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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.

Pensthorpe Vintage Rally The 3rd Pensthorpe Vintage Fair has unfortunately turned out to be the last, as despite entry forms for 2015 being handed out at the close of the 2014 show, Pensthorpe Natural Park have since removed the event from their programme for 2015 and it's unlikely to be reinstated in future years. Graham & Sharon have asked us via the website to thank all helpers, exhibitors and visitors for their support over the last three years at Pensthorpe. It's a great shame as the show was well supported by exhibitors and seemed to be reasonably well populated with public for the time of year. Many of the things we normally comment on will not now be relevant for the future. However, one highlight of the 2014 show was the MG Magnette Owner's...  More/Images > > >

Little Casterton Working Weekend The 2014 Little Casterton Working Weekend was held on the same fields as the previous year in the picturesque countryside just north of Stamford, Lincs. This invitation-only event always tries to put on something new and in 2014, that was a muck-spreading display, perhaps not everyone's cup of tea and certainly not one to be inspected at close quarters, but innovative all the same. In the other field, standing corn had been left to ripen for the usual harvesting display and a few ploughing plots had been marked out for those who wanted to present ploughing to match standards without it being obliterated within minutes. The muck-spreading display was headed up by the...  More/Images > > >

Haddenham Steam Rally Our visit to the 41st Haddenham Steam Rally seemed a little different to the year before when all the stops had been pulled out for the 40th anniversary year, although to be fair not a lot had changed. The layout remained pretty much the same with just a few tweaks, but the associated Heavy Horse Show on the Sunday was definitely lacking in participants with only a handful of horses at the most in each class. The vintage roadmaking display down the southern side of the site, however, goes from strength to strength. Cars and commercials seemed a little thinner on the ground this year, but they may be because most of the WDHVC caravan section had decided not to participate. This was a pity, because although they do...  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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