More 2018 Shows & Event to follow shortly, when dates have been confirmed.
Tractor World Scotland & Classic Commercial Show
Sat 24th - Sun 25th Mar 2018 - The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EN28 8NB
2 Exhibition Halls + Outdoor Displays - Royal Highland Centre
1/2 mile from Edinburgh Airport, check out the flights!
Spring Classic Commercial & Van Show
Veteran, vintage, classic & new tractors and farm machinery from the 1950’s to year 2000
100 Years of the John Deere Tractor
Trade stands and parts companies
Regional and national club stand displays
Stationary engines, horticultural and garden equipment
Model displays and classic plant
Model and toy retailers inc tools, giftware, books and literature
Saturday - Pentland Auctions LtdLarge Vintage Auction Sale
Call Graham Burke on 07547 369295 / www.pentlandlivestock.co.uk
Sunday - Drive in Day of Classic Trucks in addition to the classic commercials on display for both days
Amberley Museum & Hertiage Centre 25th March - Houghton Bridge,
Nr Arundel, BN18 9LT. Motorcycle Show...Beautifully maintained motorcycles will cruise their way into the Museum to showcase their history and style. A real treat for all bike fans.
The Festival of Steam & Transport Show - 1st & 2nd April
- Chatham Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE.
Some of the South East’s finest Steam Traction Engines and Road Rollers will be on display, they will move around the Dockyard streets filling the air with the distinctive smell of burning coal and steam.
There will be working exhibits all weekend, so you will see how these Monsters of Steam were used in their glory days and still used today!
Displays will include:
Wood Cutting ~ Saw Bench Demos ~ Crane Demos ~ Stone Crushing ~ Road Making ~ Renovation Projects
The 31st National Vintage & Tractor Road Run 2018
Sunday 1st April - Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales, LD7 1LP
This years event will be hosted by the Teme Valley Vintage Club aided by other Radnorshire and Border tractor clubs and running from Bensons Factory Yard, Knighton by kind permission of Roy and David Edwards.
Bensons is one of the former homes of County Tractors and Commercials, converting tractors and vans to four wheel drive. Also on the site today is Clayton Engineering who build lifeboat launching vehicles and trailers for the RNLI for use at lifeboat stations around the British Isles and Ireland, some examples of which will be on display on the day.
Knighton is located on the Offas Dyke, the ancient boundary between England and Wales and sits midway between Prestatyn and Chepstow. The run will also be passing through the small town of Presteigne, the former county town of Radnorshire.
For more information please contact Steve Weaver on 07891 909325 or Phil Evans on 01544 267944
Download entry form for the 2018 National Vintage & Tractor Road Run
Heritage & Transport Show - Sat 7th Apr - Kent Showground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, ME14 3JF
On display will be approximately 500 vehicles including motorbikes, cars, tractors, commercials and many more. The highlights of our Show include the following: South East Bus Festival Once again we will be working with the organizers of the four previous bus festivals.This part of the event is becoming a firm favourite, featuring a display of approximately 100 buses and bus related trade stands. Visitors and exhibitors can take advantage of as many free vintage bus rides
around the Showground as they like. A couple of years ago we introduced an autojumble section to the Show and we hope to build on this for 2018. All autojumble stands will be outside; however we have a wide variety of trade space both inside and outside.
For more details and exhibiting your Ford or Fordson Tractor in the Heritage Transport show contact:
Rodney Gibson - 01795 841775 - Mobile - 07850 788347
Riverside Country Park Festival - Sat 21st April
Riverside Country Park.333 Lower Rainham Road.Gillingham.Kent ME7 2XH
The English Festival is a fun-packed free day out for the whole family celebrating the most iconic and ironic of English traditions.
This year’s event will feature a new Iconic England zone, where visitors will be able to enjoy a performance by St George and the dragon, while playing a spot of bingo! There will also be an appearance by Mods on scooters.
The village square will feature a new English high street, land train and bandstand entertainment. And we will be holding a town crier competition not to be missed!
Eastern Counties Tractor & Vintage Spectacular - 21st & 22nd April - Norfolk ShowgroundDereham Road, Costessey,Norwich, NR5 0TT.
Now in its fourth year, the Eastern Counties Vintage Tractor Show makes a spectacular return to the Norfolk Showground. This prestigious show is recognised for its very high standard of exhibits the quality of which is almost unsurpassed by any other UK event of its type.
