OF THE FESTIVAL
The festival was originally organised to raise funds for the restoration of the village church.
Over the years the festival has developed and grown to be a well-known feature of the village as well as providing an invaluable means of raising money for local organisations.
Over the years thousands of pounds have been raised to the benefit of the local community.
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.
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.
Sutton on Trent Church summer fete.
Sutton on Trent Methodist Church hall.
And many others.