Mullahead Annual Ploughing Match has grown since its foundation in 1912 to become the largest one day event of its kind in the British Isles. At the end of February thousands of spectators, young and old, descend on the quiet corner of County Armagh to enjoy this unique event. Year on year both horse and tractor ploughing competitors return from all over the UK, with Mullahead being the highlight of the ploughing calendar. Teams of finely turned out horses work in unision across the Richardson Estate, making for a spectacle long forgotten in today’s world. The tractor ploughing classes showcase a range of styles and techniques from vintage tractors to modern day machines. Take a moment to chat to one of the judges or competitors and you will soon understand the level of precision and skill required to win!
Ploughing is not the only horsepower on display. Mullahead also boasts an impressive machinery display with local dealerships turning out in force. The annual Tractor Pulling competition is a major attraction with dozens of competitors battling to be crowned the winner. Crowds line the track, cheering on friends, family or those with the brand of tractor to which they are especially biased. Live music and commentary adds to the competitive atmosphere bringing the event to life.
For those born to shop, the “Tesco Tent” is full to the brim of local food producers sampling and selling their delicious produce. Always popular is the Craft Village which features numerous exhibitors from across the Province, selling everything from cupcakes to handbags. Throughout the day, visitors are also given the chance to enter one of our Prize Draws with huge prizes to be won including machinery, P&O trips and one of the coveted Pedal Tractors!