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.

October 2021

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Cottenham & District Ploughing Society

Histon Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, CB24 8UJ. For further details contact Paul Smith on 01954 252578.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Crewkerne YFC

Hinton Park Farm, Hinton St George, Crewkerne, Somerset,  TA17 8TL.  For further details contact Abbie Bonning on 07469 235472

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Dishforth Ploughing Society

Village Farm, Catton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.  For further details contact Sally Walden on 01765 602487.   Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Salisbury & District Agricultural Club

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

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Burton District

Dunstall Crossroads, Rangemore, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.  For further details contact Kate Tomlinson on 01283 820012

Saturday, 2nd October, 2021

Wormside Agricultural Improvement Society

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Katie Dyke on 07583 965281

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Newbury & District Agricultural Society

Fishers Farm, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire. For further details contact Judith Marcham on 07760 375512

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Launceston & Callington Ploughing Association


Launceston, Cornwall.  For further details contact Jane Howlett on 01752 840468.

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Ledbury Ploughing Society

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Alistair Young on 01531 634301.

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Rearsby & District YFC

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

Sunday, 3rd October, 2021

Northern Heavy Horse Society - Charity Ploughing Match

Long Lane, Seamer, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  In aid of the Yorkshrie Air Ambulance & St Catherine's Scarborough.  For further details contact James Carter on 07783 714372

Wednesday, 6th October, 2021

Brailsford & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society

Bradley Pastures, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1LP.  Further information from George Spencer on 01335 370158. 

Saturday, 9th October, 2021

Willingham & District Ploughing Society

Low Low, Rampton Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5JG.  For further details contact Carol Daff on 01954 230478

Sunday, 10th October, 2021

Morville Heath Vintage Ploughing Club

Norton, Telford, Shropshire, TF11 9EE by kind permission of the Dalton Family.  For further details contact Tony Maiklem on 01746 789666.

Sunday, 10th October, 2021

Dorchester Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

Dorchester, Dorset.  For further details contact Will Hyde on 01305 264249.

Saturday, 16th October, 2021

Sussex County Ploughing Association

Hook House Farm, Isaacs Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4RT.  For further details contact  Gill Piper on 01273 983381.   Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

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.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 17th October, 2021

Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match

Manor Farm, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, BH21 5NL  For further details contact Nick Rymer on 07771 282822

Sunday, 17th October, 2021

Barton upon Humber & District Ploughing Society

Worlaby Top, Brigg, North Lincolnshire.  For further details contact Mrs M Scowen on 01469 530741.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.  PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the current climate no spectators will be allowed at this ploughing match.

Sunday, 17th October, 2021

North East Derbyshire Ploughing Association

Elmton Park Farm, Elmton, near Bolsover, Derbyshire, S80 4ND.  For further details contact Alex Townroe on 07791 109566.  

Wednesday, 20th October, 2021

Ashover & District Young Farmers Ploughing Association

Span Carr Farm, Matlock Road, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0LJ.  For further details contact Sally West on 07462 872120.

Saturday, 23rd October, 2021

Barugh & District Ploughing Association

Mount Farm, Woolley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 2JJ . For further details contact James Horsfield on 01226 382898

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. 

Saturday, 23rd October, 2021

South West Scotland Ploughing Society

Dumfries by kind permission of the SRUC Crichton Royal Farms.  For further details contact Robert Copland on 07747 325635.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Saturday, 30th October, 2021

Deeping & District Agricultural Association

Cross Road, Deeping Fen, Peterborough, PE6 9QE by kind permission of Mr Robert Peasgood trading as Peasgood & Sons.   For further details contact Philip Garford on 07860 797887 or Edward Whitfield on 07977 360508

Sunday, 31st October, 2021

Chichester Ploughing Match

Hundred Steddle Farm, Tile Barn Lane, Bracklesham, West Sussex, PO20 7BL by kind permission of Mr Stuart Strange.  For further details contact Mike Rowland on 078911 075715

Sunday, 31st October, 2021

Charity Ploughing Match -

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

Sunday, 31st October, 2021

Chippenham Young Farmers Ploughing Match Committee

Leaze Farm, Stanton St Quintin, Chippenham, Wiltshire by kind permission of the Plummer Family.  For further details contact Naomi Reynolds on 07780 702573.

November 2021

Saturday, 6th November, 2021

Rutland Ploughing Match

Ashwell, Oakham, Rutland.  For further details contact Gavin Harris on 07765 917218.

Sunday, 7th November, 2021

Brandesburton Young Farmers Club

Routh, Beverley East Yorkshire.  For further details contact Sarah Dean on 07889 886163

Saturday, 13th November, 2021

Reston Ploughing Association

Eccles Tofts, Greenlaw, Berwickshire.  For further details contact Robert Barclay on 01890 870294.

Sunday, 14th November, 2021

Merse Vintage Ploughing Club

Mount Hooly, Jedburgh, TD8 6TJ.  For further details contact Bill Wood on 07773 041137.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 14th November, 2021

Kirriemuir Ploughing Association

Woodside Farm, Forestmuir, Forfar, Angus, DD8 3TP. For further details contact Juaad Al-Safaar on 01575 575829

Saturday, 27th November, 2021

Lauderdale Ploughing Society

Midburn Farm, Oxton, Lauder, Berwickshire,TD2 6PG.  For further details contact Keith Robertson on 01578 722685.

Saturday, 27th November, 2021

Three Counties Ploughing Federation

High Common Lane, off the A638 between Bawtry and Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6HA.   For further details contact Debbie Savill on 01777 838720 or 07870 397486.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 28th November, 2021

Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match

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

February 2022

Saturday, 19th February, 2022

East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club

Littlethorpe, Rudston, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4JF.  For further details contact Fiona Witty on 01723 890811.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

March 2022

Saturday, 5th March, 2022 until Sunday, 6th March, 2022

South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  For further details contact David Chappell or Ruth Jones on 01302 840098.  

Sunday, 6th March, 2022

Makerfield Ploughing Society

Lancashire.  For further details contact Jeanette Houghton on 07974 170675.  

Sunday, 27th March, 2022

Salopian Ploughing Society

South side of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  For further details contact Robert Ball on 07712 640157

April 2022

Saturday, 2nd April, 2022

Herefordshire Ploughing Association

Upper Moraston, Sellack, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6RE.  For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 569377

Sunday, 3rd April, 2022

Herefordshire Charity Ploughing Match

Harewood End, Hereford.  For further details contact Jon Cole on 07866 460917

September 2022

Sunday, 11th September, 2022

Vale of Glamorgan Ploughing & Hedging Society

Redlands Farm, Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6TQ by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Tudor Harris.  For further details contact Sarah Radcliffe on 07855 414759

Saturday, 17th September, 2022

Northern Counties Ploughing Association

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland.   For further details contact Reg Wilkinson on 01434 600809.  

Sunday, 18th September, 2022

Northern Area Vintage Ploughing Association (NAVPA)

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland.  For further details contact Charlie Halliday on  07780 928560.  

Sunday, 18th September, 2022

Salopian Ploughing Society -

North side of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  For further details contact Robert Ball on 07712 640157

October 2022

Saturday, 8th October, 2022 until Sunday, 9th October, 2022

71st British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Chatsworth Estate, near Glapwell, North East Derbyshire.  By kind permission of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.
Further information from the Society of Ploughmen on 01302 852469


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

  • East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club
  • South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match
  • Makerfield Ploughing Society
  • Salopian Ploughing Society

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