Northleach steamshow

Northleach Steamshow is a traditional country steam show that originally started as a steam rally in the 1950s and ran as the Northleach Steam and Stationary Engine Show from the 1970s to 2000. After a break of 13 years, the show was successfully revived in 2013. We may not be the biggest steam show, but we’ve certainly got tradition and a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere in an idyllic Cotswold setting going for us with a good selection of vehicles to see! We operate as not for profit, with organisers and supporters all volunteering their time and expertise towards simply being able to run the show each year and raise some monies for local charities and organisations.

New location for 2022

A436, Notgrove, GL543BS, 4.5 miles outside of Northleach


Northleach Steamshow is a not-for-profit steam show that relies on the generosity and support of local businesses and individuals to continue. Every year, we have over 5000 visitors join us in our idyllic Cotswold setting to enjoy the result of hundreds of hours of volunteered time to plan and run the show. We charge a small entrance fee to the general public but could not possibly cover the vast costs of running such a show this way alone. The majority of our expenditure such as coal, toilets, insurance etc are paid for by the generosity of our sponsors and without them, we could not continue.

Every year, our sponsors are provided advertisement in our programs which are sold on the day to our visitors. We also offer arena advertising banners and over microphone adverts on the event days themselves.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please Click Here

Show Details

All profits to local causes

Under 16s




*Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Q – When are applications accepted for this years event?
A – Entries typically open on 1st January and close on 19th July. Occasionally, we may change these dates. The exact opening dates will be posted on our site shortly after the current years show has finished.

Q – Why do entries close so far before the show?
A – It takes significant time to produce the programs for the show and to plan out the layout of exhibits on the show ground. To give us the required time to do this, we need to close entries in July.

Q – Are dogs permitted on the show grounds?
A – Yes, but they must be kept on a lead at all times.

Q – Can visitors camp on the show ground?
A – Yes, but all camping overnight for the public is in the car park area. Exhibitors will be able to overnight for free on the showground (subject to space).

Q – Are there toilets for camping visitors?
A – Yes, in the car park area.

Q – Is there a charge for visitors to camp?
A – No, other than the entrance fee for both days.

Q – What are the opening times of the show to the public?
A – The show grounds are open from 10am to 5pm on both days.

Q – When can I arrive at the show?
A – You are welcome to arrive from Friday onwards but no earlier please and depart Sunday.
Please contact us if you need to make alternative arrangements or advise during your application.

Q – Are entries limited?
A – There is a limit on the amount of entries in all sections. Please register your interest as soon as possible.

Q – What services are provided?
A – Water bowsers and Coal will be provided onsite for the full and scale steam engines that attend. Temporary toilets and an Elsan disposable point will be available around the Show Ground

Q – Is there a charge to exhibit or enter the show?
A – Two adult passes will be provided for Exhibitors, if you require more than this please advise during your entry application. Trade entries will be required to pay a fee based on frontage during entry application. General public entry fees are show above.

Q – Can I download an entry form to exhibit or provide a trade stall?
A – In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we request where ever possible that Exibitors and Trade entries enter online here. If you do require a printable form, please Contact Us

Local causes

We are very proud to support local causes in and around Northleach with all profits from Northleach Steamshow. Over the years, many donatains have been made including:

  • Local care home for the elderly

  • Local playing field for sports and recreation

  • Local swimming pool at Northleach Primary school

  • Local scouting group

  • Hedgehog rescue centre


  • Show organiser Steve Freemantle presents Northleach King George Sports Field with a cheque for a £1000

Help us keep this local tradition going!

If you are local to the area and would like to help the show or have any queries, please contact us using the link below.


Please note the organisers of the event cannot be held responsible for any advertised attractions that fail to appear.