Welcome to Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair
Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX
2017 Event Dates: 19 and 20 August
Telephone: 07934 270500
Above photographs by Stuart Kirk Photography
ATTENDANCE AT 2016 EVENT EXCEEDS 10,000
Despite gales on its first day, this year’s Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair (20 and 21 August) attracted an attendance of over 10,000 people, some 3,000 more than the event’s total in 2015. Donations to good causes have totalled £16,600 this year. Please see News item.
A survey of visitors showed that the main reason for attending was to have “a good family day out” and appreciated were not only the large number of tractors shown and paraded but also the country fair atmosphere which allowed visitors to feel they were stepping into a bygone age.
Those attending 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. Even as the event drew to a close on the Sunday, crowds packed round the main arena to watch the final tractor parade.
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 2016 event was only the fourth in the series. The event is organised by the Biddenden Entertainment and Social Team (BEST) volunteers , and proceeds are directed to local charities and other organisations. BEST is extremely grateful to Michael Palmer for the use of his land, and to Biddenden Parish Council, Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council for their support.
Main sponsor of Tractorfest 2016 was Invicta Insurance Services, and other sponsors were Harveys Brewery, FGS Agri, the Old Dairy Brewery, Four Jays Group and J.G. Engineering. Also supporting the event were FarrisWebs, Tenterden Lions Club, and EMU Sheppey.
The next Tractorfest is scheduled for 19 and 20 August 2017, again at Beech Lane Field, Biddenden. For more information telephone 07934 270500.
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!”