Pre-1930s cars will be a big feature of the show, together with one of the country’s greatest displays of pre-1930s tractors a unique opportunity to see veteran machinery at its very best. Among the other attractions will be tractor pulling, lawn mower racing, miniature steam engines and heavy horses.
The show is open each day from 9am to 4pm with a wide array of trade stands, onsite camping on the showground.
For FFA stand enquiries contact Keith Broomhall 01379 677866/07831 130005
Trevithick Day - Sat 28th April - Location: Streets of Camborne, Cornwall,
The streets of Camborne will come alive with a spectacular day of free Steam, entertainment and much more.
The main streets of Camborne are closed to traffic in order to host the attractions of Street Stalls, Choirs, Bands, Clowns, Buskers, Musicians, Dancers, Street Theatre, Processional Dances, Display of Vintage Vehicles, Model Exhibitions, Fairground Rides, Stationary Engine Display and much more.
40th Cavalcade - 5th - 7th May - A6 Bedford Road, South of Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0SN
Over the last 39 years Rushden Cavalcade has evolved from a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade around Rushden High Street, into the Rally that starts the season, bringing together over 1,000 different exhibit's from all over country and attracting over 25,000 visitors annually there's something for everybody to see and do from Traction Engines & Vintage Vehicles, to Fun Fair Rides & Trade Stands. Fun for all the family to enjoy.
Llandudno Transport Festival 2018 / Gwyl Cludiant Llandudno 2018
Sat 5th & 7th May Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BW
The Transport Festival is the largest in Wales and one of the U.K.'s best-loved events. It is held in conjuction with the Victorian Extravaganza. Costume, vintage fairground and a host of attractions combine in a unique annual celebration of transport and entertainment heritage within the town. The two events are linked by a free shuttle-bus service.
The Abingdon Air and Country Show Sun 6th May - Abingdon Airfield,Abingdon, OX13 6JG
All round value for money family day out....flying and static aircraft, historic vehicles, craft marquee, trade stalls, arena demos,children's amusements, live music, on-site catering and bar.
Held in support of local Thames Valley Air Ambulance Trust.
Stradsett Vintage Rally 6th & 7th May - Stradsett Park, Stradsett, Kings Lynn Norfolk, PE33 9HA
where the A134 crosses the A1122 3 miles east of Downham Market.
Every year the NVTEC-EA hosts the Stradsett Park Vintage Rally on the first May Bank Holiday. There are hundreds of exhibits including vintage motor cycles, stationary engines, horticultural implements, cars, commercials, tractors, bygones and over 45 trade stands. Everybody involved in the rally; the kind stewards and organisers, the exhibitors, trade stands and the paying public all do their bit to help raise money for the local charities. It is marvellous that after more than 40 years that the exhibitors and the public are still giving 110% to this superb rally.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Abingdon Air & Country Show - 6th May -Abingdon Airfield, Abingdon,
All round value for money family day out....flying and static aircraft, historic vehicles, craft marquee, trade stalls, arena demos, children's amusements, live music, on-site catering and bar. Held in support of local Thames Valley Air Ambulance Trust.
Saffron Waldon "Crank Up" 12th & 13th May - Sparrows End, Newport, Saffron Walden CB11 3TU.
People from the local area and beyond with an interest in steam and vintage vehicles, may well remember the “Crank Ups” organised by the late Paul Engelmann at Shire Hill in Saffron Walden for many years from the 1970s until the early 2000s. Building on the success of events held at Audley End over the previous few years, the East Anglian Traction Engine Society, with Paul’s permission, revived the Crank Up in 2015 to the delight of the exhibitors and visiting public alike.
Dartford Annual Steam & Classic Vehicle Fair - 12th May
In addition there is a Farming section with tractors, heavy horses and
a fascinating historic photograph display showing past rural life in
Dartford and the surrounding villages.
Central Park is 2 minutes walk of Dartford Railway Station, off Market St.
For those arriving by car there is ample parking available in the near bye shopping centre car parks (Post code for SAT NAV’s DA1 1EU).
New website to been updated soon with all details.
Contact:Colin Wheeler on 07762301463
Anglesey Vintage Rally - 19th & 20th May - Anglesey Agricultural Showground LL65 4RW
Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society's Show, is now believed to be one of the largest of its type in North Wales, and focused on providing fun for the whole family!.....Why not relax soak up the atmosphere and enjoy our evening entertainement?
Camp on site for the whole weekend!
Barn Engines & Horticultural Machinery - 20th May
Combe Mill. Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Long Hanborough, OX29 8ET
We will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery. Have a go at making a poker in our blacksmiths’ forge and relax by the Evenlode in the riverside picnic area. See how country houses and farms would have powered their machinery and the sorts of implements once used in horticulture. There is a Millie-the-mill-cat trail for the children.
Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally - 20th May
Weedon Hill, Weedon Park, Aylesbury, HP22 4NN
Over a 1000 classic and vintage vehicles attend this event in its 24th year, from cars, buses, lorries, scooters, motorcycles, stationary engines.
Fun dog show, food and refreshments with licenced bar.. trade and autojumble, free public parking, children under 14 free.
Strumpshaw Hall Steam Rally - 26th, 27th & 28th May - Old Hall Norfolk
NR13 4HR Norwich.
Welcome to Strumpshaw Steam Museum! We have Steam Engines, 100-ton working Beam Engines, Narrow Gauge Railway, 1930s Fairground, Mechanical Organs and Memorabilia.
Carrington Steam & Heritage Show - 27th & 28th May - Main Road, Carrington, Boston, Lincolnshire. PE22 7DZ
This year’s feature is Orchard & Vineyard Tractors and Machinery.
We also have a working field where you can see the vintage tractors ploughing and also some steam ploughing.
Returning for its second year in 2018 will be a belt driven area. Here you will see a wide display of machines that are driven by belts from tractor fly wheels or by stationary engines. The idea behind this is to show how these machines were used when they were actually working on a farm. The rally will still be having its popular working field where you will see tractors of all shapes and sizes working down the land with various types of implements.
Laughton Spring Fair - 27th - 29th May 2017 - Laughton Showground ( B2124 nr. Lewes ), East Sussex, BN8 6BN
There's something for everyone at this years Laughton Spring Show. From soaking in the nostalgia of a bygone age,enjoying the simple pleasure of browsing the dozens of trade,craft and antique stalls to relaxing in the atmosphere of the Crown pub.
To ensure everyone has a wonderful day there’s also the
thrill of activities such as off-roading, tank rides and of course the funfair.
Don’t miss the many impressive demonstrations of old rural occupations and crafts skills. Wonder at all the fascinating displays and exhibits.
Royal Bath & West Show - 30th - 2nd Jun -The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show.
The Vintage Nostalgia Festival - 1st - 3rd June - Stockton Park, Stockton, South Wiltshire. BA12 0SQ
The Vintage Nostalgia Festival is a hidden gem in the heart of the Wylye valley....."sssh don't tell everyone!"
The event focuses on the past and celebrates all that was great from before the turn of the century up to the 1980's. So whatever your interest, Vintage/classic cars, Veteran Cycles, Vintage Fashion, antiques, rusty automobila, dance and music, There is something for everyone at VNS whether your 8 or 80!
With Live bands, Ringwood fine Ale bar, cocktail bar and dance troupe, Vintage Village and traditional children's entertainment its not to be missed!
The festival is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in beautiful surroundings.
Woolpit Steam Rally - 2nd - 3rd June - Warren Farm, Wetherden,
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JX
A14 eastbound, junction 47a (from Bury St. Edmunds)
A14 westbound, junction 49 (from Ipswich)
Lechlade Rally & County Show - 2nd - 3rd June - Rough Grounds Farm, Burford Road (A361), Lechlade, GL7 3EU
Set in the beautiful small market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, situated at the southern border of the Cotswolds.
Tractor Fest - TBA - Newby Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE
Kevin Watson writes - organised by the YVA showcasing Ford and Fordson. To celebrate 100 years of the Fordson F we are putting together 100 tractors one from every year of production. Showing a time line from 1917 to 2017. We are also looking for the weird and wonderful factory conversions based on the Fordson tractor. We have had a lot of interest already and we are lucky to already have a strong Ford and Fordson following at Tractor Fest. Join us on Facebook The Tractor Fest @ Newby Hall
Aldham Old Time Rally - 9th - 10th June - Chalkney Meadows, White Colne , Nr Colchester, Essex, CO6 2PP
Exhibits range from steam engines including models, tractors, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, military, vintage & classic cars, horticultural machinery and motorcycles.
