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 2017

Saturday, 4th February, 2017

Salisbury & District Agricultural Club

MATCH POSTPONED UNTIL 7th OCTOBER.  For further details contact Alison Snook on 01722 426850.

Sunday, 19th February, 2017

Newborough YFC

Drain Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7PU.  Further information from Robert on 07787 701478 or Gavin on 07765 917218

Sunday, 26th February, 2017

Collingham & District Agricultural Society

Nottinghamshire. For further details contact Mike Childerley on 01509 881134.

March 2017

Saturday, 4th March, 2017

Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match

Manswood, Wichampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5BHFor further details contact Mr Mike Goodlife on 01258 840036 or 07765 378980.

Saturday, 4th March, 2017 until Sunday, 5th March, 2017

South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

Barnby Dun, Doncaster, South Yorkshire and Lindholme, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Also includes the Five Nations Ploughing Challenge postponed from 2016.   Further details from David Chappell or Ruth Jones on 01302 840098.

Sunday, 5th March, 2017

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.  

Sunday, 5th March, 2017

South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club (SEVAC)

Church Farm, West Street, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0GN.  Further information from Jo Parnaby on 01444 831142.

Saturday, 11th March, 2017

Herefordshire Ploughing Association

Wharton Farm, Weston-under-Penyard, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7JX. For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 768320.

Saturday, 11th March, 2017

Flintshire Farmers Ploughing Society

Barras, Wrexham, North Wales.  For further details contact Margaret Jennings on 01352 715404.   Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 12th March, 2017

Chertsey Agricultural Association

Wey Manor Farm, Wey Manor Road, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 2DS. For further details contact Dorian Mead on 01784 462608 or 07973 392628

Sunday, 12th March, 2017

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, 12th March, 2017

Morville Countryside Club

Land adjacent to B4176 between Royal Oak & Sutton Maddock, Shropshire, TF11 9ES. For further details contact Rachel Barker on 01746 785656

Sunday, 19th March, 2017

RABI Charity Ploughing Match - March

Nailstone, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0PY. For further details contact Richard Hewitt on 07971 278001.

Sunday, 26th March, 2017

Whitchurch YFC Ploughing Match

Prees Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JT.  Further information from Stuart Vickers on 07710 338138

Sunday, 26th March, 2017

Isle of Wight Charity Ploughing Match

Newport, Isle of Wight.  Further information from Jean Attrill on 01983 521135

April 2017

Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

Memorial Ploughing Match Ltd

New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight.   For further details contact Karen Sheath on 07922 783091.

Saturday, 15th April, 2017

Wareham & Purbeck YFC & Vintage Ploughing Match

Wareham, Dorset. For further details contact:  Paddy Sinnick on 01929 553816.

Monday, 17th April, 2017

Carmarthenshire Ploughing Society -

Carmarthenshire, Wales.  Further information from Jane Sharp on 01267 211234

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

Builth & District Ploughing & Hedging Society

Gilfach Farm, Llangorse, Brecon, Powys.  For further details contact Sam Davies on 01591 620627.

Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

Hereford Charity Ploughing Match

Upper Monkton, St Weonards, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 8PF.. For further details contact John Harris on 07989 980422.

September 2017

Saturday, 2nd September, 2017

Pandy & Monnowside Ploughing Society

Oldcastle Court Farm, Pandy, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7PH.  Further details from Hazel Williams on 01873 890160 or 07903 765689

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017

North Cumbria Tractor Club

Tarn House, Little Selkeld, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1NP. For further details contact Colin & Sandra Hewetson on 07425 879403.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017

Romney Marsh Ploughing & Cultivations Society

Kent Ditch, Romney Marsh, Kent.  For further details contact Alan Higgs 07785 783662.

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017

West End & Windlesham Agricultural & Horticultural Society

Manor Farm, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3PU. For further details contact Mrs A Astall on 01483 480342

Saturday, 9th September, 2017 until Sunday, 10th September, 2017

Bradworthy & District Ploughing Association

Cleve Farm, Buckworthy, Devon.  Celebrating 100 years of Blue Force.  Further details from Jess James on 07826 152589.

Saturday, 9th September, 2017

Llanwarne & District Agricultural Society

Hollington Farm, Holme Lacy, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6LY.  Further details from Nigel Morris on 01989 768320

Sunday, 10th September, 2017

Badsworth Vintage Ploughing Club

Elmsall Lodge Farm, Doncaster Road, Badsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 1BB. For further details contact Geoff Harrison on 01924 492878.

Saturday, 16th September, 2017

Bridgwater & District Agricultural Society

Huntworth (adjacent to j24 M5), near Bridgwater, Somerset. For further details contact Ted Bird on 01278 671874. 

Saturday, 16th September, 2017

Greenstead Green & District Agricultural Club

W Seabrook & Sons, Little Leigh's Hall Farm, Church Lane, Little Leigh's, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1PG. For further details contact Ken Vince on 07850 579413.

Saturday, 16th September, 2017

West Grinstead & District Ploughing & Agricultural Association

Westons Farm, Itchingfield, Horsham, West Sussex. For further details contact Rowan Allan on 01903 879488.

