Harvest Cash for Your Community at The North’s Biggest Farming Show.

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday May 16 2017

Community groups and charities are being urged to get involved with the north’s biggest farming event to be in with the chance of ‘harvesting’ thousands of pounds for their cause.

Organisers of The Black Isle Show which takes place on August 2nd and 3rd are encouraging local groups to take part in its first ever tractor pulling extravaganza which has a prize pot of £2500.

Taking place in the Mannsfield Showground, on the show’s preview event on August 2nd, the Tractor Pulling Contest is open to teams of up to five people.

Each team must have driver who wears fancy dress and there will be various prizes such as the team with the oldest combined age and best looking team.

Rod Mackenzie, the Black-Isle Show’s secretary explained why they have launched this new aspect to the show:

“Tractors are at the heart of modern farming nowadays and vintage tractor shows and rallies and also ploughing contests are getting great footfall around the country, even with those who have no interest in farming.

“We thought that we would combine these two aspects and have a bit of fun.”

He added:

“The Back-Isle Show is also in its 180th year and we have been massively supported by the local community over this time and we want to give something back.

“Whether you are a parent and toddler group, and after school club, or are looking for money to do something in your local area, we want to hear from you and we want you to take part.

“It will be a lot of fun and participants need absolutely no experience in using tractors.”

There will be a number of heats depending on how many teams enter and teams will be required to pull a set distance. 

“We have a prize pot of £2500 and the biggest prize will be £1000,” explained Rod, “however we will make sure that nobody goes away without something.

“We already have a few entries in and there are only 28 team spaces available so people need to act fast if they want to be in with the chance of being selected to take part.”

The main day for the Show is August 3rd and will feature the usual firm favourites such as the livestock parade, more than 300 traders and stallholders, the craft and food hall, funfair and speciality bars and beer tents.

Making a comeback this year will be the dancing sheep and for the first time, the crowds will be wowed by the Backdraft Fire Engine which will be pirouetting, showing off its wheelies and blowing flames three meters into the sky.

 

To register your team for the Black Isle Show Tractor Pulling Contest visit www.blackisleshow.com/tractor-pull.

 

 

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