The Rally also has stalls, Craft Tent, Licensed Bar, Vintage Auction.
Fun for all the family.
Wiltshire Steam & Vintage Rally - 9th - 10th June 2017 - Rainscombe Park, Oare, Marlborough, SN8 4HZ.
Tractor Fest - 9th & 10th June - Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE
Join us for the biggest Tractor Fest in the North. A two-day festival showcasing thousands of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, stationary engines and motorcycles, which is a great day out for all the family
This years theme celebrates two cylinder tractors including all John Deeres, ‘Oddballs & Orphans’ and Amanco Engines. The show will also showcase pioneer veteran steel wheel tractors and all other tractor marques will also be well represented.
The popular ‘March of the Tractors’ will once again start at Newby Hall, following a route into Ripon centre and ending in the market square on Saturday 9th June from 5.30 pm-7.00pm. Shops, cafes and restaurants will stay open to mark the occasion. The sounding of the Ripon Hornblower’s horn will send the tractors on their way back to Newby Hall at 7pm.
Euston Park Rural Pastimes - 10th Jun - Euston Park, on A1088, Nr Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2QL
Vintage steam, stationary engines, classic and vintage cars and bikes plus a huge one day country fair, near Thetford in Norfolk. Fun for all the family.
We are grateful to Duke Harry and the Duchess of Grafton for their endless support and allowing use of the grounds at Euston Hall for this superb one day charity fund raising event. All proceeds go to the St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds and the five local churches. The organising committee and helpers are all volunteers. Bring your dog, on a lead. Free car parking.
Euston Rural Pastimes is a very special Country Fair which showcases quality crafts and country skills. With three large show rings there is something happening throughout the day, from falconry, working dogs obedience skills, ferret racing, horses and hounds. VIntage tractors, steam engines and stationary engines, classic and veteran cars and motor bicycles. Heavy horses and foals showing ang judging. Check out the website if you have a suitable classic vehicle to pre book for othe show, and for more information.
Jounry Through The Ages Vintage Rally & Country Fair - 16th & 17th June Goodrich Park, Palgrave, IP22 1BA
The event takes place in the stunning surroundings of Goodrich Park, located just on the Suffolk/Norfolk border near the town of Diss. Visitors are able to browse around the quality trade stands and Craft Marquee, be amazed by the Re-enactment displays, travel back in time as you visit the various encampments and remember the good old days whilst admiring the beautifully restored vintage vehicles and gleaming classic cars on display.
Rural Craft demonstrators will have you watching in awe as they work on their masterpieces and there will be plenty to keep children occupied with a vintage fairground, donkey rides and dog show being just some of the attractions and activities on offer.
A licensed bar on the showground will be offering a range of real ales and a number of catering stands will be open all day and into the evening.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Wartime in the Vale - 16th - 17th June - Ashdowm WII Camp, Badsey, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7EL
450+ Military & Civilian Re-enactors & Dioramas 1940's Entertainment, Arena Events Armoury BBMF, Battle/Pyrotechnics,Champ Camp, Fair Classic & Commercials,Food & Bar,Military Dioramas Militaria Stalls,
Noon Day Gun,Post War Vehicles, Refreshments Tanks
Scorton Steam - Sat 16th - Sun 17th Jun - Woodacre Lodge Farm, Gubberford Lane, Scorton, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1BN
It is the biggest steam fair in the North West with over 600 exhibits of vehicles of all ages, shapes and
Lymm Historic Transport Day - 24th June - Lymm Village Centre , Lymm, WA13 0JB
The 6th annual event that offers a unique combination of amazing transport attractions: 2 Spitfires one in the air, one on the ground, historic boats, steam, classic cars, bikes, model rail and cars, plus fantastic attractions for the family.
Kent County Show & Heritage Section - 6th - 8th July
- Kent Showground. Detling. Maidstone. Kent. ME14 3JF
No Agricultural Show would be complete without the ever popular Heritage Section.
The Kent County Show is particularly proud of the huge selection of vehicles that exhibit over the three days. Located near the main entrance the plumes of smoke from the steam engines can be seen as visitors enter the Showground.
