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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 2014 calendar remains pretty much the same as 2013 but we will definitely be at Little Downham this year but this does mean the East of England Vintage & Heritage Spectacular will be a Sunday only visit, We hope to be back at Rackheath Vintage Fayre and Carrington in May and possibly the Essex Country Show at Barleylands in September.

Letís hope for a successful dry rally season for 2014.

Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally The 2014 Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally had a special Foster collection for its theme and listed 18 different engines from the Lincolnshire manufacturer in the programme. Many of these are now paraded as showmenís locomotives as the compact design of the standard road locomotive lended itself well to conversion, and to be fair, Fosterís did offer conversions for this purpose. The line included the two recent new builds, both Wellington-style tractors of 2007 & 2009 carrying the next two consecutive numbers 14739 & 14740 from when Fosterís ceased production. Echoing last yearís report there was again a long list of deceased exhibitors listed in the programme, including...  More/Images > > >

Hilgay Vintage and Country Show The Hilgay Vintage & Country Show was again held at Down Hall, Hilgay, but came forward a week to the first weekend in August to avoid clashing with the free-entry Downham Market River Festival a week later, which noticeably affected the public attendance last year. A change of dates can be a risky move, but this show seems to be well supported by regular exhibitors and only the car and motorbike sections were perhaps a little down on last year. As usual as we arrived at tea-time, we met the organiser heading up the lane to get his own evening meal, no doubt well-deserved, but unfortunately he appeared to have left only Private Godfrey on the field, a very nice...  More/Images > > >

Heckington Show Heckington Show returned for another year over the weekend of 26-27 July with pretty much the same extensive format as before. I know through their Facebook page that many things change from year to year but the main thing for me was the return of the working field, but only for the heavy horses, not for tractors. The bygones tent was also much fuller this year with an influx of some of the fairground modellers from around and about the area. For the first time in several years, we were checked on the way in as to where we were going. Not a bad thing as before Iíd just been able to wave a pass, entry tickers, wristbands etc without having to stop but this year security was a little bit tighter, or maybe we were slightly later? Iíd finally...  More/Images > > >

2014 Fixture List
29th March:
27th April:
3rd - 5th May:
24th - 26th May:
31st May - 1st June:
8th June:
14th - 15th June:
26th - 27th July:
2nd - 3rd August:
16th - 17th August:
23rd - 25th August:
30th - 31st August:
6th - 7th September:
20th - 21st September:
4th - 5th October:
8th - 9th 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 Drove Country Fair
Holkham Country Fair
Heckington Show
Hilgay Vintage and Country 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
Previous Events
Belvoir Castle Steam Festival
Doddington Vintage Rally
Walpole Steam and Country Fayre
Thurlow Steam and Country Show
Skylark Country Show
Ramsey Country Fair

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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