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Our policy is to feature events we visit as exhibitors and occasionally as visitors, and report independently in words and pictures. We do not organise events ourselves, and do not endorse, feature or advertise shows that we do not attend. Our 2015 calendar is very similar to 2014 but with a couple of changes. Parson Drove Car & Bike Show will replace Whaplode Drove, and Ramsey Steam Rally in place of Hilgay Country Show. Other events will also include the East of England Vintage & Heritage Spectacular in April and Rackheath Vintage Fayre in May.

Newark Tractor Show The 2015 Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show appeared to be another successful event, particularly for our local East Anglia branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club who came back with 4 trophies, including both stationary engine cups. Their display in the Stanley Sheldon Hall was deserving of a prize which if there had been one for Best Club Display this year, I'm sure it would have won. Basically 40% of the area was given over to a fenced working field with a Farmall F12 & planter going one way and a Case DEX with cultivator going the other, complete with 3 mannequins manning the machinery. Several trips to & from East Anglia and lots of bags of compost were used. There were 6 other tractors on display around the other...  More/Images > > >

Little Casterton Working Weekend The 2015 Little Casterton Working Weekend enjoyed mainly fine weather if I recall correctly, however, my memory is a little hazy as I unfortunately write this report more than a month hence. I do recall the stationary engine line was very sparsely populated on Friday evening when we arrived but Saturday morning saw a lot of the larger engines arrive and it turned out to be a very good display indeed. However, there seemed to be some none arrivals on the tractor front as the organisers were still busy arranging what machinery would work which equipment. On a serious note, the lack of available insurance paperwork submitted with entries was causing some concern...  More/Images > > >

Haddenham Steam Rally The last few rallies in September have given us quite good weather really and Haddenham was no exception, warm enough to sit out in shirt sleeves and doze off beside one's stationary engine. We'd reverted to engines for the next two show's and I made the effort to get down to Haddenham on Thursday night which gave us adequate choice of engine camping. With the Sandringham Game & Country Fair also on the same weekend, some regulars were missing so there was no need for the contingency area up by the low-loaders. As always, there was an excellent array of engines with a few of the regular participants winning trophies, no real surprises there. It did look to me that last year's winners were assisting in the...  More/Images > > >

2015 Fixture List
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19th April:
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23rd - 25th May:
30th - 31st May:
7th June:
20th - 21st June:
Various Dates:
25th - 26th July:
25th - 26th July:
1st - 2nd August:
22nd - 23rd August:
29th - 31st August:
5th - 6th September:
12th - 13th September:
19th - 20th September:
7th - 8th November:
Little Downham Organ and Bygone Extravaganza
Cottenham Yesteryear Road Run
Rushden Cavalcade Rally
Carrington Steam Rally
Woolpit Steam Show
Euston Rural PasTimes
Holbeach Vintage Rally
Whaplode Bluebell Classic Car Meets
Holkham Country Fair
Heckington Show
Ramsey Steam & Vintage Show
Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally
Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre
Boston Steam & Vintage Festival
Haddenham Steam Rally
Little Casterton Working Weekend
Pensthorpe Vintage Rally
Newark Tractor Show
Other Events
Hilgay Vintage and Country Show (2014)
Belvoir Castle Steam Festival (2012)

Fens Vintage does not have any direct organisational involvement with the events listed. Requests for information should be made direct to the event organisers, using the contact details listed in the box at the top of each event's page. Email or website links are provided where possible. Where there is no information given, generally this is because the event is by Invitation only.

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