8th & 9th AUGUST 2020

Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9AD

INTRODUCTION TO THE EVENT

Since the 1960s the Astle Park Traction Engine Rally has been one of the leading outdoor shows in South Cheshire. Set in magnificent parkland and centrally located this iconic event attracts a large annual following. The spectacular Saturday night firework display is one of the highlights over the weekend.

The event will consist of Steam Engines, Fairground Organs, Classic Cars & Commercials, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Stationary Engines, Trade Stands, Autojumble, Craft & Food Marquee, Fairground, Arena Attractions, Catering & Licensed Bar.

WHAT’S ON

Traction Engines

Traction engines are self-propelled steam engines invented in the 1800s for any form of haulage with many being used in agriculture.

On display there will be various types of steam engines; the showman’s road locomotives (designed to provide power and transport for a travelling funfair), rollers, tractors, buses, lorries etc, manufactured by Burrell, Fowler, Foden, Aveling & Porter and many others.  Along with the static line-up, the engines also take to the main arena each day to showcase history in all its glory, a fantastic sight to see!

Fairground Organs

Mechanical organs come in various guises ranging from fairground organs designed for use in travelling fairs and circuses to provide loud music, through to dance organs for ballrooms which are much quieter, and street organs operated by an organ grinder.   Please email us closer to the event if you wish to obtain a list of the organs attending.

Scarborough Fair Collection including Stage Show

The Scarborough Fair Collection was started in the 1980s when owner Graham Atkinson purchased his first steam engine and mechanical organ. Few could have ever imagined that this was destined to become the start of a unique collection that would become famous throughout the world. The Scarborough Fair Collection will bring a number of their exhibits, together with their stage show featuring an eclectic group of singers, dancers and entertainers. 

Fine Food Marquee

A wide variety of produce on sale.  Organised by Dave Harrison of Kingfisher Craft Fairs.  To book a table please call 07778 473404, email: craftykingfisher@aol.com or visit: www.kingfishercraftfairs.co.uk

Classic Car Display

Visit the Classic Car Section and see vintage and classic cars made from very early 1900 through to the 1970s, Wolseley, Rover, Morris, Jaguar, Austin, Buick, Chevrolet and many other makes including the very popular and the less well-known.  The cars also do a parade around the main arena each day.

Vintage Motorcycles

An impressive line-up of veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles will be on display made by popular manufacturers BSA, Triumph, Matchless, Honda, Ariel and many others together with the lesser-known makes like Motubi, Rudge and Excelsior amongst others.  As well as the static display, the motorcycles take part in a parade in the main arena each day.

Vintage Tractor Display

Vintage and classic tractors on display from various manufacturers including John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Ford, David Brown, International, Leyland and Allis Chalmers plus others.  Together with the static display, the tractors take part in a main arena parade each day giving enthusiasts the opportunity to see them on the move.

Stationary Engines

Stationary engines are used to drive immobile machinery, such as pumps, generators, mills etc and a variety of these working engines will be on display.  Some will have been made as early as 1900.

Working Displays (Sawbenches, Threshing etc)

See demonstrations using a rack saw bench, drag saw, flour mill and threshing set. 

Also see the chainsaw carving, as works of art are created from a single piece of wood.

Miniature Steam Traction Engines

See an array of miniature steam engines – some built from scratch and some built from kits.  Various scaled-down models which join the full-sized engines in their arena parades or see them in the static display. 

Vintage Commercials (Lorries, Buses, Fire Engines etc)

Vintage commercial vehicle display including lorries, buses and fire engines from a variety of manufacturers; Dodge, Chevrolet, Bedford, ERF, Foden, Land Rover, Scammell and many more.  Exhibits will range from early 1920s to 1980 and will participate in main arena parades each day.

Military Vehicle Displays

A wide range of military vehicles will be on display.  Exhibits include Land Rovers, trucks, ambulances, jeeps and, on occasions, tanks.

Vintage Fairground

A visit to the vintage fairground is a must for all the family.  Rides and activities to suit everyone – some good old-fashioned entertainment.

Land Rover Series 1 Display

A display of early Land Rovers from 1948 to 1958.  There will be approximately 35 Series 1 Land Rovers on display.

Children's Corner (Inflatables, Go Karts, Trampolines Etc)

Children’s corner will include some/all of the following attractions: inflatables, go karts and bungee trampolines.  

Please contact Outdoor Shows if you require confirmation.

Trade Stands

Wander around a wide variety of trade stands from clothing, workwear, footwear, garden furniture, tool stalls, toys, jewellery, fine foods, pet supplies and many more.

Autojumble and Antiques/Collectables

Browse the autojumble to find a whole host of things you didn’t know you wanted or needed.  Find that missing item or parts/spares that you cannot find anywhere else!

There will also be antique and collectables stalls at the event.

Craft Marquee with Demonstrations

A wide variety of hand made crafts on sale.  Organised by Dave Harrison of Kingfisher Craft Fairs.  To book a table please call 07778 473404, email: craftykingfisher@aol.com or visit: www.kingfishercraftfairs.co.uk

Mr. Bungle’s Punch & Judy

Mr. Bungle’s Punch & Judy is a fun filled modern version of this much-loved show. Starring all the traditional characters plus a few new ones. A great show for all the family.

Thirty minute shows will take place at: 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00

Model Boat Pool

Runcorn Model Boat Club will provide a display of remote-controlled boats.  Come and chat to the experts and have-a-go yourself at navigating a boat around the purpose-built pool – it’s not as easy as it looks.  Great fun and a very popular attraction for everyone especially the youngsters.

Modern Fairground

Experience some of the latest white knuckle rides.

