On 11 & 12 November, the largest UK show of its kind will be held at Newark Showground.
This family-friendly event attracts crowds not just for the hundreds of lovingly restored vintage machines on show but also for the wide variety of trade stands, entertaining demonstrations and educational displays of all things agricultural. In addition to the rare and vintage tractors and horticultural equipment, there is entertainment for the whole family, with ‘war horse’ enactment displays and rides around the show on the tractor driven barrel-train, always a big hit with the children.
The Rare and Native Breeds display, including sheep, goats, ponies and cattle and located in the John Eastwood Buildings, will both educate and inform the visitor and provide a unique glimpse into the UK’s farming heritage that has shaped our island. There will be plenty of displays and demonstrations to keep our young visitors fascinated.
The show attracts a wide variety of indoor and outdoor trade stands offering opportunities to shop for products such as country wear clothing, crafts and gifts, footwear, sweet and savoury snacks, as well as items that will appeal to agricultural machinery enthusiasts.
The website, www.newarkvintagetractorshow.com is regularly updated as is the trade stand list so you will be able to check which trade stands will be present.
The Sunday morning Remembrance Service, will again be led by Revd. Dr Alison Milbank of Southwell Minster and the organisers are extremely grateful for this support. The service is held amongst the vintage tractors displayed in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall and is always well attended. The poignant sound of the lone bugler signalling the two minutes’ silence to remember those lost at war is particularly evocative. Come early to be sure of a seat.
There is the usual Brown & Co auction on Saturday and the popular Sort Out returns on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend the Saturday Night Do held at 6.30pm in The Cedric Ford. Tickets must be bought in advance and are great value at just £15 each for a two-course dinner with a glass of wine. This year’s speaker is the highly entertaining and informative Mark Spencer, local farmer and MP for Sherwood.
If you are interested in sponsoring any aspect of this year’s show, please contact the show team, firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website for further details.