63rd British National Ploughing Championships
Llanwarne, near Hereford,
Herefordshire, HR2 8JH
By kind permission of Mrs I E Williams & Family
than 230 top ploughmen from all over
busy days - Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th - will be packed with
competitions for many types of plough and styles of ploughing, and will climax
when the two top ploughmen are selected to represent
site, which is located approximately 8 miles south of Hereford (on the A466
Hereford to Monmouth trunk road) covers 200 acres and has
excellent facilities for competitors and public, with easy access by road and
plenty of car parking space. Main
sponsors of the Championships are Goodyear and Firestone, and we expect
upwards of 15,000 spectators spread over the two days of the Championships.
Championships are returning to
will see not only the highly skilled competition ploughing and an extensive
trade stand area but also attractions such as vintage tractors, ploughs and
equipment; steam ploughing engines; a craft marquee with
a wide variety of stands; and demonstrations of the latest tractors, farm
machinery and equipment under working conditions.
the second day, lovers of classic machinery and equipment will enjoy three
classes for vintage tractor ploughing - with trailing ploughs, hydraulic ploughs
and classic ploughs - and
75 area champions competing for the honour of being the British Vintage
Champion Ploughman and going on to represent England in the European Vintage
Ploughing Championships next year. There will also be horse ploughing, the Ferguson
Ploughing Championship, horticultural ploughing and high cut tractor ploughing.
One of the major “family” attractions will be the horse ploughing with around a dozen pairs of heavy horses at work each day. Magnificently turned out with ornate brass and leather harness, these true farm ‘workhorses’ will be seen competing to produce the best general purpose ploughing on the first day and the stylish traditional ‘high cut’ work on the second day.
There is a unique vintage display this year, themed "From Potato to Crisp" which will show various machinery used for potatoes over the years and also will include (weather permitting), lifting potatoes and making them into crisps. Potatoes were planted by local school children earlier in the year so they can learn about the process of how they get into the packet.
Admission to the event is £10 per day for adults, £5 per day for children over 11, free of charge for children under 11. Free car park.
Full catering facilities are on site for sit down meals or mobile outlets. Also licensed bar.
Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Location of the site - please click link to Google Maps