Riley’s Miniature Railway

Riley's Miniature Railway at TractorfestRiding the Blue and Yellow (or Green)
“We stay open until every child has gone”

A really great favourite of the children who visit Tractorfest, is the little miniature railway – Rileys. What many people won’t know about it though is the heart warming story behind its creation and that it’s named after owners Larry and Sandra’s Lewis’s grandson, seven year old Riley.

Sadly, Riley was born with six serious heart conditions.

In order to acknowledge the subsequent very special care Riley received, and continues to receive, from the most wonderful and talented hospital staff during many hours of operations, at Evelina Childrens hospital, St Thomas’s, Larry and his wife Sandra, asked themselves how they could possibly support and raise much needed funds for this amazing hospital.


Tractorfest’s Slice of Community Life

Tractorfest NewsTractorfest’s “slice” of Community Life

Ask anyone if they visited the Tea Tent in the centre of Tractorfest last year and you’ll notice a slightly guilty expression as they own up to visiting it more than once. And in a few cases… quite a few times.
It was run with military precision by Biddenden’s Jeanette Oatway, who kicked off the weekend with 10 volunteers stationed in the church, receiving delicious cakes from over 40 volunteer bakers and boxing all the cakes in readiness for transportation to the showfield.


New Year, New Website, New Location

Tractorfest NewsWelcome to our new website.
To celebrate our new location at Woolpack Corner in Biddenden, on the 18th and 19th August 2018, Tractorfest’s Laura Down and Rob Farris at FarrisWebs are putting the finishing touches to a new, much more user-friendly website for Tractorfest which will be live from the end of January.


John has enduring passion for tractors

John Kingsnorth was only eight years old when he learned to drive tractors and began to develop a passion for the agricultural vehicles.
His enthusiasm for saving and restoring tractors has grown over the years and has led to him having assembled a collection of 12 and being an active committee member of the annual Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair.