FFF&B Ploughing Match News http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx The latest news from Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Championships and Country Show. en-gb Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:16:14 GMT Copyright: (C) Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Championships and Country Show website A new fresh website will be appearing soon, please be patient but it will be worth the wait. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:16:14 GMT 388ca0a8-d6f1-44ac-9f5c-7e74b5d29bd0 See you next year All over for another year and what a good day we had. Thanks to all the competitors and everyone who helped out on the day it really was a fantastic day. We shall shortly change the website again but have patience until it happens. See you all again next year at Lemhill Farm, Lechlade on Saturday the 30th September. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:06:48 GMT e769d209-d2de-4247-a264-41637f5d2aab Good Weather We have a really lovely site this year with the car park, stands,marquee and main arena all on grass. The weather forecast is good so come along and no need to wear wellies. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:37:47 GMT 97591683-0817-4a59-802b-ffd05936e411 Nearly there With less than a week to go the committee have been on site marking out and this really is a lovely site with great views over to the ridgeway and most of the site on grass. So try and get there early on Saturday to be able to get round all the ploughing and attractions. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:56:02 GMT 6f221458-6587-45b0-b5bb-d74f25732706 Programme mistakes We do apologise but two mistakes have been spotted in the programme. One is the Children's section in the Homecraft is actually last years competition, so if you are entering check the shedule on the home page of the web site. And next years match will be held on the 30th September(the last Saturday in September) and not the 23rd. Sorry but we are only human and do sometimes make mistakes. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:52:05 GMT 8c7c6ef0-ac6b-43c8-ab05-2d5177a12930 Hedgelayers needed The ploughing match goes from strength to strength getting more popular every year but sadly there seem to be fewer hedgelayers about for the competition. So this year the prize money has been increased and there will be £25 cutting money for anyone completing their stint. As usual it will be Midland style, with prizes for the Open class, Juniors and a Local champion, so come on and give it a go. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:17:48 GMT a7be4b8a-95b6-4273-bce6-4c46708f07e8 What a day Well it's all over for another year. We were truly blessed with with such good weather again which made it such a good day. Thank you to all the committee,ploughmen,stewards,judges,trades people,exhibitors and everyone else that helped on the day to make it so good. See you all next year at Quenington on the last Saturday in September. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:16:45 GMT dc66dd2a-deca-42f2-a648-aa10109712ab Wellies not needed Everything is ready for a great show tomorrow. The site is a bit uneven mainly due to the vehicles driving on it today but after the heavy rain during the week it has dried out well and there is no need to wear wellies. The weather forecast is good so come along for an entertaining country day. Gates open to the public from 8.30am. Dogs are welcome especially terriers for the racing. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:14:32 GMT aa564900-e6f1-4563-887b-3ee908883d9c England V Wales World Cup Rugby in the marquee Join us in the marquee in the evening for a live broadcast on a huge screen for the rugby match. The bar will still be open and there will be a pig roast as well. It should be a great night (for the English). Come along from 7.30pm onwards with kick off at 8pm. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:08:10 GMT ff08a437-cfd8-4f04-a974-41b99455acec Change to main ring attractions Unfortunately the parade of beagles will now not take place. Sadly they will not be able to make it to the show. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:02:41 GMT 4c3e8989-721c-4f49-9a81-004a83d3777e This years site We have another really excellent site again this year. The ploughing will all be in the same field as the marquee and main ring. Superb ploughing ground, and the hedgelaying competition will be on a good hedge very close to the site. So if the weather is right it should be a really special day. See you there. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:10:17 GMT e6c9faf3-7ec7-48c7-95bd-0aa90be9eeee All over We do hope everyone enjoyed their visit to the show. It was a really excellent day, great weather an a superb site. Thanks to everyone that made it such a successful day. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:26:34 GMT 82e33e70-9279-40b9-b4fb-bdabca4ee240 All is ready Everything is now set up ready for tomorrow. The weather looks good and it should be a very enjoyable day. Please follow all road signs into the site, and to exit you will be directed through Cote, this is due to the narrow roads. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:56:54 GMT 1aa0801c-fde7-45d0-84e6-fa3c83928925 Hedgelaying Unfortunately due to building work we have had to change the hedge for the competition. But the good news is that the hedge is only one field away from the site, an easy short walk. It is also a good young hedge mainly of maple, so it will still be hand tools only. No noisy chainsaws just the sound of billhooks, axes and hedgelayers swearing. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:39:33 GMT 39b8125e-6659-401b-9fb3-81a2192e8e3d Good weather The weather forecast is still dry for all the week. So the ploughing will be hard but at least there will be no need for wellies. Please be warned that unfortunately the site is very uneven, so do go carefully. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:43:34 GMT 4d850366-ca97-4a5d-b114-8f5da2671530 Record tractor entries Tractor Entries have now closed with a record number of 118. So we can expect a busy and competitive day. Although it may be a bit too dry for good ploughing it will be the same for all the ploughmen. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:39:38 GMT a10fb2ba-aada-4f0c-9aee-b967754a6d59 Craft Tent now full The Craft tent is now fully booked up and there is definitely no more room. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:34:10 GMT 899ac11a-efa4-41c9-968b-feb04dd2d673 Ferret racing Sadly the ferret racing has had to be cancelled this year due to illness among the ferrets. But they will be back next year. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:30:51 GMT 7f544e58-6cec-417f-a2de-655de1e0a52d This years site This year we have another excellent site at Old Shifford. The main marquee will probably be close to the old Chapel of St Mary's with good views over the whole site. The ploughing will be on oilseed rape stubble that will have been topped and should provide some good ploughing. The hedgelaying competition is an easy walk away, with a good hedge that for this year there will be no chainsaws allowed. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:49:46 GMT c423da92-8192-4e63-bead-183200645d2e Volunteers needed This show is run entirely by volunteers but sadly each year there seem to be fewer people willing to help. So if you are willing to help out on the day please get in contact with us. If you have even a small knowledge of ploughing then maybe you could help steward a tractor class or help with the steam engines or the horses. The homecraft section could always do with extra help. And of course there are less glamorous jobs such as car parking to do. So please come forward and volunteer. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:18:36 GMT 26be3fdd-5ba8-4877-a530-fc32484d83fb Video of 2012 Match Have a look at the excellent video by Avalon Productions of the 2012 Match At Hatford. Just click on the video page. http://www.ploughingmatch.co.uk/News.aspx Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:10:40 GMT c039bc3c-0b9a-4504-ab11-6f5daceb97b4