69th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

12th & 13th October 2019
Nocton, near Lincoln, LN4 2AE

By kind permission of Beeswax Dyson Farming Limited

Around 250 champion ploughmen and women from all over Britain are expected to compete in October in the 2019 British National Ploughing Championships at Nocton, near Lincoln, by kind permission of Beeswax Dyson Farming Limited.

Two 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 top ploughmen are selected to represent England at the 2020 World Ploughing Contest, European Reversible Ploughing Championships and the European Vintage Ploughing Championships.

The site covers over 250 acres and has good facilities for competitors and public, with easy access by road and plenty of car parking space.  Main sponsors of the Championships are Firestone Tyres and Maxam Tire.

The Championships are returning to Lincolnshire for only the sixth time in the events history and are attracting considerable interest in the area.  Visitors will see not only the highly skilled competition ploughing and an extensive agricultural  trade stand area and demonstrations of some of the latest machinery available but also attractions such as vintage tractors, ploughs and equipment; steam ploughing engines; a craft marquee with a wide variety of exhibitors; and rural and vintage machinery displays.  

Over the two days, there will be ploughing classes for reversible and conventional ploughs, horticultural, high cut tractors, Ferguson, David Brown, Ford & Fordson and National Finals for vintage tractors with trailing, hydraulic and classic ploughs. Horse ploughing is one of the major attractions with around 15 pairs of heavy horses expected to be seen working 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.

Local and national companies will be showing and demonstrating the most up-to-date machinery for sale today, so it is a must for farmers to attend to see what's on offer and their families have plenty to do and see if they come along.  It also offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone with an interest in the countryside to see how farming has changed over the last 300 years, so everyone - and especially children - can see and appreciate our farming heritage.

Please email us or phone 01302 852469 for general enquiries or if you would like further information on trade stands, vintage displays, craft stalls or ploughing entries.



Full catering facilities with mobile units and a licensed bar will be on site.

Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Admission charges:  TBA

Car parking is free of charge

Click here for Google Map for directions to the site   The postcode to follow is LN4 2AE - the site is just south of Lincoln on the B1188.





  9.00 am    Parade of competitors (classes 1, 2, 4 & 5)
  9.30 am    Horse and high cut tractor ploughing commences (classes 6 & 7)
10.00 am    Tractor & vintage ploughing commences (classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
  2.00 pm    Tractor ploughing ends (classes 1 & 2)
  3.00 pm    Vintage & high cut ploughing ends (classes 3, 4, 5, 6)
  3.30 pm    Horse ploughing ends (class 7)
  5.00 pm    Announcement of results & presentation of trophies  (approximate time)


  9.00 am    Parade of Final ‘Plough-off’ competitors & classes 9, 10, 11      
  9.30 am    Horse and high cut tractor ploughing commences (classes 13 & 14)
10.00 am    Final ‘Plough-Offs’ commence & classes 9, 10, 11 & 12
  2.00 pm    Reversible & Conventional Plough-Offs end
  3.00 pm    Vintage & high cut tractor ploughing ends (Plough offs and classes  9, 10, 11, 12 & 13)
  3.30 pm    Horse ploughing ends (class 14)
  5.00 pm    Announcement of results & presentation of trophies (approximate time)

From 9 am until 5 pm on both days of the event -

~  Steam Ploughing Engines at work 

~  Vintage and Rural Craft Displays 

~  Agricultural Machinery Demonstrations

~  Trade Stands, Shopping Stalls & Country Crafts

~  Tractor & Trailer Rides

The Class Numbers listed in the timetable above are:

Class 1 - World Style Reversible
Class 2 - World Style Conventional
Class 3 - National Vintage Trailing Championships
Class 4 - National Vintage Hydraulic Championships
Class 5 - National Vintage Classic Championships
Class 6 - High Cut Tractor Ploughing
Class 7 - Horse Ploughing (General Purpose)
Class 8 - Horticultural Ploughing Championship
Class 9 - Ferguson Ploughing Championship
Class 10 - Ford & Fordson Ploughing Championship
Class 11 - David Brown Ploughing Championship
Class 12 - Crawler Tractor Ploughing
Class 13 - High Cut Tractor Ploughing
Class 14 - Horse Ploughing (High Cut)
Plough-Off Finals will be for the top 10 competitors from classes 1 to 5

Main sponsors of the event are: