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Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

Friday 31 July - Sunday 2 August 2020

The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK. Set on an ex wartime airfield, the sprawling show site covers around 200 acres, with surprises around every corner, to suit young and old alike

The classic car section alone features over 1000 classic cars, plus 30 visiting car clubs showcasing veteran, pre-war, post-war, American to hot rods and modern classics. Alongside regular exhibits are remarkable stories of barn finds, restoration projects and histories to be told.

Aside from the magnificent display of over 300 classic motorbikes and scooters, visitors to the show can expect to see over 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 80 Classic American cars, 30 visiting car clubs, 70 bicycles from 1892-1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 80 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 tractors, over 70 buses and coaches, 130 military vehicles, 315 emergency and commercial vehicles, 70 industrial trucks and plant machinery, 50 vintage caravans and over 50 model aircraft taking to the sky above.

  • Live Action Arena with non-stop demonstrations from spectacular Showman’s Engines to dancing tractors plus the opportunity to drive a steam engine and the Tigers children’s motorcycle display team. Don’t miss the grand parade of miniature steam in the Alec Tanner arena or take a passenger ride on the 10¼ inch scale steam locomotive.
  • Vintage Fun fair with fairground organs, 'electric yachts', waltzers, big wheel, steam-driven 'gallopers' and traditional penny arcade games, plus ‘Chuffy the train’ passenger rides.
  • The popular Dog Show will take place once again on the Saturday and Sunday of the show. Categories to be announced soon, entry is £2 in addition to the show admission, with all money going to Blue Cross animal charity.
  • The Countryside Arena actively promotes animal conservation and features both fun and educational displays from a vulture flying display, ferret racing, rare breeds, alpacas, shire horses, horse logging, reptiles, bee hive making to Morris Dancing. Back by popular demand is the hilarious ‘Sheep Show’ - an entertaining demonstration of shearing and sheep dancing - get into the groove with the Sheep Show Shuffle! And new for 2019 the Dog and Duck Show, as seen on BBC Countryfile. Plus, the children’s area has traditional vintage funfair games, face painting and Professor Colliwobble with his free regular Punch and Judy Shows.
  • Massive Trade stand zone featuring model tents, 2 large craft marquees and over 180 trade stands selling a vast array of countryside apparel, vintage clothes, tools, memorabilia to Vintage Victory Rollers ‘Pop up’ vintage hair salon.
  • Food & Drink - The showground site is sprawling, but there’s plenty of food and drink ‘pit stops’, a firm favourite is the vintage tea room with the 1940s broadcasting a great selection of tunes, Lindy Hop dancers plus regular sets by the ‘Steamed Up Brass’ and Don McDermott, a professional singer performing big band and swing dance music.
  • FREE vintage bus rides around the showground on all three days.

  • With so much to see and do, one day just isn’t long enough!

The event is a disabled friendly site, with disabled parking, toilet facilities and mobility scooters on site to hire.

For further show information, bus timetables or to purchase advance discounted tickets visit the website.

For further information

  • Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

  • Where :South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, Glos GL7 5QD
  • Date : Friday 31 July - Sunday 2 August 2020
  • Time : 10am to 5pm
  • Tickets/Admission : Fri: Adult £7, junior £4. Sat or Sun: Adult: £10, junior £5 Weekender (Fri- Sun) Adult: £15, junior:£8 Family Weekender ticket (2 x adults, 2 x junior) for all three days: £35 Children under 5 years old go free
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