About Biddenden Tractorfest
Biddenden Tractorfest is an annual event, now entering its 10th year. Run entirely by volunteers with the support of the Kent County Agricultural Society (charity number 1001191), the aim is to stage an annual event that’s fun and affordable for the whole family, whilst raising funds to support local & agricultural charities, groups & organisations.
The event is keen to support and welcome local crafts and businesses and this also helps to boost the friendly, easy-going nature of the show.
Tractorfest began in a small way in 2013 on the recreational fields in Biddenden, moving to Woolpack Corner in 2018 & 2019, taking a break in 2020 & 2021 before returning to the fields of Holden Farm, Sissinghurst Road in 2022 and following years.
While tractors remain central to attracting visitors, the essence of Tractorfest is the provision of a gentle summer day out in a countryside fair setting with nostalgic sights and sounds, varied programmes in the arenas, a large array of craft and other stalls, and plenty of food and drink.
In 2022, donations totalling £10k were given to the following organisations, with a further £10k being allocated to the Kent County Agricultural Society’s charitable activities.
2022 donations: Wealden Community First Responders (to be used to provide an additional public access defibrillator in Biddenden), Biddenden Strummers Ukulele Club, Biddenden Community Library, Mount Lodge Farm & YFC (pictured), The Take Away Pantry (Biddenden), Biddenden Local History Society, Biddenden Homemakers, Biddenden Bowls Club, TaDah Theatre Co, SERV Kent – Bloodrunners, Wellbeing In The Weald, Ashford & District YFC, Childs Vision, Farm Safety Foundation – Yellow Wellies, Team Ben Hammond and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex.
In addition to the above, we are delighted to have sponsored the transport for three local Primary Schools – John Mayne Primary School in Biddenden, Benenden Primary School and Sandhurst Primary School – to attend this year’s Living Land (a free one-day event at the Kent Show Ground open to Kent primary school children in years 3 and 4 aimed to educate children in areas of farming, agriculture, the countryside, and healthy eating).
Biddenden Tractorfest will take place on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2024.