The Society of Ploughmen is a registered charity run by volunteers from the farming community and organises the annual British National Ploughing Championships in a different part of the country each year.
Not only do we have the country’s top ploughmen - and women - taking part, (usually around 250 of them over the two days) with conventional, reversible, vintage, classic, Fergies, horticultural, horses and more, but we have an extensive trade stand area and machinery demonstrations. Companies involved will be from a varied range of agri-business, from tractors to tyres, seeds to fertilisers, finance to tools.
And for the farming family it offers a rare working glimpse of how farming has changed over the past 300 years – magnificent heavy horses, giant steam engines and displays of many styles of vintage tractors and equipment. With trade stands, shopping stalls and country crafts, it’s a great day out!
We are celebrating the 70th Championships in 2021 and the event is planned for 9th & 10th October on a 250 acre site at Mindrum, Northumberland, just on the Scottish border by kind permission of D Harvey & Son. Please note we are watching the Covid-19 situation very closely and will advise if there are any changes.
Next year’s Championships will be held on 8th & 9th October 2022 on the Chatsworth Estate at Glapwell, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire by kind permission of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.
The British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary when the event will be held on 9th & 10th October at Mindrum, Northumberland.