UK Ploughing Matches

Ploughing matches are held on a local level throughout the country, with the majority being held during September, October and November.  This list is updated weekly throughout the year.

The Society of Ploughmen accepts no liability for any errors in listings below. You are advised to check with each organiser that the date and venue listed are correct.

February 2018

Sunday, 18th February, 2018

Newborough YFC

Middle Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7SQ.  For further details contact Robert on 07787 701478 or Gavin on 07765 917218

Saturday, 24th February, 2018

Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match

Bowerswaine, BH21 5ESFor further details contact Mr Mike Goodlife on 01258 840036 or 07765 378980.

March 2018

Saturday, 3rd March, 2018 until Sunday, 4th March, 2018

South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  Further details from David Chappell or Ruth Jones on 01302 840098.

Sunday, 4th March, 2018

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society

Neville House Farm, Ingham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk , IP31 1PL.  For further details contact Paul Rowe on 01449 672645 or 07990 953935.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 4th March, 2018

Makerfield Ploughing Society

Brook House Farm, Eccleston, St Helens. For further details contact Jeanette Houghton on 07974 170675.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 11th March, 2018

Morville Countryside Club

Grindle Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9JR. For further details contact Rachel Barker on 01746 785656.

Saturday, 17th March, 2018

Herefordshire Ploughing Association

Biddlestone, St Owens Cross, Hereford, HR9 6NS.  For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 569377

Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Chertsey Agricultural Association

Wey Manor Farm, Wey Manor Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT15 3JQ. For further details contact Dorian Mead on 01784 462608 or 07973 392628

Sunday, 18th March, 2018

South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club (SEVAC)

Hadlow College, Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 0AL.  For further details contact Steve Pike on 07976 382511.

Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Isle of Wight Charity Ploughing Match

Kern Farm, Alverstone, Isle of Wight.  For further details contact Ricky Attrill on 01983 521135 or 07970 042973.

Saturday, 24th March, 2018

Whitchurch YFC Ploughing Match

Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Further information from Stuart Vickers on 07710 338138.  Includes A National Vintage Area Finals. (cancelled from Cheshire 2017).

April 2018

Saturday, 7th April, 2018

Bath & Trowbridge Ploughing Society

Newton Meadows, Newton St Loe, Bath.  For further details contact Paul Withers on 07831 841050 or 01373 834535.

Sunday, 8th April, 2018

Memorial Ploughing Match Ltd

New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight. (follow the signs from Shorwell Church).  For further details contact Karen Sheath on 07922 783091.

September 2018

Sunday, 2nd September, 2018

Leominster & District Agricultural Improvement Society

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Anne Williams on 01568 615365.   

Sunday, 2nd September, 2018

West End & Windlesham Agricultural & Horticultural Society

Manor Farm, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3PU. For further details contact Ron Goff on 01483 475645 or 07899 048030

Saturday, 8th September, 2018

Bradworthy & District Ploughing Association

Devon.  For further details contact Rose Wooldridge on 01409 261388.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018

National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club - Thames Valley Group

Berkshire.  For further details contact Roger Hannington on 01189 832030 or 07720 760892. 

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018

Witheridge & District Ploughing Association

Tree Farm, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon. For further details contact Raymond Govier on 01884 860576.  

Saturday, 22nd September, 2018

Northern Counties Ploughing Association

Tyne & Wear.   For further details contact:  Reg Wilkinson on 01434 600809. 

Sunday, 23rd September, 2018

Cullompton & District Ploughing Association

Devon. For further details contact Sarah Hammett on 01392 461268. 

Sunday, 23rd September, 2018

Surrey County Agricultural Society

Surrey. For further details contact:  Andrea Hill on 01483 890810. Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018

Cheshire Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society

 For further details contact Susan Ball on 01260 270180/07703.  

Saturday, 29th September, 2018

Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford Ploughing Association

Friars Court, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SY.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.  For further details contact Megan Saunders on 07393 437365.

October 2018

Saturday, 6th October, 2018

Salisbury & District Agricultural Club

 Salisbury, Wiltshire.   For further details contact Alison Snook on 01722 426850.

Sunday, 7th October, 2018

Dorchester Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

For further details contact Rebecca Cox on 01305 264249.

Saturday, 13th October, 2018 until Sunday, 14th October, 2018

68th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Orton on the Hill, Atherstone, Warwickshire.  By kind permission of William Corbett Farms Ltd.  Further information from the Society of Ploughmen on 01302 852469

Saturday, 20th October, 2018

Warwick Vintage Tractor & Machinery Society

Preston-on-Stour, nr Stratford-on-Avon, CV37 8NG.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.  For further details contact Andy Bean on 01926 817934.

Sunday, 21st October, 2018

Barton upon Humber & District Ploughing Society

Wold Road, Worlaby Topp, Brigg, North Lincolnshire. DN20 0N5.  For further details contact Mrs M Scowen on 01469 530741. Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 27th October, 2018

Western Area Agricultural Competitions

Silena Farm, Sparnon, ST. Buryan Penzance Cornwall, TR19 6HQ. For further details contact Simon Hollywood on 01736 810460.

Ploughing Events Across the UK

Ploughing matches are held across the UK and throughout the year. They offer the chance for both novice and experienced ploughmen and women to take part. It's also a fantastic day out for families and people who enjoy the countryside and rural living.

The British National Ploughing Championships


The high point of the British competition ploughing season is the annual British National Ploughing Championships. With classes for conventional, reversible and horse-drawn ploughs as well as vintage tractors and ploughs.

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Local Ploughing Matches


  • Newborough YFC
  • Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match
  • South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match
  • Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society

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