Bumper crowds of visitors and enthusiasts helped make this year’s Tractor Fest at Newby Hall, Ripon, the ‘best ever’ say organisers the Yorkshire Vintage Association.

The UK’s largest tractor festival took place over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend in celebration of the Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch.

Held over Friday to Sunday, Tractor Fest attracted thousands of visitors who were treated to an extravaganza of vintage tractors displayed across the grounds of Newby Hall.

The festival also showcased vintage cars, lorries, stationary engines, commercial vehicles and motorcycles from across the UK and abroad.

To the delight of the crowds, the event was made extra special by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) flying a Hawker Hurricane over the show.

Yorkshire Vintage Association chairman Kevin Watson said: “We are delighted with the turnout and support for this year’s Tractor Fest which was all the more special for being held over three days of the Jubilee weekend.

“Visitor numbers and the range of exhibitors made it our best ever Tractor Fest and we’re so pleased to have brought it back after a two-year break with the continued support of our sponsors who cannot be thanked enough.”

Other highlights of the show were displays of 70-year-old Jubilee and Coronation vintage tractors including a gold tractor and more than 100 pre-1922 tractors. Also on display were eight Victorian engines and 100-year-old stationary engines.

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.


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