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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We are delighted (and very excited!) to announce that tickets are now on sale for Biddenden Tractorfest 2022.
Tickets are available to purchase at advanced prices here.
Tractorfest will run over the weekend of 20th & 21st August 2022 and this year, we will be returning to our previous site of Holden Farm, Sissinghurst Road, Biddenden TN27 8EZ – what3words ///sizes.mopped.dabbling
Tractorfest offers a fun day out for all the family, with local stands, demonstrations, food & drink, music, classic cars, stationary engines, miniature steam engines, horticultural machinery and of course, plenty of tractors!
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The Kent County Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that Biddenden Tractorfest will go ahead on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August 2022, returning to original site Holden Farm near The Three Chimneys.
Having taken the difficult decision to postpone the event in 2021, the committee are now thrilled to now be in a position to run this popular event in 2022, with many of the dedicated volunteers still forming much of the organising committee.
Having taken over the organisation of Tractorfest in 2019, the Kent County Agricultural Society are looking forward to working alongside the committee on the return of this community event. The Kent Showground itself has seen the return of many events since the listing of coronavirus restrictions, including two of their own events, The Kent County Summer Fayre and the Heritage Transport Show. The team are excited to give strength to the Biddenden Tractorfest Committee with their many year’s of experience running large outdoor events.
Julian Barnes, Vice Chairman of the Kent County Agricultural Society, owner of Biddenden Vineyards and resident of the village said, “We are really looking forward to finally being able to go ahead with this Biddenden Tractorfest. We are so proud to be working alongside the many volunteers that know this event well and hope to do them proud by being part of such a valuable event for the community. The aims of the committee that run Tractorfest are in line with the charitable objectives of the Kent County Agricultural Society so it made sense to form the partnership”.
Biddenden Tractorfest will be returning to the larger site of Holden Farm, where it was held in 2016/17, which will allow better access for vehicles and by foot, as well as even more space for trade stands, vehicle entries and visitors.
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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 email@example.com. 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.