16th Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show
On 10 & 11 November, Newark Showground will once again be holding the largest show of its kind in the UK. This family-friendly annual autumn event will feature hundreds of vintage agricultural and horticultural machines as well as plenty of trade stands, heritage crafts, animals, demonstrations and displays.
Children are invited to visit Father Christmas in his ‘igloo’ where he will attentively listen to ‘what they want for Christmas’. New for this year, the Vintage Tractor Show is pleased to welcome the Handmade with Love Events team who will be bringing their Christmas Craft and Gift Market to the Sir John Eastwood buildings. With over 50 wonderful designer-makers, artisans and craftspeople exhibiting their work, visitors will find it easy and fun to get started on their Christmas Shopping this year and pick up some great gifts for the festive season.
The organisers are delighted at the return of many of the experts who put so much effort into the fantastic exhibition of rare and native breeds including ponies, sheep, and cattle, providing a unique glimpse into the UK’s farming heritage that has shaped our island. James Chantry will be running his popular ‘Have a Go Sheep Show’ where young, would-be ‘sheep handlers’ are encouraged to try their hand. No experience is necessary, and rosettes are awarded for the winners. There will be displays of traditional crafts such as spinning, stick-making and chair caning as well as numerous indoor and outdoor trade stands offering opportunities to shop for products from country wear clothing, gifts, footwear, original paintings and prints, to sweet and savoury snacks, as well as items that will appeal to agricultural machinery enthusiasts.
Tasty hot meals, drinks, cold snacks and ice-cream will be available at various outlets.
Don’t miss the acclaimed Carlton Male Voice Choir singing at the annual Remembrance Sunday Service which this year will be commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of WW1. Newark Showground is located near the A1/A46/A17 roundabout just outside Newark so it’s easy to get to and parking is FREE Further details can be found by visiting www.newarkvintagetractorshow.com closer to the dates.