What’s On in 2024

Expect music, tractors, stalls, food, drink and more at Huddersfield Tractor Fest 2024. Entrance is £10 per Adult, but Children under 16 go Free.

Timetable of Attractions

11pmOpen to the PublicCar Park
Throughout
The Day
Trade Stands, Licensed Bar & Food Stalls
Donkey Rides, Ferret Racing
Parade of Tractors, Farm Machinery, Fire Engine
Funfair, Kiddies Corner
Around the Field
11.30-3pmCircus Skills Workshop / Stilt WalkingAround the Field
12-1pmBob Hogg Dog & Duck Display + Lamb NationalMain Ring
12-1.45pmZoe BeechMusic Stage
1-1.30pmBubblesMain Ring
2-3pmBob Hogg Dog & Duck Display + Lamb NationalMain Ring
2-3pmShelly Swing BandMusic Stage
3-3.30pmBubblesMain Ring
4-6pmLittle BritainMusic Stage
6.30-8.30pmHelter SkelterMusic Stage
9pmClose
All attractions and timings are subject to change.

Music Stage 2024

Helter Skelter, an exceptional party band based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, offers their Ultimate Party show, blending rock, indie, Britpop, and pop from the 60s to the present day, ensuring a dynamic performance tailored to the audience. With a focus solely on audience satisfaction, they excel in delivering unforgettable experiences, whether it’s weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas parties, outdoor events, or festivals, infusing sheer energy and unwavering dedication into every performance. Their repertoire spans from The Rolling Stones to Kings of Leon, The Beatles to Wheatus, Queen to U2, and The Killers to Snow Patrol, ensuring something for everyone, culminating in a spectacular, unforgettable finale. Helter Skelter’s ability to keep guests dancing all night, catering to diverse age groups and musical tastes with mainstream hits, creates an atmosphere of infectious energy and enjoyment. Countless couples have attested to the band’s transformative impact on their wedding receptions, elevating the best day of their lives to new heights with Helter Skelter’s electrifying performances.

Little Britain is a 6 piece live band specialising in high-energy ska and new wave music infused with hints of mod, Britpop, and 60s nostalgia. Their repertoire features classic hits by iconic bands such as The Specials, Madness, The Jam, The Clash, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Who, and The Kinks, evoking nostalgia and happy memories for audiences. Playing songs that inspired generations to pick up instruments and sing along, Little Britain delivers an electrifying experience that resonates with fans of all ages. Their set list includes an eclectic mix of tracks by The Jam, The Specials, The Clash, Oasis, Blur, The Stone Roses, The Lambrettas, The Kinks, Kaiser Chiefs, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Beat, Joe Jackson, and many more, ensuring a memorable and exhilarating performance.

Zoe Beech, a Dewsbury-born singer, has been a fixture in the Kirklees area her entire life. Her musical journey began early, excelling in both the recorder and oboe before turning her attention to singing as a hobby. It wasn’t until 2014 that Zoe reignited her passion for singing, diving back into lessons and gracing open mic events with her performances. Her professional debut came in 2016, followed by numerous acoustic gigs alongside guitarist Andrew Beverley. Joining local band Limited Edition as lead vocalist in 2017, Zoe spent three fruitful years before forming the acoustic duo ‘Cantata’, a venture cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond performing, Zoe’s prowess as a lyricist shone through, penning six tracks for her debut album “Perfectly Imperfect”, released in September 2017. Her talent earned her recognition as a finalist in the Lyrics Only category of the UK Songwriting Contest in 2021. Despite challenges, Zoe’s passion for performing endured, evident in her ensemble roles in amateur musicals like The Addams Family and Nunsense. Thrilled to be invited to Tractor Fest, Zoe looks forward to reuniting with Andrew on guitar, showcasing her eclectic musical taste with an acoustic set spanning classics from the Beatles to contemporary hits by Keane, Rihanna, and Olivia Rodrigo, promising something for everyone.

Musica Kirklees is an independent organisation registered as a charity established in 1992 to advance public education in all aspects of music. It serves as the primary provider of music services in the district, offering tuition to over 5000 pupils through Whole Class Ensemble Tuition and an additional 2400 pupils in small group instrumental sessions. The organisation aims to deliver high-quality music education for all by providing enjoyable musical experiences, nurturing talent, offering various rehearsal and performance opportunities, fostering artistic and intellectual growth, and promoting self-esteem, self-discipline, and social integration. Additionally, Musica Kirklees emphasises partnerships with schools and the community while striving for high-profile musical activities locally, nationally, and internationally. Their commitment to musical excellence is reflected in the success of groups from their centers and ensembles at regional and national levels, with frequent participation in events like the National Festival of Music for Youth, highlighting the social and emotional benefits of music involvement.


