GATES OPEN – 9.30am
~ A quick note about bringing dogs to our rally ~
We don’t turn dogs away, BUT… they MUST be on a lead at all times and we most certainly do not entertain dogs being locked in cars, if we become aware of one and it appears to be in distress or suffering then we will take action!
The Main Arena
The Main Arena is the venue for our unmissable Grand Parade of Steam Engines with its nostalgic music and poetry.
Throughout the day there are cavalcades of vintage tractors on the move, a convoy of historic commercial vehicles, vintage cycles and perambulators (with many entrants in period costume), pre and post World War II cars, veteran cars, classic motorcycles and steam cars. The ever-popular heavy horses also take their turn in the arena and there’s also the Birds of Prey display (as seen on TVs Dragons Den).
Over 1,000 Exhibits
When they’re not in the Arena, all of the exhibits will be on display for closer inspection, as well as Oil Engines, miniature Steam Engines, Military Vehicles… and much, much more!
There’s also an Olde Time Fairground and Organs, a Craft & Hobbies Marquee and of course a bar and plenty of catering and refreshments. If you‘ve still got time to spare, there are 6 acres of Trade Stands to enjoy in that search for a bargain!
If you’re passionate about steam, vintage vehicles and the Golden Age of Victorian Farming – then the Shrewsbury Steam Rally is just the event for you. Come along and enjoy a great spectacle of superb steam engines and beautifully restored vehicles from the past. It is a fantastic two-day event that captivates visitors `year after year´.
Vintage Fashion Day
On the Monday of the Rally, we’ll be inviting members of the public and exhibitors to dress in Vintage Costume from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.
Superb Working Field
The past has never been so popular and the Rally is an exciting mix of impressive working machines that capture the history and heritage of farming as it evolved through the last century. Our exhibitors breathe new life into the past with demonstrations from harvesting with reaper binders to chaff cutting and hammer milling, involving many early tractors, rare implements and machinery.
We have steam cultivation and teams of shire horses will also be ploughing part of the site to complete the spectacle of pastoral delight! Visitors will be able to take a unique journey back in time when we turn the clock back for two days in the beautiful farming landscape of Onslow Park!