Everyday the vehicles parade in the Heritage Ring and include motorcycles, commercial, buses, pre/post war cars, tractors, steam engines, models and steam. The parades start at 10.00am and continue until 4.30pm each day. A selection of vehicles travel through the Showground each day so that all our visitors have the opportunity to see these wonderful examples.
The enthusiasts who man the Heritage Section are always on hand to talk about the history and are more than happy to give advice about restoration projects. The Kent County Show is a great opportunity for families to show their children and grandchildren the majesty of our motoring legacy.
Hadlow College Tractor Driving
Hadlow College will be in the Heritage Ring every afternoon completing a Tractor Driving Demonstration. Hadlow College are Kent’s premier Land-Based College and are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Learning to drive a tractor is just of many courses they run in both Farming and Horticulture.
Come and Join us for a cuppa and remembrer the Good Ol' Times at our FFA Stand in the Heritage Section.
For more details and exhibiting your Ford or Fordson Tractor in the Heritage Section contact:
Rodney Gibson on Mobile - 07850 788347
Hanbury Countryside Show - 7th July - Park Hall Farm, Hanbury, Redditch, B96 6RD
The is a fantastic summer's outing for the whole family. Held on the first Saturday in July since 1947, the show has been held to celebrate the very best of Midlands farming, equestrianism and rural life. The show is above all a traditional one day agricultural and horse show based upon strong charitable principles.
Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering - 7th - 8th July - Powderham Castle, Kenton, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
Now in it's 44th year the Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham has become probably the largest event of its type in the South West and possibly further afield. We were delighted that in 2016 our efforts were recognised by the The National Car Club Awards in receiving the award for "Outstanding Car Club Event"
Long Melford Vintage Rally - 7th - 8th July - Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9AA
Organised by the Farm Machinery Preservation Society.
This long established rally attracts visitors and exhibitors from all over East Anglia as well as quite a number travelling from all around the UK.
Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally & Country Fair - 7th - 8th July
Next to The Ivy Inn, Heddington, Nr Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0PL
Based in the picturesque village of Heddington, the Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally welcomes upwards of 7000 people from across the country and beyond.
It really is a fantastic way to spend a day or even a whole weekend!
Woodcotes Steam & Vintage Rally - 14th - 15th July - RG8 0QY
The Rally is located about 8 miles north-west of Reading
Parking: Ample FREE parking on site.
The field lies between the village and the A4074, and the car parks and entrances will be sign posted from the A4074 and on the roads from Goring and Pangbourne.
Cambridgeshire Steam Rally - 14th - 15th July - Quy Park, Stow Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AF
Once again it is hoped to show at least 150 of these Beasts of the Land, many handsomely restored to their former glory and some remaining unrestored Rusty Relics but none the less loved and cherished by their owners. You may even see a few that still earn their keep trudging around the farm and small holdings.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Cambourne Show - 21st July - Gwealavellan Farm, Nr Coombe,
Crabourne, Cornwall, TR27 5EF
At the Camborne Show experts in rural activities from all over the area gather together to display their talents, many of which have taken generations of dedication to perfect. Shared knowledge and carefully guarded trade secrets contribute to the day being a showcase of the truly best in their field.
Leyburn 1940s Weekend - 21st - 22nd July - The Market Place, Leyburn,
The Market Place in the centre of town becomes an arena for all things 1940s with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles: including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines...
Royal Welsh Show - 23rd - 26th July - Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Last year's Royal Welsh Show achieved a record 241,781 visitors and the 2018 show promises to be better than ever with attractions including livestock shows, vintage machinery, regimental bands, a motorcycle display team, and much more
New Forest & Hampshire County Show - 24th to 26th July
The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England SO42 7QH
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show represents entertainment at its' very best, a vast array of sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. Highlights include Countryside Traditions and Demonstrations, Show Ring Displays, Show Gardens & Local Produce.
Borrowby Show - 25th July - Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton Thirsk YO7 4AX
The Borrowby Show highlights include field classes covering most farm animals, tent classes & exhibits for cattle, sheep, farm produce, vegetables, flowers, cookery, wine, arts & crafts and children's competitions. There are show jumping events, a gymkhana and a fancy dress parade.
