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HTN 52 - Come and join us at Sandstone Estates for our annual Harvest Festival!

Come and join us at Sandstone Estates for our annual Harvest Festival!

Join us at the Harvest Festival as the sound of steam welcomes in the New Year at Sandstone Estates. The festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd of January 2006. With a vast collection of veteran and vintage agricultural machinery; The Sandstone Heritage Trust will fire up a number of steam traction engines and stationary engines to bring in the harvest, recreating days gone by. The vintage tractor collection will also be brought into play with a great variety of these venerable machines hauling equally old ploughs and harvesting machines.

This show is targeted at families and people who enjoy farm life and who are classic and vintage agricultural machinery enthusiasts. A wide variety of harvesting equipment will be deployed harvesting wheat. There will be ploughing matches, steam threshing and rides, rides and more rides.

If you are interested in participating as a driver of a vintage agricultural machine, please email Chris Wilson at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The success of these events depends on participation by knowledgeable people and we invite members of the South African Vintage Tractor and Engine Club to join us using one of our vintage agricultural tractors. The oldest working tractor at this event was built in 1909.

This is a two day event and it is very much targeted at people who would like to understand what farm mechanisation looked like in the first half of the last century.

View some of the photographs from the Harvest Day of 2005...