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 2020

Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (Nottinghamshire Group)

Doncaster Farm, Brake Lane, Boughton, Newark, NG22 9NE.  For further details contact Simon Durant 07974 080117 or John Crowder 07734 467196.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final re-arranged from 2019 (to qualify for the 2020 British National Ploughing Championships).

Saturday, 8th February, 2020

Society of Ploughmen Ploughing Seminar - Feb 8

Oswestry, Shropshire.   Please email or telephone the Society of Ploughmen 01302 852469 for further details.

Pre-booked places only.  

Sunday, 16th February, 2020

Newborough YFC

Drain Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7SG.  For further details contact Gavin Harris on 07765 917218 or Robert Harris on 07787 701478.

Saturday, 29th February, 2020

East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club

Littlethorpe, Rudston, Driffield, East Yorkshire.  For further details email Fiona Witty. Includes a National Vintage Area Final & a Ferguson Area Final re-arranged from 2019 (to qualify for the 2020 British National Ploughing Championships).

Saturday, 29th February, 2020

Norfolk Farm Machinery Club (NORMAC)

Little Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk. For further details contact Chris Thomas on 01986 788209 or 07968 665761.

March 2020

Saturday, 7th March, 2020

Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match

White Farm, Moor Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset.  For further details contact Nick Rymer on 07766 292820.

Saturday, 7th March, 2020 until Sunday, 8th March, 2020

South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

Saturday Match at Barnby Dun, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  Sunday Match at Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  For further details contact David Chappell or Ruth Jones on 01302 840098.  

Sunday, 8th March, 2020

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, 8th March, 2020

Morville Countryside Club

** MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS **

Apley Home Farm, Norton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, TF11 9EL.  For further details contact Tony Maiklem on 01746 789666.

Saturday, 14th March, 2020

Flintshire Farmers Ploughing Society

Plas Newydd, Pontblyddyn, Chester, CH7 4HY.  For further details contact Bridget Thomas on 01352 375834.  

Saturday, 14th March, 2020

Herefordshire Ploughing Association

Llanwarne Court, Llanwarne, Hereford, HR2 8JE.  For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 569377

Saturday, 21st March, 2020

Whitchurch YFC Ploughing Match

***  MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Whitchurch, Shropshire.  For further details contact Stuart Vickers on 07710 338138.   Includes a National Vintage Area Final postponed from 2019 (to qualify for the 2020 British National Ploughing Championships)

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020

Friends of Ferguson Heritage Plough School / Improvement Day

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire, NN6 6EP.  Further information from Peter Lawrence 07952 311933 or Sarah Chambers 07715 121696.

Saturday, 28th March, 2020

Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Land at Coedana, Llanerch-y-Medd, Anglesey, North Wales, LL71 8ER.  For further details contact Gwenda Potter on 07342 964358.  Entry forms via the website link.

Sunday, 29th March, 2020

Chertsey Agricultural Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS & RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

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

Sunday, 29th March, 2020

South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club (SEVAC)

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Golf Farm, Devils Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ.  For further details contact Mrs Jo Parnaby on 01444 831142 or 07985 319902.

Sunday, 29th March, 2020

Barugh & District Ploughing Association - Training Day

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. For further details contact John Hill on 07976 918976 

April 2020

Sunday, 12th April, 2020

Selby Charity Ploughing Match

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Burn, Selby, North Yokrshire, YO8 8LD  Further details from Brendan Glavin on 01757 704462

Monday, 13th April, 2020

Carmarthenshire Ploughing Society

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Wales.  Further information from Jane Sharp on 01267 211234.

Saturday, 18th April, 2020

Woodhouse Vintage Ploughing Competition

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Woodhouse Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9BA.  Further information from Mrs G Broucke on 07831 864687

Sunday, 26th April, 2020

Isle of Wight Charity Ploughing Match

***  CANCELLED DUE TO RISKS OF COVID-19  ***   

Kern Farm, Alverstone, Isle of Wight,  PO36 0EY.  For further details contact Ricky Attrill on  07970 042973.

August 2020

Sunday, 16th August, 2020

Banbury & District Vintage Ploughing Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Rousham, Bicester, Oxon.  For further details contact Graham Clifton on 01869  347273. 

