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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.

Lets hope for a successful dry rally season for 2014.

Boston Steam & Vintage Festival The 9th Boston Steam & Vintage Festival moved to a new site for 2014 next to the Orchard Holiday Park at Frampton Lane, Hubberts Bridge, Boston, which wed been led to believe last year was going to be a much bigger field. However, the show field itself appeared to be very similar in size and shape to the old site north of Boston, and only really worked by having the car-parking on a stubble field across the road, which also formed part of the working field. Having arrived Friday afternoon, and being based in the heart of the main field, I didn't realise there was still a working element to the show until an after-hours walk-around on Saturday evening. As the public came...  More/Images > > >

Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre The 17th Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre encouraged us to "Lets All Be Kids Again" in 2014 and offered such attractions as the small vintage fairground with its Austin J40 pedal cars, circular train and Jet-planes, Punch & Judy shows, dog agility displays, galloping acrobats and sheepdog displays with a twist of ducks instead of sheep. Having booked my usual couple of days off after our ritual outing to the CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, we eventually arrived on Thursday evening to get set up on the bygones line facing the trade stands. Friday morning dawned, and it's off the sale ground to drop off those surplus and redundant items that might make us a bob or two. Layout-wise...  More/Images > > >

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 showmen's locomotives as the compact design of the standard road locomotive lended itself well to conversion, and to be fair, Foster's 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 Foster's ceased production. Echoing last year's report there was again a long list of deceased exhibitors listed in the programme, including...  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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