THE largest outdoor tractor festival in the UK will commemorate the outbreak of the Second World War with a 1940s theme.

It will take place at award-winning country house and gardens, Newby Hall on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9.

There will be displays of vintage tractors from the era, including the Fordson N tractor – ‘the tractor that won the war’ – and period lighting sets. The annual two-day festival attracts more than 12,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibits.

Tractor Fest is a family day out with fun activities throughout the weekend including opportunities to drive mini tractors, face painting, colouring, interactive exhibits, working machinery, trade stands, crafts and street food all available.