THE largest outdoor Tractor Festival in the UK is returning to Newby Hall this summer.

Tractor Fest will see the grounds of the stately home, near Ripon, showcase thousands of vintage tractors and modern marques, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe.

This year it has a centenarian theme with 100 pre-1920 cars, 100 1920 vintage tractors and 100 stationary engines that are 100-years-old all on show.

There will also be a special exhibition of Case tractors and machinery, and another displaying early horse-drawn and tractor implements.

Kevin Watson, chairman of organisers the Yorkshire Vintage Association, said: “Tractor Fest never fails to deliver – it is a superb day out for families and our exhibitors get great pleasure from showcasing their tractors, engines and machinery many of which have interesting histories and stories behind them."

The two-day event takes place over the weekend of June 6 other family activities include mini tractor driving and interactive exhibits.