The War & Peace Revival - 24th - 28th July - Folkestone Racecourse, Stone St, Hythe CT21 4HX
A five-day military and vintage festival at Folkestone Racecourse, RAF Westenhanger, Hythe, will be packed full of education and entertainment bringing the Dunkirk Spirit to this historic corner of Kent.
Thousands of military vehicles are expected to gather at the new venue from around the world representing the armies of the 20th century. Look out for tanks, artillery, armoured and amphibious vehicles, cars, Jeeps, bicycles and motorbikes, emergency and commercial vehicles and lots more.
Welland Steam Rally - 27th,28th & 29th July - Woodside Farm. Welland.
Worcestershire. WR13 6NG.
The Mid Devon Show - 28th July - Hartnoll Farm, Post Hill, Tiverton
EX16 4NG. The best one day Agricultural Show in the West, the 24th Mid Devon Show will feature non-stop activity
from 9.00am until 5.30pm.
Dacorum Steam & Country Fair - 28th & 29th July - Green Croft Farm
Potten End, Nr. Hemel Hempstead. Herts HP1 2SG
Cumbria Steam Gathering - 28th - 29th July - Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, LA11 7LS.
For over four decades, the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles from far and wide to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering.
151st Heckington Show - 28th - 29th July - Boston Road, Heckington, Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9RA
The Largest Village Show in England!
Ryedale Show - 31st July - Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 7HQ
Situated within a natural amphitheatre, there are eight rings running throughout the day, exhibiting prime cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. There are also sections for fur & feather, produce, WI/YCA and children’s classes together with sheep dog trials a dog show and ofcourse Vintage Vehicles & Tractors. Prize money in excess of £20,000 is up for grabs, not to mention some fabulous trophies.
Gates open to the Public at 8.30 a.m.
Totnes Show - 29th July - Great Court Farm, Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LE
Totnes Show offers a variety of attractions & entertainment for all ages from exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring to the Acoustic Music Stage and a Cross Country Bike Race.
Sheep, cattle and horses compete for showing honours and show jumping is as popular as ever.
A Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large selection of Trade Stands further add to this great family day out.
Countryfile Live Show 2018 - 2nd - 5th August - Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Packed with wholesome countryside fun, BBC Countryfile Live returns to the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace for four days of live arena shows, hands on activities, animal displays, debates, food, drink and shopping.
With a whole host of exciting new attractions for 2018, the show brings together everything visitors cherish about our countryside, from wildlife and farming, to outdoor pursuits and food, for everyone to enjoy.
"Bigger and better than you could ever imagine
Ernie says...."We had a couple of days visiting this Show last year and yes it is expensive to get in, but ....wow!! what a fantastic show it is. The Countryfile arena with presentations from the presenters, the Heavy horse section were fantastic. I know that Rodney Gibson favourite event was the Stihl Chainsaw carvings and UK Live Championships, aswell as the homemade ice-creams and local Ale tent. It is a yearly treat and well worth going to"....
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza - 3rd - 5th August
South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, GL7 5QD
The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the county and actively raises money for both national and regional charities.
The show features: Vintage displays of nearly 700 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American, plus 230 Motorbikes, scooters, 70 bicycles from 1903 - 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 91 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 Tractors, over 60 Buses and Coaches, 105 Military Vehicles, 240 Emergency and Commercial Vehicles, vintage Caravans and Model Aircraft flying displays. Live Arena with non-stop demonstrations from steam to dancing tractors and much much more. Plus the opportunity to drive a steam engine and see the spectacular Showman’s Engines.
Vintage Fun fair with the popular Fairground Organs, 'electric yachts', waltzers, big wheel, Punch and Judy Shows, steam-driven 'gallopers' and traditional penny arcade games, plus a ride on a model stream train.
Weald of Kent Steam Rally - 4th - 5th August
Largest line up of Steam in Kent - Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent. TN26 3QY With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.
