Chloe Tiplady (aged five) and her sister Sophia (aged seven) playing on the toy tractors

Here are 21 pictures of visitors enjoying the much-loved Tractor Fest at Newby Hall in Ripon last weekend

Bumper crowds of visitors and enthusiasts helped make this year’s Tractor Fest at Newby Hall in Ripon the ‘best ever’ say organisers.

By Lucy Chappell
Thursday, 9th June 2022, 11:00 am

The country's largest tractor festival took place over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend in celebration of the Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch.

Held from Friday to Sunday, Tractor Fest attracted thousands of visitors who were treated to an extravaganza of vintage tractors displayed across the grounds of Newby Hall.

The festival also showcased vintage cars, lorries, stationary engines, commercial vehicles and motorcycles from across the United Kingdom and abroad.

To the delight of the crowds, the event was made extra special by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) flying a Hawker Hurricane over the show.

Kevin Watson, Yorkshire Vintage Association Chairman, said: “We are delighted with the turnout and support for this year’s Tractor Fest which was all the more special for being held over three days of the Jubilee weekend.

“Visitor numbers and the range of exhibitors made it our best ever Tractor Fest and we’re so pleased to have brought it back after a two-year break with the continued support of our sponsors who cannot be thanked enough.”

Other highlights of the show were displays of 70-year-old Jubilee and Coronation vintage tractors including a gold tractor and more than 100 pre-1922 tractors.

Also on display were eight Victorian engines and 100-year-old stationary engines.

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