About the Newark Vintage and Heritage Tractor Show
Newark-on-Trent or Newark is forever linked to the Countess of Mercia, who with her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, owned the land in the 11th century. The legend is that the Countess, better known as Lady Godiva, rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry to protest taxes that her husband imposed on their tenants. Later versions describe a man by the name of Tom who was struck blind as he watched her ride. The term “Peeping Tom” originated from the tale. Today Newark is better known for the Newark Vintage and Heritage Tractor Show that takes place in early November.
Exhibitionists posing as opponents of oppressive taxation, voyeurs, and royalty are all welcome at the Tractor Show held on a Saturday and Sunday at the County Showground on Lincoln Road near Winthorpe Village. Last year’s show featured over 1,100 exhibits and welcomed thousands of visitors.
The exhibits include hundreds of vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, military and stationary engines from the UK and Europe. Hobbyists will be able to find that missing part they need from the trade stands selling vintage parts and equipment. Visitors will not go hungry as there will be delicious food and drinks and activities for the whole family. Saturday is Auction day and Sunday is the “Sort out” for collectors and enthusiasts.
Newark Vintage and Heritage Tractor Show
The Show organiser is the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS), one of the premier trade fair organisers. The origins of NNAS date back to 1799 and it is a registered charity for supporting agriculture throughout Nottinghamshire and beyond.
Entry To The Event
The gates are open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The advance entry fee is £10.00 per day with a same-day walk-up fee of £12.00 per day. Members of the Nottinghamshire County Show will benefit from a free entry as will those under the age of 17 accompanied by a paying adult.
Somewhere to Stay in Nottinghamshire
Campers in the designated public camping area who take advantage of the Weekend Experience will get the best deal. For £60.00, three nights of camping (Friday through Sunday) plus 4 adult weekend passes to the Tractor Show is included. People looking for hotels, Inns, and B&B have many options in the Newark area.
Getting To The County Showground
The showground is located to the north east of Newark-on-trent and is well signposted. Use either the A46, A17 or A1 access roads depending on your direction of travel.
Other Things To Do Around Winthorpe
We can’t promise any long-haired naked ladies on horseback during your visit to Newark but there are many other activities to enjoy. The National Civil War Centre in the Newark Museum offers a glimpse of the 16th century battle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers. If you prefer to explore more recent history the Newark Air Museum is another great place to spend a few hours.
A few more things to remember: Car parking, including disabled parking, is free. Dogs are allowed but keep them on a leash and on their best behaviour. Wi-Fi is available in certain areas. Baby changing stations and other disabled facilities are available in the Showground buildings. We are not responsible for your wife if she decides to disrobe and hop on a vintage tractor to create a new legend.
When is the next Newark Vintage and Heritage Tractor Show?
The Newark Vintage and Heritage Tractor Show is planned to take place at The County Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY, Saturday 7th November, 2020. This is a Weekend Vintage Show.
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