UK Ploughing Matches

Ploughing matches are held on a local level throughout the country, with the majority being held during September, October and November although many are now held in the spring.  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 and also check for any coronavirus limitations which may be in place.

March 2021

Sunday, 7th March, 2021

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society


Suffolk.   For further details contact Paul Rowe on 01449 672645 or 07990 953935. 

April 2021

Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

Charity Ploughing Match

Thirsk, North Yorkshire.  For further details contact Derek Tyson on 07789 373092

September 2021

Saturday, 4th September, 2021

Watton & District Ploughing Match

Dowsett Farm, Dowsett Lane, Colliers End, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1EF. For further details contact Ivan Smith on 07788 885852. 

Sunday, 12th September, 2021

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Lichfield District

Window Farm, Cotton Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire by kind permission of D & J Sketchley.   For further details contact Mrs V Myatt on 01543 321760 

Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Bridgwater & District Agricultural Society

Chedzoy, Bridgwater, Somerset.   For further details contact Ted Bird on 01278 671874. 

Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society

Kinton Business Park, Kinton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1AY by kind permission of the Warner & Suckley families. For further details contact Karen Pritchard on 01743 884628.

Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Bradworthy & District Ploughing Association

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

Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

Witheridge & District Ploughing Association

Witheridge, Devon. For further details contact Rachael Pincombe on 01884 855331.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Friday, 24th September, 2021

Weobley & District Agricultural Improvement Society

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Rachel Griffiths on 01544 327343. 

Saturday, 25th September, 2021

Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford Ploughing Association

Manor Farm, Hatford, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8JH.   For further details contact Megan Saunders on 01993 868272 or 07393 437365.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 25th September, 2021

Southwell & District Agricultural Society

Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire. For further details contact Ema Cross on 01623 884289.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 26th September, 2021

Cullompton & District Ploughing Association

Devon. For further details contact Sarah Hammett on 01392 469025. 

Sunday, 26th September, 2021

Sheepy & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Association

Staffordshire. For further details contact Mrs Pat Rowland on 07939 162259.  

Wednesday, 29th September, 2021

Mendip Ploughing Society

Stanton Wick Farm, Pensford, Bristol.   For further details contact Jim King on 07810 413664 or Judith Osborne on 07783 709619.  

October 2021

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Salisbury & District Agricultural Club

Vineys Farm, Amesbury, Wiltshire.   For further details contact Alison Snook on 07929 911286.

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Rearsby & District YFC

Rearsby, Leicestershire.  For further details contact Romany Marshall on 07599 663321.   

Saturday, 9th October, 2021 until Sunday, 10th October, 2021

70th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Mindrum Mill, Mindrum, Northumberland, TD12 4QL.  By kind permission of D Harvey & Son. 
Further information from the Society of Ploughmen on 01302 852469

Sunday, 10th October, 2021

Morville Heath Vintage Ploughing Club

Shropshire.  For further details contact Tony Maiklem on 01746 789666.

Saturday, 16th October, 2021

Warwick Vintage Tractor & Machinery Society

B4100, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.  For further details contact Andy Bean on 01926 817934 or 07749 651188.  

Saturday, 23rd October, 2021

Western Area Agricultural Competitions

Pridden Farm, St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6EA by kind permission of the Trewern family.  For further details contact Simon Hollywood on 07974 713172. 

November 2021

Sunday, 28th November, 2021

Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match

Budby, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. For further details contact:  Ben Vincent on 07581 009507.  

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

  • Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society
  • Morville Countryside Club
  • Charity Ploughing Match
  • Watton & District Ploughing Match

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