Tractors will have been spotted more often on our roads as harvest peaked and Suffolk Food Hall is set to once again celebrate the culmination of farmer’s hard work throughout the year so far. Maintaining the cornerstones of its success so far, the event provides free entry and parking, a wealth of different activities and a fun, family-centred atmosphere whilst supporting local charities through the Suffolk Community Foundation.
Based on its own farm with panoramic views of the River Orwell and close links to local agriculture in many ways, Suffolk Food Hall plays host to all things tractor as the harvest draws to a close. Of course, there are tractors of all shapes, sizes, conditions and ages, with a rally from Tattingstone Tractors likely to take the numbers past 40. Returning for another year like so many other exhibitors is Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club with a unique off road assault course. They will be alongside Kimmy’s Mobile Petting Zoo, debutants for this year’s event, and bringing plenty of animals. The animals do not stop there local Hill Farm equestrian centre is bringing along ponies for rides.
The entertainment continues; the music stage welcomes old friends Keith Sadler and Meg Hughes for their third respective appearances. Adding different styles to the stage are trio The Three Chordettes and folk sound Silbury Hill. Known for its food, Suffolk Food Hall will be putting on a BBQ, showcasing the award winning burger, made from the herd of their very own Red Poll cattle as well as handmade sausages found on all Cookhouse breakfasts. Local brewer, Beer & Co are on hand to provide the perfect accompaniments to the food on offer, alongside Suffolk Punch Prosecco Bar, so refreshment is readily available. For one lucky winner, the treats of the day will continue for weeks as a luxurious hamper is up for grabs in the days main competition tucked full of treats from across this, and other counties.
Event organiser Russ Haddow explained ‘with it being our third Tractor Fair we are planning to combine the best of both previous attempts, and provide something fun and exciting for all ages whether they have been before or not, that makes them want to come again’. As well as reaching a milestone for attendees, the event is working hard to break their previous fundraising record to support the work of Suffolk Community Foundation. If you want to be a part of the day, it runs from 10am to 5pm.
Saturday 26th August
Suffolk Food Hall
For more information on the event, visit www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/tractorfair