British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

The Championships are coming to Northumberland

Date: 09 October 21 — 10 October 21 | Report this event.

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Around 250 champion ploughmen and women from all over Britain are expected to compete in October to celebrate the 70th British National Ploughing Championships at Mindrum Mill, Northumberland, just next to the Scottish border.

Two busy days – Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th – will be packed with competitions for many types of plough and styles of ploughing and will climax when the Supreme Champion is chosen and the top ploughmen are selected to represent England at the 2022 World Ploughing Contest, European Reversible Ploughing Championships and the European Vintage Ploughing Championships.

The site covers over 200 acres and has good facilities for competitors and public, with easy access by road and plenty of car parking space.  Main sponsors of the Championships are Firestone Tyres.

The Championships are returning to Northumberland for only the third time in the events’ history and are attracting considerable interest in the area.  Alongside the highly skilled competition ploughing, visitors will also be able to see an extensive agricultural trade stand area, demonstrations of some of the latest machinery available, shopping stalls, vintage tractors and machinery displays, working vintage demonstrations, country crafts and giant steam ploughing engines.  Tractors and trailers will be on hand to transport visitors around the huge site.

Over the two days, there will be ploughing classes for reversible and conventional ploughs, horticultural, high cut tractors, Ferguson, David Brown, Ford & Fordson and National Finals for vintage tractors with trailing, hydraulic and classic ploughs. Horse ploughing is one of the major attractions with around 15 pairs of heavy horses expected to be seen working each day.  Magnificently turned out with ornate brass and leather harness, these true farm workhorses will be seen competing to produce the best general purpose ploughing on the first day and the stylish traditional ‘high cut’ work on the second day.

Local and national companies will be showing and demonstrating the most up-to-date machinery for sale today, so it is a must for farmers to attend to see what’s on offer and their families have plenty to do and see if they come along.  It also offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone with an interest in the countryside to see how farming has changed over the last 300 or so years, so everyone – and especially children – can see and appreciate our farming heritage and see it working together, all in one field.

Please email us or phone 01302 852469 for general enquiries or if you would like further information on trade stands, vintage displays, craft stalls or ploughing entries.

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Additional Information

Event Location: 9-8 B6396, Mindrum TD12 4QL, UK

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