TOYTRAC, the largest Farm Toy & Model Show in the West Country started in 1992 , and regularly has around 50 traders and 30+ model farms covering all eras and genres. So whether you're interest is farm toys, collectors' and specialist machinery or diorama building there will always be plenty to indulge those passionate about model farming.
TOYTRAC's unique location at Wincanton Racecourse not only gives ready access from the South & West of England via the A303 and the M4 & M5 Motorways but also access from Wales and the North West of England via the M6 & M5 Motorways. The Race Course is clearly signposted from all directions.
Parking is on level ground and the exhibition whole site is on tarmac and disabled friendly. The TOYTRAC Pavilion is fully heated, carpeted and has plenty of seating if a rest from all the excitement is needed!
Food is available from early morning and all toilet facilities (including disabled) are top quality. For Exhibitors catering is also on-site on the Saturday, so you don't go hungry when setting up!
Entry to the public is from 10am to 3.30pm.
But, for serious collectors (who wants to beat the crowds) there's 'Early Birds' passes, which are priced at £10 and will give you access from 9am.
Our fiercely contested scratch-built machinery and conversions, and farm scene diorama competitions are open to all ages and abilities. This year we have introduced a new class for children up to the age of 9 years to encourage younger entrants, plus a Newcomer's Award for first-timers.
Entrants pit their skills and originality against each other to win a superb haul of prizes from our generous sponsors (scroll down to see list), plus the coverted Toytrac Trophy.
With over 30 competitors you can expect to see anything from snow scenes and market gardens to complex dairy units, equestrian centers and vineyards - all in miniature .
Please note: the farm displays are spread across the site and although all are in nice, warm, carpeted buildings, it's recommended to 'wrap up warm', as it can be a bit cold (and sometimes wet!) when moving between them.
For the dedicated collector traders from all over the EU with a selection of obsolete, vintage, limited edition and hand-built models - some of which you won't find elsewhere.
For the younger carpet farmer there's a great selection of sellers offering more robust models that are hard to find in the shops. Siku, Britains, Kids Globe and Brushwood are usually well-represented.
For the farm diorama builder there are traders offering a huge range of miniature farm accessories . From buildings and equipment to trees and cattle feed there should be something for even the most discerning modeller.