Throughout the weekend there will be steam games to watch and participate in, a restoration marquee giving you access to what goes into bringing these beautiful machines back to life with live demonstrations and why not take a helicopter flight which will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Kent countryside. Relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings with something from food stalls and the fully licenced bar which will be offering locally brewed beers, ciders and more.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
Turriff Show - 5th - 6th August - The Haughs, Queen's Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4EF
The Turriff Show is the largest two-day show in Scotland. The Show is now regarded as the main shop window for all things food & agriculture in the north east of Scotland
Brecon County Show - 4th August - Brecon County Showground, The Watton Fields, The Watton, Brecon, LD3, Powys, Wales
As the oldest agricultural show in the UK, the Brecon County Show is centred around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes which attract exhibitors from all over the Country. There are also over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in British Farm Produce, the latest tractors & farm machinery
and cars to anything for the garden. From clothing and jewellery to hand made cards, there is something for everyone. Combine this with vintage and modern machinery, Dog Show, rides and stalls for children, a beer tent and much more you will be sure to have a great family day out.
Fermanagh County Show - 7th - 8th August - The Agricultural Centre,
Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 4RL
The Fermanagh County Show hosts a wide range of Livestock, Home Industry, Pet and Schools Classes.
Ashover Show - Wednesday 8th August - The Rectory Fields, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0BA
Ashover Show can trace its origins back to 1924 and is a traditional country show with something for every member of your family. Highlights include: livestock classes, light horse classes, horticulture classes, dog shows, craft tent, vintage tractors & cars.
Driffield Rally - 11th - 12th August - Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN
The Driffield Show 2017 features excellent shows of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs. There are also Heavy Horse classes, Show Jumping and pony classes, plus the crowd favourite Dog Show.
Ripley Agricultural Show - 12th August - Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate,
N Yorks. HG3 3EA
The Ripley Agricultural Show features horse showing & jumping, a sheep show, falconry, terrier racing, vintage machinery, horticultural displays, handicrafts and much much more.
Chertsey Show - 11th - 12th August - Show Ground, Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LN
The Chertsey Show features classes in cattle, sheep, pigs and goats plus a pet show, a Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Craft, Food & horticultural marquees. All that plus Horse Shows, Heavy horses, craft classes, Scarecrow competition and trade stands.
Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fair - 18th & 19th August
Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX
A survey of visitors showed that the main reason for attending was to have
“a good family day out” and appreciated were not only the large number
of tractors shown and paraded but also the country fair atmosphere which allowed visitors to feel they were stepping into a bygone age.
Popular over the two days were tractors from many decades, rows of classic cars, commercial vehicles and motorcyles; miniature steam engines, stationary engines, horticultural machines, a wide choice of food and drink outlets, and a large number of craft and other stalls.
Mid-Somerset Show - 19th August - Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT
The Mid Somerset Show is the largest "FREE" agricultural show in the
South West of England.
Meplash Show - 23rd August - West Bay Showground, Bridport, Dorset,
The Melplash Show 2014 is a one day agricultural show held in West Bay, Dorset. Loads to see and do for all of the family. Meet sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, heavy horses, donkeys and more as they compete for prizes. Over 350 trade stands and main ring attractions. Plenty of classes for children to enter and get involved with our Handicraft and Horticulture sections - schedules available on our website from May. Children’s funfair, lots of local food and so much more.
Great Dorset Steam Fair - 23rd - 27th August - Tarant Hinton, Blanford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX
From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now widely recognised as "THE" National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World.
The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe's largest outdoor event locations.
For more details contact Pat Pawsey on:07974-952739 before 9pm
Wensleydale Show- Thursday 25th August - Leyburn Showground, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JG
The Wensleydale Show has record entries in the Hunter Classes and the Sheep Section. Plus amazing displays from Bolddog Lings, The Mighty Megaminis Display Team and this years main arena entertainment will feature:
“The West Lancs Dog Display Team”
Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2018 - 26th & 27th August - Shrewsbury Steam Rally, Onslow Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 5EE
Shrewsbury Steam Rally is a fantastic two day event that takes place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury, over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.
Each year it attracts thousands of people to marvel at the site of steam-powered vehicles of all kinds in action and on static display. If you’ve never experienced the sights, sounds and smells of steam engines in action then this is the place to be.
Moreton-in-Marsh Show - 1st September - Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AB
Visit the 2017 Moreton-in-Marsh Show to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other. It's a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.
Romsey Show - 8th September - The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society - 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ
The Romsey Show 2018 is a true agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842, and showcases the best of British
farming as cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes.
Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Usk Show - 8th September 2017 - Usk Showground, Monmouthshire,
Usk Show is one of the largest one-day Agricultural Shows in Wales. The Show is a great day out for the family combining many aspects ofcountry life and farming including a livestock section showcasing Monmouthshires finest cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. There's also a large Horse and Showjumping section
as well as small animals, Vintage and Steam, Homecrafts and Horticulture.
Haddenham Steam Rally - 8th & 9th September - Near Ely, Cambridge
Haddenham Steam Rally is a traditional steam and country fair and has something for everyone. Whether you are an avid steam enthusiast or just looking for a day out with the family there is something for all to enjoy. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and accessible rally. We are a completely volunteer run organisation that raises money for many local charities and causes. You will find over 600 exhibits from steam engines, Vintage Cars, stationary engines, vintage tractors and Lorries, to the old tyme fair, which for some years has included Rules steam driven Gallopers, one of the finest sets in the country.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Westmorland County Show - Thursday 13th Sept - Westmorland County Agricultural Society, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria. LA7 7NH
The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the UK and also one of the
oldest with the Westmorland Society being founded in 1799. Held on the second Thursday in
September each year, the Show attracts over 30,000 people and features a major Livestock Show
including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry. There are also marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning or Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall,
Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands.
Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair - 14th - 16th September - Old Warden Park, nr Biggleswade SG18 9DX
The Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre is held in the picturesque setting of Old Warden Park. The much photographed Victorian Country House, built by the Shuttleworth family in the late 1870’s, provides a magnificent backdrop for the event.
Attracting over 20,000 visitors each year, the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society aims to give an insight into the country life at the turn of the 20th Century when steam was in its hey day. Many working demonstrations are taking place wherever you may care to roam on the 400 acre site. For the complete day out visit the beer garden, listen to the band and watch the Stage Show.Stay into Saturday evening and end your day marvelling at the magnificent line-up of showman’s engines generating the fairground rides and attractions. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Salute to the 40's - 15th - 16th September - Chatham Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE.
What a spiffingly good weekend was had by all! 2015's show proved why Salute to the '40s has been voted "One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"
Royal County of Berkshire County Show - 15th - 16th September -Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks,
For over 100 years, The Royal County of Berkshire Show has been celebrating English country life. As well as showing classes, there is National show jumping in the main arena, the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. All this plus food & cookery, arts & crafts, horse driving & pig showing, gardening, shops and more.
Annual Ploughing Match & Fun Weekend - 6th & 7th October
Ampton Hall Estates, Ampton, Bury-St-Edmunds.
The start on both days will be 10am and the area will be well sign posted.
More Class Details & Henry's Contact numbers in Downloadable Entry Form below.
Annual Ploughing Match and Fun Weekend Details / Entry Form
Wealdown Autumn Countryside Show - 6th - 7th Oct -
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside at harvest time. At this beautiful time of year, enjoy heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing, steam-powered threshing, falconry and dog displays, craft demonstrations and a chance to browse and buy for gifts with a countryside theme at the many craft and trade stands.
Tractor World Autumn Show - 6th - 7th October
We are pleased to announce a new Autumn Tractor World Show to
be held indoors (in the brand new exhibition hall) and outdoors at the centrally located Newbury Showground, 1/2 mile off Jun 13/ M4 A34 Junction.
Ford & Fordson Tractors display aswell as displays of all makes tractors and farm machinery from the 1970's
All eras and types of County & Roadless 4 wheel drive conversions
Plus veteran, vintage and classic tractors and machinery, national and regional club stand displays, classic trucks and vans, classic Land Rovers and classic plant.
Horticultural and garden implements, stationary engines, miniature steamers and model displays.
Restoration area, show awards and judging plus meet the editorial teams from Kelsey Media. Vintage spares, autojumble, specialist trade stands, tools and model retailers.
Weekend camping, showers and elsen points on site.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
68th British Ploughing Championships & Country Festival - 13th - 14th October - Austrey, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3ED
Countryside Live - 20th - 21st October - Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
Giving you a chance to see the whole of the countryside in one go! Countryside Live brings together all the best bits of the countryside and 90% of it is under cover so you'll have a great time whatever the weather!
A Geat Countryside Day Out.
Newark Vintage Tractor & Hertitage Show - 10th & 11th November -
The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY
Over 850 exhibits. Rare & native breed/calf show, heritage displays & craft stalls.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
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