Entertainment & Attractions 2024

The Tractor See Saw Challenge is an exhilarating and unique event that combines the rugged power of tractors with the childhood joy of a see-saw. This thrilling competition brings together teams of skilled tractor operators who showcase their precision, balance, and coordination on a specially designed see-saw platform. As the tractors drive onto opposite ends of the see-saw, their operators must carefully navigate the shifting weight and momentum to keep the see-saw balanced. The challenge intensifies as the see-saw platform rises and falls, requiring the drivers to adjust their tractor’s position in real-time. Spectators are left in awe as they witness the impressive display of skill and control demonstrated by the participants. The Tractor See Saw Challenge is a true test of strength, strategy, and teamwork, making it a must-see event for both tractor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. To keep both of our Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, they need to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The Charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in 2007, YAA now operate our own Dedicated Air Desk for rapid dispatch of their helicopters to an incident. The swift medical interventions provided by the air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life. Huddersfield TractorFest is a proud supporter and fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary talents of Bob Hogg‘s animal performers, captivating audiences both young and old with their remarkable skills. From ducks to geese, sheep, and the occasional chicken, we showcase the innate abilities of these incredible creatures for all to marvel at and appreciate. Divided into three captivating segments, our display begins with a demonstration of the training and obedience of our delightful dogs, showcasing their remarkable intelligence and agility. Next, we illustrate how they skillfully work with their stock, seamlessly executing commands with precision and grace. The audience is then invited to participate in the excitement as we open the arena for interactive engagement. Throughout the spectacle, our knowledgeable and witty commentary adds depth and humor to the experience, enhancing the enjoyment for all. And who could forget the Lamb National? A highlight of the show, the spirited sheep race around a vibrant course, jumping hurdles with names like Red Ram, Sheargar, and Mint Sauce, eliciting laughter and cheers from the crowd. Children eagerly join the fun, navigating a brightly colored obstacle course alongside the dogs, while the audience is encouraged to join in the merriment. With each entertaining moment, our animal performers showcase their talents, leaving audiences enchanted and eager for more.

Step into the enchanting world of the circus at our immersive Circus Skills Workshop designed for the whole family to enjoy together! As the vibrant tent beckons, participants of all ages are welcomed into a magical realm where they can unleash their inner acrobat, clown, and juggler. Led by seasoned circus performers, the workshop offers an exhilarating array of activities tailored to every skill level, from beginners to seasoned performers. Children giggle with delight as they try their hand at juggling colorful beanbags or balancing on playful stilts, while parents marvel at the daring feats of aerial silk artists. Laughter fills the air as families bond over mastering the art of plate spinning or perfecting their tightrope walking technique. Amidst the joyous atmosphere, participants not only learn the tricks of the trade but also gain a newfound appreciation for teamwork, coordination, and perseverance. Together, families create unforgettable memories as they discover the thrill of the circus, igniting sparks of creativity and wonder that will last a lifetime.

PLUS, we will also be getting a VIP visit from Terry the Terrier, the beloved mascot of Huddersfield Town FC, is a true icon among football enthusiasts. With his boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm, Terry embodies the spirit and passion of the club’s loyal supporters. He visits local schools, hospitals, and charity events, spreading joy and inspiration wherever he goes. With his friendly demeanour and approachability, Terry serves as a role model, encouraging young fans to embrace the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication. Also be in with a chance of winning a signed football by the town players.US

  • Licensed Bar
  • Trade Stands
  • Food Stalls
  • Donkey Rides
  • Bee Experience
  • Ferret Racing
  • Fire Engines
  • Kiddies Corner
  • Farm Machinery
  • Parade of Tractors
  • Children’s Disco
  • Funfair
  • Children’s Rides
  • Plus lots, lots, more….


What was on in 2023

On The Edge motorcycle stunt team will be joining us this year at Huddersfield TractorFest, wowing the crowds with their entertaining and informative stunt show for all ages. The team are professionals who have competed at British, European, and World Championships for many years, and will be accompanied by their light-hearted commentary. As well as their obstacles, wall drops and stunts, there will also be the chance to get up close and personal with the team between shows.

The Dog Agility Display will be a captivating and exhilarating exhibition that showcases the incredible talents of canine athletes. In these displays, highly trained dogs, accompanied by their skilled handlers, navigate a series of obstacles with speed, precision, and agility. The obstacles include jumps, tunnels, weave poles, seesaws, and A-frames, among others. The dogs demonstrate their ability to swiftly maneuver through the course, displaying their athleticism and obedience while maintaining a strong bond with their handlers. The displays are not only a testament to the remarkable capabilities of these intelligent animals but also a celebration of the dedication and hard work put in by both the dogs and their trainers.

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SMJ Falconry will be bringing their birds of prey for what’s guaranteed to be a memorable experience. They have a diverse collection of more than 50 birds of prey (including owls, falcons, hawks, kites, an eagle and vulture, and also a raven!) plus more than two decades of experience working with them. Their flying displays contain a variety of different birds of prey to provide an educational and entertaining show, plus they like to involve the audience in their demonstrations.

Paddicraic are a lively Irish band playing a good mix of modern and traditional Irish songs in an upbeat style. Paddicraic will provide a night of quality entertainment which everyone will enjoy. Expect them to get people singing and dancing and give you all an event to remember. They love audience involvement, and if a guest wants to get up and sing a song then join in.

Helter Skelter are an exceptional party band based in Huddersfield West Yorkshire. Helter Skelter’s Ultimate Party show incorporates the very best of rock, indie, Brit pop and pop from the 60’s to the present day. The band’s sheer energy and total dedication will make your evening totally and utterly unforgettable as they cover a range of bands and artists from The Rolling Stones to the Kings of Leon, The Beatles to Wheatus, Queen to U2 right through to The Killers and Snow Patrol.

Previous Years

  • Tractor See-Saw Balancing
  • Tractor Fancy Dress (not what you think, unmissable fun)
  • Grand Tractor Parade
  • Agricultural Exhibits
  • Dancers
  • Falconry Displays
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance
  • Dog Agility Displays
  • Huddersfield Town FC Mascot
  • Motorbike Stunt Teams
  • Axe Throwing
  • Children’s Rides
  • Stands & Stalls
  • Food & Drink
  • Beer Tent
  • Music Stage

All attractions are subject to change.

If you have a family-friendly attraction that you think will complement Huddersfield TractorFest, then don’t hesitate to contact us.