September 2020

Saturday, 5th September, 2020

Pandy & Monnowside Ploughing Society

 Monmouthshire.  Further details from Hazel Williams on 01873 890160 or 07903 765689

Sunday, 6th September, 2020

Romney Marsh Ploughing & Cultivations Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Kent.  For further details contact Alan Higgs 07785 783662. 

Saturday, 12th September, 2020

Bradworthy & District Ploughing Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

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

Saturday, 12th September, 2020

Llanwarne & District Agricultural Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 569377.  

Sunday, 13th September, 2020

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Lichfield District

Halane Home Farm, Sandhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 9DJ.  For further details contact Mrs V Myatt on 01543 321760 

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020

Witheridge & District Ploughing Association

West Lutworthy Farm, East Worlington, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4SW . For further details contact Raymond Govier on 01884 860576.  

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

Laughton & District Agricultural Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***  

Newick, East Sussex.  For further details contact Shauna Fenner on 07737 668077.

Thursday, 17th September, 2020

Colaton Raleigh & District Ploughing Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Rydon Farm, Woodbury, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1LB.  For further details contact Mrs Kathy Ralph on 01395 743530.  

Thursday, 17th September, 2020

Forest of Arden Agricultural Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.  For further details contact Sue Westmacott on 01564 793746. 

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Bridgwater & District Agricultural Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED  ***   

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

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Biddenden, Kent.  For further details contact Liz Copping on 07872 501951.

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Greenstead Green & District Agricultural Club

Michael Butlers Farms, Petersfield Farm, Petersfield Lane, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, CO7 1PU.  For further details contact Ken Vince on 01376 325363 or  07850 579413.

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Northern Counties Ploughing Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

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

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

West Grinstead & District Ploughing & Agricultural Association

Fair Oak & Burton Manor Farms, Wiston, Steyning, West Sussex. For further details contact Rowan Allan on 01903 879488.

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society - Stafford District

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Stafford. Further details from Richard Clarke on 07813 040708.  

Saturday, 19th September, 2020

Stoke Bliss & District Agricultural Improvement Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Herefordshire.  For further details contact Ann Basford on 07974 998908.

Sunday, 20th September, 2020

West Hallam & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Association

Stanley Grange Farm, Stanley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6FJ.  For further details contact the Ploughing Secretary - John Smith  on 01159 325517 or 07791 572528.  For hedgecutting entry forms only, contact Christine Battelle on 01332 751450 or 07707 834833.

Sunday, 20th September, 2020

Northern Area Vintage Ploughing Association (NAVPA)

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland. For further details contact Charlie Halliday on 01434 683626 or 07780 928560. 

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Watton & District Ploughing Match

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

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford Ploughing Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Ham Court, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2PE.   For further details contact Megan Saunders on 01993 868272 or 07393 437365.  

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Southwell & District Agricultural Society

Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AH. For further details contact Angela Hardstaff on 01159 635807 or 07974 816653. 
 

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Adcote, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. For further details contact Karen Pritchard on 01743 884628.

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

East Sussex Ploughing Match Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED  ***   

Hellingly, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4DU.  For further details contact Paul Croft on 07752 247469.

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Weobley & District Agricultural Improvement Society

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

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

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Gravesend & Rochester Agricultural Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Ringshill Farm, Wouldham, Rochester, ME1 3TP.  For further details contact Tom French on 01233 740077.

Saturday, 26th September, 2020

Petworth & District Agricultural Association

Headsfoldwood Farm, Plaistow Road, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0SX.  For further details contact Sarah Kenny on 07973 797160

Sunday, 27th September, 2020

Cullompton & District Ploughing Association

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

Sunday, 27th September, 2020

Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

Dorston Court Herefordshire HR3 6BE.  For further details contact Hannah Bengough-Sutton on 01432 274187.    

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020

Frome Young Farmers' Ploughing Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   *** 

Parsonage Farm, Horningsham, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7LF.  For further details contact  Ashley Luke on  07973 787588. 

