Update from Kent County Agricultural Society and Tractorfest Committee 2021

After careful consideration, the Kent County Agricultural Society, in consultation with the Tractorfest organising committee, has taken the difficult decision to cancel Biddenden Tractorfest 2021 which was due to take place on the 21st & 22nd August.
Having found a new location, we had hoped it would allow us to safely conduct an event with appropriate visitor numbers. However, parking and getting people to the site continued to present a real challenge. With the safety of our staff, visitors and exhibitors paramount, and given the overall risks involved, we have taken the decision to cancel.
Our society events are central to the rural economy and way of life, and we appreciate how much they mean to members, exhibitors, traders, and visitors. We would like to thank everyone who made plans to join us at the Biddenden Tractorfest, we understand that this postponement will be disappointing for many who look forward to attending each year. We would also like to thank our brilliant committee of volunteers who have been, and continue to be, integral to the running of Biddenden Tractorfest. The last year has been a challenge for us all and we are so thankful for your continued support. Our efforts to find a suitable site for 2022 will continue.
Julian Barnes
Chairman, Biddenden Tractorfest

Update from the Kent County Agricultural Society and Biddenden Tractorfest Committee

Following the announcements this week outlining the need for ongoing social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Biddenden Tractorfest which was due to be held on 15th and 16th August 2020.

Our main obligation and priority is to protect the health and safety of our visitors, traders, exhibitors, volunteers, staff and all those involved in preparing and delivering the Show. With the current conditions on social distancing and possible Government restrictions on large events for the foreseeable future, it is just not possible to host a safe event for all those involved.

If you have purchased a ticket for Biddenden Tractorfest and would like a refund, please contact requests@kentshowground.co.uk. The event is organised by volunteers living in and around Biddenden and the Kent County Agricultural Society. If you are able, please consider donating the cost of your purchase to the Kent County Agricultural Society so that we may continue our important work in supporting education and development in farming and agriculture. All stand bookings will be contacted to discuss their options.

From all of us at Biddenden Tractorfest and the Kent County Agricultural Society, take care of yourselves and we hope to see you all on 21st and 22nd August 2021.

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AGRICULTURAL CHARITY STEPS UP TO KEEP BIDDENDEN TRACTORFEST ALIVE

AGRICULTURAL CHARITY STEPS UP TO KEEP BIDDENDEN TRACTORFEST ALIVE

The Kent County Agricultural Society has today announced that it will facilitate the continued running of Biddenden Tractorfest, with the event set to continue at the original Woolpack Corner site on the weekend of 15th & 16th August 2020.

After this year’s event, Sue Boon, Chairman of Biddenden Tractorfest, and the organisers agreed that the event had reached a scale that could no longer be run efficiently by volunteers alone and that sadly it would not be held in 2020. Following talks with the Kent County Agricultural Society, it was agreed that the Society could take on Biddenden Tractorfest, aiming to continue the event in keeping with the idea of how it was originally set up with existing volunteers still forming much of the organising committee.

The Kent County Agricultural Society already run four agricultural events throughout the year including their showcase event, the Kent County Show, as well as the Heritage Transport Show.

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Biddenden Vineyards Celebrates 50 Years of English Wine

Biddenden Vineyard celebrates 50 years of English wine

Biddenden Vineyards at Tractorfest

One of our sponsors, Biddenden Vineyards’ 50th anniversary year kicked off last month with a Biddenden sparkling wine & Kentish afternoon tea and evening celebration for over 400 specially invited guests, including Tractorfest’s Sue Boon and Barbara Ellison, who have been part of the vineyards’ journey over the last 5 decades.

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