Biddenden Tractorfest returned last weekend (20th & 21st August 2022), welcoming just over 14,000 visitors across the weekend. Held in the fields of Holden Farm, Biddenden, it was the first time the event had taken place since 2019, with the site last used in 2017. Although tractors remained the main attraction, Biddenden Tractorfest offered a fun day out for all the family, with entertainment and activities for all ages.
And it’s not just visitors that flocked to the much-loved event! Over 250 tractors and a further 400+ classic cars, stationary engines, miniature & full-sized steam, horticultural machines and more than 100 trade stalls took part, with displays, demonstrations and tractor & trailer rides running across the two days.
Running for the 8th year, Biddenden Tractorfest was originally set up by a group of local volunteers, before being taken on by registered charity, the Kent County Agricultural Society (KCAS) in 2020. With the support of KCAS, this year’s event continued to be run by a committee of volunteers, many of whom have been part of the event for many years.
Vikki Eames, Chair of Biddenden Tractorfest commented, “We are delighted with the support that we have received over the weekend from visitors, traders and exhibitors. Biddenden Tractorfest aims to provide a traditional, rural, family focussed day out. Having finally been able to put on the event after a 2 year break, we have been overwhelmed by the level of support and positive feedback.” She continues “I would like to thank everyone who visited over the weekend, took part as a stand holder or exhibitor, the many volunteers helping on the day and of course our committee of volunteers who put in hours of work not just over the weekend but during the months of planning.”
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