The Ploughing Society, Ploughing Championships

Ploughing Championships 2021

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

Entrance Price free Per person

The Society was formed in 1947 when four local Farming Clubs merged their respective ploughing matches into an annual event held at various venues roughly within a 10 mile radius of Lechlade. The Farming Clubs were set up during the Second World War by the Ministry of Agriculture in order to avoid a food shortage. The Clubs were encouraged to adopt more efficient methods of producing crops, milk, meat, and eggs, and competition ploughing fitted into that programme.

We would like to thank everyone for their support, which is vital to the ongoing success of the Society and enables the event to take place.

This years Ploughing Match & Country Show is to be held on Saturday 25th September at Manor Farm, Hatford, Nr Faringdon SN7 8JH.

It is a fantastic site and we are hoping to hold a near normal Match & Show. There are two main differences this year, the main marquee will be replaced by a series of smaller open sided marquees that will accommodate the Craft exhibitors but it does unfortunately mean there will be no Homecraft or Children’s classes but they are to be replaced by a display of their exhibits to inspire you for future years. There will be Trade Stands, outside Craft Stalls, Food Vendors, Main Ring displays, Heavy Horses, Ploughmen, the Working area and an outside Bar.

The event will be TICKET ONLY so please visit this website to purchase via the online link which goes live by mid-August. This applies to Members also but they will receive a letter detailing the process.

We will be governed by the latest COVID regulations but we hope we can rely on your support again this year.

Any questions please contact us.

Please be aware that this is a ploughing match and country show on fields so the ground may be rough and difficult going especially if it is wet.

Finally dogs are welcome on the day (especially Terriers).

Additional Information

Event Location: Sandy Lane, Hatford, Faringdon, UK

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