Welcome to Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair
Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX
2018 Event Dates: 18 and 19 August
Telephone: 07934 270500
Above photographs by Stuart Kirk Photography
Tractorfest attendance reaches 11,500
Despite having roadside promotional boards and banners stolen and vandalised, this year’s Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair (19 and 20 August) attracted a record attendance of about 11,500 people, some 1,500 more than the event’s total in 2016 which was also a record.
Sue Boon, chair of the event’s committee, said: “Tractorfest has grown to become well known as an event that is fun and affordable.”
“The atmosphere on both days was really great and lifted the mood of all the volunteers involved who had been annoyed and worried about the damage to, and theft of, our roadside advertising prior to our event.”
“Last year we raised £16,600 for charities and other organisations, and our list of this year’s donations is to be prepared soon.”
Those attending the 2017 Tractorfest travelled not just from local towns and villages but from throughout Kent and from other counties as well. Visitors took their time looking at the exhibits, enjoying refreshments and watching arena events.
Popular over the two days were tractors from many decades, rows of classic cars, commercial vehicles and motorcyles; miniature steam engines, stationary engines, horticultural machines, a wide choice of food and drink outlets, and a large number of craft and other stalls.
Tractorfest has grown extremely fast and the 2017 event was only the fifth in the series. The event is organised by the Biddenden Entertainment and Social Team (BEST) volunteers . BEST was once again extremely grateful to farmer Michael Palmer for the use of his land just outside Biddenden on the road to Sissinghurst.
The next Tractorfest is scheduled for 18 and 19 August 2018. For more information, visit www.tractorfest.co.uk or telephone 07934 270500.
Artist Impression of Biddenden Tractorfest Showground Layout
Sponsor of the Classic Car section
Supporters of Biddenden Tractorfest
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What they are saying about TRACTORFEST…
“Tractorfest is a must go to event in the Summer. Something for everyone and great value too! Definitely coming back.”
“Brilliantly organised. An amazing day out for such a small village. Well done to the organisers.”
“A great family day out. Not to be missed!”