Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
The 46th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 5-7 August 2022
After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 46th Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza will make a welcome return to South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester on the 5-7 August 2022!
The show is 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 and acts as a huge celebration of all modes of vintage transport.
This year’s show will feature nearly 1000 classic cars from the dawn of motoring era, pre and post war to American and modern classics, 350 motorcycles and scooters, 70 bicycles from 1903 – 1980, 35 miniature steam engines, 70 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, 70 Buses and Coaches, 70 industrial trucks, classic plant and machinery, 140 military vehicles, 200 Tractors, 300 commercials from ex-emergency services to American auto trucks, 50 vintage caravans to over 50 model aircraft taking to the skies above plus much much more!
To commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years as Monarch, a special cavalcade of historic vehicles, all of which would’ve been built in 1952 will parade in to the main arena to mark the Platinum Jubilee year.
Rally Chairman Martyn Slater, said: ‘The show will be packed full of exhibits, displays, entertainment and stalls to keep the whole family entertained. We pride ourself on being one of the best value days out for all. As such we’ve frozen our prices for the 11th year. What’s more, the event helps local and national charities’ with up to 30 represented on site raising money and awareness of their respective causes. The Club (S.V.T.E.C) has donated over £200,000 for charity in recent years. So, whether you are an exhibitor, visitor, trade stand, entertainer or volunteer, we can’t wait to welcome you back to the show and let the good times roll . . .’
Live Action Arena the Steam Section is at the heart of the show and will be packed with nearly 70 full-size Steam Engines of all descriptions. The infamous ‘Demonstration Arena’ puts these mighty machines to the test, plus there’s the opportunity to drive one. Don’t miss the grand parade of miniature steam in the Alec Tanner arena or watch The Royal British Legion Poppy Parachute Display Team daily descent.
The Countryside Arena promotes animal conservation and features fun and educational displays from bird of prey flying demonstrations, ferret racing, rare breeds, shire horses, horse logging, reptiles to bee hive making. The popular Dog Show will make its return with all money raised going to a local animal shelter.
Kids will love it too – there’s so much to keep them entertained from the vintage fairground with the popular Fairground Organs, ‘electric yachts’, waltzers, big wheel, steam-driven ‘gallopers’, traditional penny arcade games, to passenger rides on board a 10¼ inch scale steam locomotive or ‘Chuffy the train’ to Professor Colliwobble with his traditional Punch and Judy Show.
Massive Trade stand zone – featuring 180 trade stands, autojumble and craft marquees where you can have a rummage to find a hidden gem or bargain along the way.
Food & Drink – There’s plenty of food and drink ‘pit stops’ across the showground, a firm favourite is the vintage tea room with the 1940s Radio.com broadcasting a great selection of tunes, Lindy Hop dancers plus regular sets by vintage singer Miss Franny Delight. Miss Franny will delight you with songs from the 1920s through to modern day with a vintage twist.
FREE vintage bus rides – Operating around the perimeter of the show site, and to and from Cirencester Town Centre and Kemble railway station to the show ground connecting with selected First Great Western Trains inc Stroud, Glos and Chelt.
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For further information, please visit: www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Fair Extravaganza
Dates: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August 2022
Venue: South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, South Cerney, GL7 5QD
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
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
To purchase advance discounted tickets visit: www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk
• The event is a disabled friendly site, with disabled parking, toilet facilities and mobility scooters on site to hire. To pre-book, please visit: www.eventmobility.org.uk
• As a way to offset the shows carbon footprint, the organisers are working with The Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest to create new habitats to benefit biodiversity and help capture carbon in and around South Cerney.