POSTPONED UNTIL 2020!
Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, we've had to postpone the Annual Ploughing Match until Spring 2020. Updates will be added here and via our social media platforms.
Visitors can enjoy the tradition of ploughing, featuring the latest state-of-the-art machinery, vintage tractors, working steam engines and the horse-drawn ploughs.
Ploughmen from across the UK, as well as young home-grown local talent, will be hoping to win top spot in each of their classes and qualify for the National Ploughing Championships.
Farming, both old and new, is brought to life in unique working demonstrations. The magnificent heavy horses decorated with ornate brass and leather harness will work alongside many different styles of vintage tractor and plough.
In contrast, top machinery firms will be demonstrating their latest, most up-to-date and powerful multi-furrow ploughing units used by today’s farmers.
As well as the Ploughing Match, the hotly contested domestic competitions will take place with an array of homemade cakes and hedgerow liqueurs. Anyone can enter and all exhibits will be auctioned off at the end of the day and proceeds go to the Society’s chosen charity for this year, The Berkshire Community Foundation; a charity that uses their local knowledge to connect supporters, large or small, to the groups and communities they want to help, making sure their donations are effective and bring the greatest benefit to those most in need
Gerry Lejeune OBE, Chief Executive at Berkshire Community Foundation commented “We are very grateful to The Royal County of Berkshire Show for choosing Berkshire Community Foundation as the 2019 Show charity. The support will make a huge difference to lives of people across Berkshire and will help us continue to fund life-changing projects in the county.”
Taking place at Fishers Farm, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, RG17 7BP. Ploughing starts at 9am and finishes at 1pm, with prize giving afterwards.
Tickets can be purchased on the gate:
Adults and concessions: £5.00
Children under 16 go free!