My first time there Bill, had heard a lot about it but I, too was a little disappointed. There seemed a lot of "rubbish" stalls not really related to steamers or tractors.
The best tractor show is normally anything at Newark which are always well organised. I am involved with one organised by Blue Force next year. We also have two great shows close to me in Norfolk at Weeting and Strumpshaw. It is a long trip for you even though the A1 is greatly improved.
I am off to one in Meddo, Holland in September taking my Petrol Dexta. That is a lovely little show with a variety of tractors strange to British eyes.