Saturday, 16th September, 2017 until Sunday, 17th September, 2017

Welsh Ploughing Association

Saturday 16th - Five Nations Ploughing Challenge.  Sunday 17th - All Wales Ploughing Championships at Boverton Place Farm, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1UB.  For further details contact:  Heather Davies on 01982 554414

Saturday, 16th September, 2017

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Stafford District

Deer Park Farm, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BB.  Further details from Richard Clarke on 07813 040708.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017

Witheridge & District Ploughing Association

Puddington, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8PF. For further details contact Raymond Govier on 01884 860576.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017

Laughton & District Agricultural Society

Preston Court Farm, Littledene, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LB. For further details contact Shauna Fenner on 07737 668077.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017

Forest of Arden Agricultural Society

Sherbourne Park, Barford Road, Sherbourne, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. For further details contact Sue Westmacott on 01564 793746.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final

Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

Watton & District Ploughing Match

Watkins Hall Farm, Watton on Stone, Hertfordshire. For further details contact Mr I E Smith on 07788 885852. Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

Lanreath & District Ploughing Association

Tregays Farm, St Winnow, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0LG.  For further details contact Diana Stephens on 01503 230223

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

Cullompton & District Ploughing Association

Ellerhayes, Silverton, Exeter, Devon. For further details contact Sarah Hammett on 01392 461268. 

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

West of England Ploughing Association

Tresaddern Farm, St Columb, Cornwall, TR9 6HJ.  For further details contact Linda Williams on 01726 860401.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

Surrey County Agricultural Society

Eashing Farm, Godalming, Surrey. For further details contact:  Rebecca Hill on 01483 890810. Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

Rochford Hundred Vintage Tractor & Engine Club

Hawkwell Hall Farm, Hawkwell, Rochford, Essex, SS5 4LL  Further information from Ken McVittie on 01702 258452 or 07786 233844.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.    

Saturday, 30th September, 2017

Southwell & District Agricultural Society

Kirklington, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8NX. For further details contact Angela Hardstaff on 0115 963 3654 or 07974 816653. 

Saturday, 30th September, 2017

Guildford & District Ploughing Association

Ryde Farm Estate, Ripley, Surrey. For further details contact Mick & Janet Hill on 01403 257969.

Saturday, 30th September, 2017

Mendip Ploughing Society

Stanton Wick Farm, Stanton Wick, Nr Pensford, Bristol BS39 4DB.  Further details from Jim King on 01275 332402 or 07810 413664

October 2017

Sunday, 1st October, 2017

Launceston & Callington Ploughing Association

Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Callington, Cornwall. For further details contact Pauline Thompson on 01566 773619.  

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017

Royal South Bucks Agricultural Association

Parmoor, Buckinghamshire.  Further details from Andy Hall on 0118 971 4191 or 07818 040507

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Bedfordshire Young Farmers Clubs

Kingshill Farm, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9DX.  Further details from Jane Helliwell 01234 765903

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Northern Counties Ploughing Association

Northumberland.   For further details contact:  Reg Wilkinson on 01434 600809. 

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Sturton, Stow & District Ploughing Society

Flat Tops, Normanby-by-Stow, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5LQ. For further details contact Margaret Hudson 01427 612590.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Cottenham & District Ploughing Society

Cottenham, Cambridgeshire. For further details contact Paul Smith on 01954 252578

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Basingstoke & District Agricultural Society

Basingstoke, Hampshire.  Further details contact Ms Rowan Hill on 07808 721430

Saturday, 7th October, 2017

Salisbury & District Agricultural Club -

Hurdcott Farm, Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6JB.  (Match re-arranged from 4th February).   For further details contact Alison Snook on 01722 426850.

Sunday, 8th October, 2017

Northern Area Vintage Ploughing Association (NAVPA)

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland. For further details contact Charlie Halliday on 01434 683626. Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 8th October, 2017

Ferguson Club Ploughing Match

Hall Farm, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1SL. For further details contact:  Henry Castle on 01284 728422.

Sunday, 8th October, 2017

Morville Heath Vintage Ploughing Club

ShropshireFor further details contact Susan Adams on 01746 765517.

Saturday, 14th October, 2017 until Sunday, 15th October, 2017

67th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton, Somerset.  By kind permission of Ken Coles & Family.  Further information from the Society of Ploughmen on 01302 852469

Sunday, 15th October, 2017

Barton upon Humber & District Ploughing Society

Worlaby Topp, Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Celebrating 40 years.  For further details contact Mrs M Scowen on 01469 530741.

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017

North East Derbyshire Ploughing Association

Further details from Victoria Townroe on 01623 825858 or 07791 109566.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

November 2017

Sunday, 19th November, 2017

East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club

Middleton on the Wolds, Driffield, East Yorkshire. For further details contact Fiona Witty on 01723 890811. 

Sunday, 19th November, 2017

Elwick & District Young Farmers Club

County Durham.  Further details from Emma Sanderson on 07972 520980

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

  • Collingham & District Agricultural Society
  • Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match
  • South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match
  • Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society

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