and seniors, £8.50 children, under 4’s go free and includes entry to the garden and adventure garden. For more information on Tractor Fest and to buy tickets please click here or telephone 01423 322583. Follow @thetractorfest for all the latest updates.