The countdown is now well under way to the fifth Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair which is to be held at Beech Lane Field from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August.
The affordable and fun family event has grown strongly since its launch in 2013 and this year will again offer a great variety of arena and other attractions.
Featured will be vintage and contemporary tractors, classic cars, motorcycles from yesteryear, horticultural machinery from the past, and many stalls offering everything from craft wares to enticing refreshments.
A special attraction this year is the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust which is scheduled to have a helicopter operational from Tractorfest on both days of the event.
Paraded in the tractor arena will be not only a large number of tractors but also horticultural machinery, miniature steam engines, and shire horses.
Gleaming in the classic car arena will be cars from years ago, historic motorcycles, and classic commercial vehicles. A trampoline display, and a brewery’s horses and dray cart will also be featured in this arena.
In the small arena’s line-up will be the Chill Dance Academy, Celebrity Dog and Ducks, Hypo Hounds, The Hawking Centre, the Riding for the Disabled Association, and Greyhound Rescue dog shows to find ‘the dog the judge would most like to take home’ and open to all dogs. Headcorn Morris (Saturday) and Woodchurch Morris (Sunday) will be presenting their distinctive dance displays in the small arena.
Elsewhere will be alpacas, archery, a circus workshop, face painting, a fairground organ, a ferret rescue organisation, a fun fair, a miniature railway, miniature steam engines, poultry, and stationary engines.
Scheduled to provide upbeat entertainment will be Headcorn Ukulele Group and other ukulele musicians.
Tractorfest will be offering much for the hungry and thirsty. Expected to be served along with teas, coffees and something a little stronger will be speciality sausages, rump steak baguettes, chicken with chips, chicken salad rolls, beef burgers, venison burgers, Thai food, pizza, pulled pork, jacket potatoes, turkey rolls, hot dogs, fish and chips, Welsh rarebit, crêpes, doughnuts, candyfloss, ice cream, and sweet and savoury vegan and gluten-free waffles and cakes.
In the collection of stalls and stands will be found a vast array of gifts, food and drink products, creative items and much more. Promoted will be watercolours, prints, greeting cards, hats, boots, pet accessories, vehicles, plants, sheds and buildings, health and wellness products, handbags, jewellery, fixings, trailers, knitted toys, old tools, camping essentials, children’s felt masks, shepherds’ huts, scented candles, woodcarvings, textiles, electric bikes, and magic tricks.
There will be craft stalls with demonstrations of woodcarving, woodturning, chainsaw carving, spinning and weaving, steam-bending walking sticks, garden trug making, and furniture making.
Information about beekeeing will be available and shown will be model road trains and scratch-built model tractors.
Included in the line-up of stalls will be a number of charities and other organisations.
The popularity of booking online for the event has grown this year – and it is easy to book by visiting tractorfest.co.uk
For more information about the event, the main sponsor of which is Invicta Insurance Services, visit tractorfest.co.uk or phone 07934 270500.
Tractorfest is run solely by volunteers of the Biddenden Entertainment and Social Team and proceeds are distributed to local charities and organisations.