October 2020

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Bedfordshire Young Farmers Clubs

Duck End Farm, Duck End Lane, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, MK45 3HP by kind permission of H Maskell and Son.  Further details contact Alice Redman on 07933 376816.

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Cottenham & District Ploughing Society

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

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Guildford & District Ploughing Association

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

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Dishforth Ploughing Society

***  RE-SCHEDULING UNDER REVIEW ***   

Catton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.  For further details contact Sally Walden on 01765 602487.  

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Yelvertoft Ploughing & Hedgecutting Association

***  MATCH CANCELLED   ***   

Crick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7SN.  Further details from Sharon Everton on 07732 466965

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

Truro & District Ploughing Match Society

Besowsa Farm, Besowsa, Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4HB.  For further details contact Henry Stephens on 01822 277086.  

Sunday, 4th October, 2020

Ferguson Club Ploughing Match

Ampton Hall Estates, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1JA.  For further details contact:  Henry Castle on 01284 728422.

Sunday, 4th October, 2020

Three Counties Ploughing Federation

South Yorkshire.  For further details contact Debbie Savill on 01777 838720 or 07870 397486.

Sunday, 4th October, 2020

Henley & District Agricultural Association

Wyfold Road, Gallowstree Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 9HT.  For further details contact Jo Taylor on 01491 413619

 

Sunday, 4th October, 2020

Rearsby & District YFC

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

Sunday, 4th October, 2020

Dorchester Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

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

Saturday, 10th October, 2020 until Sunday, 11th October, 2020

70th British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

***  EVENT CANCELLED   ***  RE-ARRANGED FOR 9th & 10th OCTOBER 2021  

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

Saturday, 10th October, 2020

Willingham & District Ploughing Society

Longstanton Road, Over Cambridgeshire, CB24 5PR.  For further details contact Carol Daff on 01954 230478

Sunday, 11th October, 2020

Makerfield Ploughing Society

Brookhouse Farm, Eccleston, Near St Helens.  For further details contact Jeanette Houghton on 07974 170675. 

Saturday, 17th October, 2020

Fordingbridge & District Ploughing Match Committee

Dorset.  Further details contact Sandra Dennis on 01725 552262

Saturday, 17th October, 2020

Warwick Vintage Tractor & Machinery Society

Banbury Road, Bishops Tachbrook, Warwickshire, CV33 9QJ.  For further details contact Andy Bean on 01926 817934 or 07749 651188.  

Saturday, 17th October, 2020

South West Scotland Ploughing Society

Dumfries.  Further information from Robert Copland on 07747 325635.  

Sunday, 18th October, 2020

Barton upon Humber & District Ploughing Society

Wold Farm, Worlaby Topp, Brigg, North Lincolnshire. DN20 0NS.  For further details contact Mrs M Scowen on 01469 530741. 

Sunday, 18th October, 2020

North East Derbyshire Ploughing Association

Westfield House Farm, Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 0EN.  For further details contact Alex Townroe on 07791 109566.  

Saturday, 24th October, 2020

Western Area Agricultural Competitions

Pridden, St Buryan, Penzance Cornwall, TR19 6EA.  For further details contact Simon Hollywood on 01736 810460 or 07974 713172. 

November 2020

Saturday, 7th November, 2020

Rutland Ploughing Match

Teigh Road, Ashwell, Rutland, LE15 7LR.  For further details contact Gavin Harris on 07765 917218.
 

Sunday, 8th November, 2020

Kirriemuir Ploughing Association

Woodside Farm, Forestmuir, Kirriemuir, Angus. For further details contact Juaad Al-Safaar on 01575 575829

Saturday, 14th November, 2020

Reston Ploughing Association

Berwickshire.  For further details contact Robert Barclay on 01890 870294.

Sunday, 15th November, 2020

Merse Vintage Ploughing Club

Duns Law Farm, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3SZ.  For further details contact Bill Wood on 07773 041137.  

Saturday, 28th November, 2020

Lauderdale Ploughing Society

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

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


  • Banbury & District Vintage Ploughing Society
  • Pandy & Monnowside Ploughing Society
  • Romney Marsh Ploughing & Cultivations Society
  • Bradworthy & District Ploughing Association

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