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7th – 8th September 2019

The Sutton on Trent Festival, run by the Sutton on Trent Village Fund raises charitable funds to be distributed around the local area. The festival is a reflection of the strong community spirit in Sutton and the surrounding villages and we look forward to making 2018 one of the best yet!

Over the past 30 years the festival has been supported by many of our local businesses, look out for their names in this years festival program, with a big thank you for their generosity and time.

With the upcoming 50-year Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, the Sutton on Trent Festival is delighted to be working hard to collate activities and events in celebration of the iconic moment Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the Moon.

With craft and bric a brac tents, exhibitions, special live events and much more taking place over the weekend of 7 – 8 September 2019, Sutton on Trent Festival committee are currently busy making plans for this exciting celebratory period.

We would love to hear about any of your ideas for this festival to inspire and engage the public with the science and stories of the first moon landings.

If you have any great ideas or simply want to know more about the festival and the fantastic partnership opportunities available, please get in touch with Debby Swainson or any member of the committee outlining your plans or to express an interest in being part of this great weekend

Earlybird Ticket Offer
Ends 18th August 2019

Steam Threshing

The Festival is built around the traditional Steam Threshing method of producing wheat and baling straw. In August, willing volunteers help to harvest the locally grown wheat using a 1950s Lanz Binder.

Under the guidance of Robin Drury over the two days 2 ton of wheat is processed through a 1949 Foster Threshing Drum and baled by a 1954 Reffold Baler. A Robey Steam Traction Engine made in 1926 produces the power to run the threshing drum. The whole process is a reminder of the hard work that harvesting once was and what a difference the invention of the combine harvester has made. The threshing machine processing at full power is a sight not to be missed.

Festival Arena – 11 Main Street, Sutton on Trent, NG23 6PF

The Festival takes place in the field next to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent bus depot, located in the centre of Sutton on Trent. Easily accessible from the A1 with parking available in the adjacent field.

DOORS OPEN Midday Saturday & 11:00 am. Sunday
No entry onto site after 5:00 pm. Saturday without tickets.

Prices for purchasing online (online sales end 18th August):

  • Earlybird Family Weekend £12.00
  • Earlybird Adult Weekend £8.00
  • Earlybird Senior Weekend £5.00

What to look out for…

  • Bookstall
  • The Sutton On Trent Bake Off
  • Refreshments
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Music


The Retired Greyhound Trust bring their greyhounds to the Sutton on Trent Festival. Also bring your dog along to enter the fun dog competition!


In the crafts tent you will find local businesses ranging from handmade jewellery to local honey and regular craft demonstrations throughout the weekend.


Our finest chefs will provide you with the best quality burgers and hot dogs.

Bric-a-Brac, Books and Fashion

You can be sure to pick up a bargain here! With a wide range of books, furniture and nic nacs all looking for a new home.

In the clothing stall you will find the rails packed with pre-loved fashions, ranging from high street favorites to designer labels!


Your homegrown fruit and vegetables, floral arrangements and photographs will all be on display in the horticulture tent, competing to be this years prize winners. For full details of the classes and rules see;   2018 Schedule of Horticulture Classes

This is also your chance to join the 2018 bake-off,  use your culinary skills to add your unique twist to some classic cakes and compete for the honey cake cup! While our junior bakers are invited to show off their cupcake designs and gingerbread ladies.

Finally, new to the horticulture tent this year will be the photography competition, looking for your take on village life.


Provided by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Lancaster will fly at low level over the village.

“Been flipping burgers since time immemorial, and they just get tastier. If you haven’t tried them before, then get down this year.”


“I have been coming for as long as I can remember. They love dogs here, I get loads of attention! I get to meet up with some old friends, the greyhounds. They are full of ‘tails’ of derring-do.”


Where your money goes…

This is a non-profit event and all your money spent at entrance, and throughout the weekend goes back to the community by supporting local events. We
generate an annual fund for donations which is broadly related to the amount of money raised at the gate, recently we have supported:

Sutton on Trent Primary School, transport to their Christmas Panto.

Defibrillator group.

Sutton on Trent Church summer fete.

Sutton on Trent Methodist Church hall.

Green Willows.

And many others.


The Festival takes place in the field next to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent bus depot, located in the centre of Sutton on Trent.

Adjacent to the festival site there is a large field to park. Parking is free of charge.

The Marshall’s bus 37 route is a hourly service which runs from Newark to Retford, and passes just outside the festival site. Click here to be directed to their timetable.

Yes, but we recommend purchasing tickets online for a reduced ticket price. Click here to be directed to the ticket site.

It starts 12:00 PM Saturday and finishes Sunday 5:00 PM.

YouTube video of Sutton on Trent Festival

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