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

PUBLISHED: 14:24 27 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 27 August 2017

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

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

Gary Donnison Photography 2017

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 DONNISONTractors 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 DONNISONTractor balloons for young visitors. Picture: GARY DONNISON

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

Thousands of people attended the event, which featured live music. Picture GARY DONNISONThousands of people attended the event, which featured live music. Picture GARY DONNISON

There were lots of activities for children. Picture: GARY DONNISONThere were lots of activities for children. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Families enjoying live music. Picture: GARY DONNISONFamilies enjoying live music. Picture: GARY DONNISON

More than 5,000 people attended. Picture: GARY DONNISONMore than 5,000 people attended. Picture: GARY DONNISON

Large crowds at the Tractor Fair 2. Picture GARY DONNISONLarge crowds at the Tractor Fair 2. Picture GARY DONNISON

Large crowds enjoying the day. Picture: GARY DONNISONLarge crowds enjoying the day. Picture: GARY DONNISON

The event was free to attend. Picture: GARY DONNISONThe event was free to attend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

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

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