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.

Eastington Road, Eastington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3PJ

Sponsorship

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

Free!*

Concessions

£4.50

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

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.

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 – What types of exhibits are accepted?
A – We are looking for entries in the following classes:
Steam engines (both full and scale size), Stationary Engines, Classic Cars, Tractors (with or within implements), Motor and Commercial Vehicals

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 – Can I download an entry form to exhibit?
A – Yes. You can either download a printable form to return in the post, or register your application online. Both of which can be done here after the entry opening date.

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 – Is coal and water provided?
A – Water bowsers, temporary toilets and an Elsan disposable point will be available around the Show Ground. Coal will be provided onsite for the full and scale steam engines that attend

Q – Is there a charge to stay overnight?
A – Exhibitors will be able to overnight for free on the showground (subject to space) and carpark areas.

Q – Is there a charge to exhibit or enter the show?
A – No. Two adult passes will be provided, if you require more than this please advise during your entry application.

Q – What types of stalls etc are accepted?
A – Being a country steam and vintage show we are looking for stalls that will compliment the theme, so steam or vintage related stalls, crafts, country clothing, agricultural and local produce.

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 – Can I download an entry form for my stall?
A – Yes. You can either download a printable form to return in the post, or register your application online. Both of which can be done here after the entry opening date.

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 – Is there a charge to attend?
A – Yes. There are different chargers for the frontage of the stall you require, with all monies going to local causes and helping support the show for future years. You will be able to make this payment during your Online Entry Application via PayPal.

Q – Will I be asked to make a donation at the end of the show like previous years?
A – No. This year we have decided to request a payment upfront rather than requesting donations at the end of the show like previous years. If you do wish to make a donation you are more than welcome to provide it at the time of entry.

Q – Is there a charge to stay overnight?
A – Stallholders will be able to overnight for free on the showground (subject to space) and carpark areas.

Q – Can I bring my vehicle into the show ground?
A – Only one per trade stand will be allowed on the show ground, additional vehicles are to go in the car park.

Q – Is there a charge to attend as a charity stall?
A – Charity stalls will not be asked to pay as one of the goals of the show is to help local charities

Q – Do you provide tables/marquees?
A – No. You will need to provide your own tables and marquees.

Q – Can I download an entry form to supply a catering entry?
A – No. Entries for the catering section are by invitation only.

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:

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    Northleach Court Care Home

    Local care home for the elderly

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    King George V Sports Field

    Local playing field for sports and recreation

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    Northleach Swimming Pool

    Local swimming pool at Northleach Primary school

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    Sherborne Scouts

    Local scouting group

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    Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue

    Hedgehog rescue centre

MORE THAN
£1,000
raised

  • 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 the show organiser, Steve Freemantle, on 07765 692758 or use the contact us form below.

Contact

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