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Tractor fun for all the family

PUBLISHED: 12:28 11 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:28 11 August 2015

Vintage Tractor day at the Museum of East Anglian Life Stowmarket

Vintage Tractor day at the Museum of East Anglian Life Stowmarket

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Celebrate harvest at a Tractor Fair fun day, Suffolk Food Hall, Saturday August 29

The local harvest is in full swing, with tractors and combines buzzing around our countryside. The weather is holding, so bushels are being gathered whilst the sun shrines. What better way to celebrate the county’s heritage than at a Tractor Fair on the bank holiday Saturday? A family fun day, free entry, in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, with vintage and modern machines, lots of sideshows and an Aspalls tent to applaud all the hard work.

Over 50 vintage and modern tractors are due to attend a Tractor Fair at the Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday August 29 for an open day in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation. Free to exhibitors, free parking and free entry; there will be lots to see from local clubs who will be on a tractor rally across the fields finishing in the front paddock, a ‘have a go’ JCB, tractor rides, mega-machines, trucks, toy tractors and much more. Watch the Suffolk Food Hall directors go head to head in a tractor rope pull, enjoy listening to local bands on the ‘truck’ stage, including Meg Burrows who will be performing harvest related spoken word especially for the event and alternative rock trio, Reno and Rome.

Suffolk Food Hall is situated underneath the Orwell bridge, in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Tractor Fair will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 29th August. There will be competitions with excellent prizes including a brand new Audi A3 from Fork-Rent and hampers to win. Tuckwells will have their toy tractor showcase, along with exhibits from AgriHire, TNS, Ernest Doe, other big tractor names and brands.

Organiser of the Tractor Fair, Russ Haddow says: “What’s not to love? A family fun day, everyone can come along, have a look at Suffolk’s best farm machinery, have your photo taken next to a vintage tractor or in a felfie (farming selfie) photo booth, soak up the sounds of local talent playing on the stage, just what a celebration should be, and all washed down with a pint from the Aspall’s tent.” Caroline Gould, Events Manager at the Suffolk Food Hall added, “It’s a free event, simply raising money for the Community Foundation. I’ve got kids and I know my motto in the summer holidays is ‘fun and free’ and that’s what our Tractor fair is all about.”

The event will raise money for Suffolk Community Foundation who are based nearby in Wherstead and ensure fundraising reaches our local communities who need it most. If you would like to be a part of it or see the line-up please visit www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/tractorfair or follow the build-up on twitter @suffolkfoodhall #tractorfair for the most up to date information.

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