About the Prickwillow Ploughing Festival
The Prickwillow Engine Museum is located on the south bank of the River Lark in the sleepy hamlet of Prickwillow in East Cambridgeshire. The Engine Museum is home to, amongst other things, the Ploughing Festival held in early October.
This annual event, held over the weekend, provides two days of interest and entertainment for all of the family. The festival is a great way to learn how the local drainage system keeps the Fens from disappearing into the sea.
Being the biggest event of the year, the Prickwillow Ploughing Festival features classic and vintage traction engines and working displays, as well as classic cars, and a host of model, craft, and trade stalls - plus entertainment and activities for the kids!
Prickwillow Engine Museum
The festival is organised by Prickwillow Engine Trust, a group of dedicated volunteers, who run the museum and keep the pumping engines in good working order. Proceeds from the event go towards the upkeep and running of the museum (a registered charity), and Cancer Research UK (2019). The museum is always on the lookout for new volunteers - see the official website for application forms.
Entry To The Event
The festival runs from 10.00am to 5.30pm on the Saturday, and 10.00am to 4.30pm on the Sunday. Prices are (2019) £7.50 for adults (single day), £12.00 for adults (both days), and children under 16 get in for free. The festival price includes parking and entry to the engine museum.
Somewhere to Stay in Cambridgeshire
Visitors who are planning to stay for the weekend will find a myriad of hotels and bed and breakfasts in the local area. The closest being located around the Ely area, but with a lot of other options towards Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Peterborough, and Downham Market. Although a little late in the season there are options for local caravanners.
Getting To Main Street
Travelling to the festival is easy enough, being located approximately halfway between Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds as the crow flies. Head towards Ely on the A10 (which runs north-south) or the A142 (which runs east-west). Prickwillow Engine Museum is situated about a mile north-east of Ely centre.
Other Things To Do Around Ely
There is plenty to do in and around Ely itself. Check out Ely Country Park, Ely Cathedral and Oliver Cromwell’s House. You can also cruise the River Great Ouse or visit Jubilee Gardens in the centre of town. There are also many other historical places of interest to see around the area. Especially those dotted along the A10 heading into Cambridge.
The museum is also open at other times and is well worth a visit. Check their official website for this year’s opening days and times.
When is the next Prickwillow Ploughing Festival?
The Prickwillow Ploughing Festival is planned to take place at Main Street, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4UN, Saturday 3rd October, 2020. This is a Weekend Vintage Event.
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