Licensed Bar and Various Catering Outlets

The licensed bar will be open during the event opening times. Additional opening times include Friday and Saturday evening for traders, exhibitors and onsite campers.

The licensed bar is in a marquee with table/chairs.  Background music and a live act on the Saturday night for those camping.

Caterers will be onsite selling food and drink to suit all tastes.

Arena Timetable

Timetable subject to ground conditions

Live Band Saturday Night

Acts to be announced 1st December 2019

Huge Saturday Night Fireworks Display

Fantastic Firework display at dusk, 9.45pm approximately

Evening Entertainment for Public Campers and Exhibitors

Acts to be announced 1st December 2019

Public Camping from Friday until Monday

Available for Tents, Trailer Tents, Caravans and Motorhomes.  Camping must be prebooked.

VISITOR INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES

Gates open 10am – 11pm (Saturday)
Gates open 10am – 5pm (Sunday)

FREE CAR PARK

Dogs welcome on a lead

COACH TOUR OPERATORS

Tickets are available to coach tour operators at a 40% DISCOUNTED PRICE on a pre-booked basis. Minimum 16 tickets per booking. Onsite parking is available to coaches that have pre-booked. Up to two drivers per coach will gain free entry to the event.

Download your application form by clicking on the PDF icon

MOBILITY SCOOTER HIRE

Mobility Scooters are available to hire on a daily or weekend hire basis.

For reservations please contact Professional Mobility, Freephone: 0800 6335711 or on mobile (especially on show days) 07989 680034.

Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9AD

BUY ADMISSION TICKETS

TICKETS

ADMISSION TICKETS ADVANCE

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Tickets are available to purchase online in advance of the event at discounted rates. These discounted tickets will be available until 31/07/2020.

After this date, tickets will be available to purchase at the event upon your arrival.

Early Bird:
Adults £6
Over 65s £5
Under 16s £3
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 3 under 16s) £15

Advance:
Adults £8
Over 65s £7
Under 16s £4
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 3 under 16s) £20

Note: There are a set number of Early Bird tickets available, once these have been sold, ticket prices will automatically move to the Advance prices

ADMISSION PRICES ON THE DAY
(Please note card facilities are not available on the day)
 

Adults £10
Over 65s £8
Under 16s £5
Under 5s FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £25

Purchase on arrival at the event.

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Astle Park Traction Engine Rally
8th & 9th August 2020

Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9AD

CARAVAN & CAMPING

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CARAVAN, MOTORHOME OR CAMPING

You can pre-book your site for the weekend and full unlimited access to the event for up to 2 adults and 3 under 16s. You can arrive from lunchtime the day before the event and stay until the day after the event finishes.

There is Water, Toilets, Elsan Point and pre-booked electric hook-up on the camping area.

Closing Date for Online Applications: 01/08/2020 or until all camping sites are sold.

Please note the camping sold out in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

POSTAL APPLICATIONS

Although our online caravan & camping booking system is safe and secure, some people prefer to book by post. If you wish to book via a postal application, please download the form by clicking on the PDF logo below.

Closing Date for Postal Applications: 30/04/2020

 

Click the icon to download the Caravan & Camping Postal Application Form.

BUY CARAVAN, MOTORHOME & CAMPING FOR

Astle Park Traction Engine Rally
8th & 9th August 2020

Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9AD

TRADE WITH US

TRADEICONS

TRADERS

From car dealers to agricultural stands, garden furniture to tool stands, clothing to footwear, there will be a wide variety of trade stands at the event.

All stand space is 12 metres deep.  You can camp on your pitch if you wish.  Please ensure you book enough space to accommodate your stand, vehicle and any form of accommodation.

The sale of hot food, alcohol to be consumed onsite, sweets and ice cream is not permitted as trading concessions are already in place for this event.

Online Booking Deadline: 01/08/2020

POSTAL APPLICATIONS

Although our online caravan & camping booking system is safe and secure, some people prefer to book by post. If you wish to book via a postal application, please download the form by clicking on the PDF logo below.

Postal Booking Deadline: 17/07/2020

 

Click the icon to download the Trade Postal Application Form.

BOOK YOUR TRADE STAND FOR

Astle Park Traction Engine Rally
8th & 9th August 2020

Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9AD

EXHIBIT WITH US

VINTAGE & Classic Car
ENTRY FORM

For an Entry Form contact:
Mr Webster
Tel: 07977 767 731

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
ENTRY FORM

For an Entry Form contact:
Clive and Lorna Allman
Tel: 07773 948472
or email: L4rna@aol.com

Classic Motorcycle
Entry Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Peter Taylor
Tel: 07919 688257

VINTAGE TRACTOR
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Mr P Bourne
Tel: 07788 801239
or email: fodenforever@gmail.com

STEAM ENGINES
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Adrian Barber
Tel: 07879 485548
or email: astleparkrally@gmail.com

FAIRGROUND ORGANS
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Outdoor Shows Ltd
Tel: 01751 200839
or email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk

MILITARY VEHICLES
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Ian Burman
Tel: 07778 147643
or email: burmanmilitary@aol.com

STATIONARY ENGINES
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Ray Hurdus
Tel: 07802 783869
or email: ray.hurdus@aol.co.uk

 

MINIATURE STEAM ENGINES
ENTRY FORM

For an Entry Form contact:
Clive Hearsey
Tel: 07972 152108
or email:
clivehearsey@gmail.com

CLASSIC CARAVANS & AWNING DISPLAYS ENTRY FORM

For an Entry Form contact:
Dave Grimes
Tel: 07587 226545
or email: vdub384@gmail.com

SERIES 1 LANDROVER
ENTRY Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Jon Dobson
Tel: 07895 915827
or email:
dobson.lathom@talktalk.net