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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.

Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre The 18th Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre had some nice setting-up days and a good Saturday for the annual collective auction but unfortunately Sunday was wet with light rain and drizzle and as I sit in the caravan starting to write this report (that's a first!), Monday is settling down to heavy rain exactly like it did last year. It' such a shame for Bob and his team that a great friendly event such as this should be hit two years on the trot, but there's precious little anyone can do about it other than soldier on. The committee experimented with the layout of the trade and awning displays this year to try and increase footfall around the field. In previous years, trade stands have usually ran in four...  More/Images > > >

Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally The 2015 Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the event which has grown from 250 exhibits entered at the inaugural show to a regular contingent of around 1600 entries these days. One innovation to be applauded last year was to give free entry to children to try and make it good value and attract families. As people get older, some inevitably pass on and this year the programme played tribute to around a dozen, however, there did seem to be some errors with the programme as it listed last year's entries for at least some the Bygones & Tractor listing, including one deceased member and another who has since sold all his tractors...  More/Images > > >

Ramsey Steam & Vintage Show After a personally disappointing trip to Hilgay last year, we had two other invitations for the same weekend for 2015, viz the Whitwell & Reepham Railway's Steam Rally over in Norfolk or the 2nd Ramsey Steam & Vintage Rally closer to home in Cambridgeshire. Distance alone swung it towards Ramsey but of the three, I think we chose the best. Based at Ramsey Camp, a wartime searchlight unit still retaining several old original period buildings, the main part of the show was on the grass field bridging the gap between the Camp and the Ramsey Rural Museum premises, site of our last visit back in 2011. This was a completely different event to the old single-day Ploughdays, being a fully-fledged...  More/Images > > >

2015 Fixture List
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30th - 31st May:
7th June:
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Various Dates:
25th - 26th July:
25th - 26th July:
1st - 2nd August:
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29th - 31st August:
5th - 6th September:
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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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