Thousands of people enjoy third annual tractor fair at Suffolk Food Hall

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Children were able to step into the shoes of a farmer for a day and take a ride on a tractor during an event in Ipswich.

Tractors on sale for children. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on sale for children. Picture: GARY DONNISON

More than 5,000 people attended the third annual tractor fair at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday against a picturesque backdrop of the River Orwell.

Farming machinery old and new was on display, there was live music throughout the day and children were able to enjoy tractor and pony rides.

Claire Cook, head of retail at Suffolk Food Hall, said: “It was very family-orientated. We had a lot of young families bringing their children, going on the rides, using the inflatables and sitting out for picnics listening to music. It was a traditional family day out. It had a really nice atmosphere.”

Suffolk Food Hall held a barbecue selling beef burgers made on site using its own Red Poll cows and more than 700 ice creams were sold to hungry customers.

Tractor balloons for young visitors. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractor balloons for young visitors. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Tractors on display at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: GARY DONNISON

The event was free to attend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

The event was free to attend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

People were able to take a closer look at the tractors. Picture: GARY DONNISON

People were able to take a closer look at the tractors. Picture: GARY DONNISON