About Shrewsbury Steam Rally
The annual Shrewsbury Steam Rally is one of Shropshire’s biggest events of the year, with something for all the family. A fantastic two-day event held over the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, within the picturesque venue of Onslow Park, just outside of Shrewsbury.
Each year the Rally attracts thousands of people to marvel at the many vintage and steam-powered vehicles of all shapes and sizes, either in action in the Main Arena or on static display for closer inspection.
If you’ve never experienced the sight, sound and smell of steam engines in action, then this is the place to be.
Over 1,000 exhibits
- Steam-powered engines, lorries and cars of all shapes and sizes
- Historic military vehicles
- Vintage/classic cars and commercial vehicles
- Classic motorbikes and bicycles
- Vintage tractors
- Vintage fairground and organs
- Prams and pushchairs
The Main Arena
The Main Arena is the centrepiece of the event, with the Grand Parade of Steam Engines, set to nostalgic music and poetry – a memorable highlight for many people. There are also parades of all kinds of other vehicles, from historic lorries, classic cars and motorcycles, to heavy horses, prams and bicycles.
Our working field brings the past back to life with demonstrations showing the history of farming and rural skills through the last century, with teams of shire horses ploughing part of the site, as well as steam-powered cultivating.
Crafts & Hobbies
With the ever-expanding Crafts & Hobbies Marquee and over six acres of Trade Stands, there’s plenty to browse in that never-ending search for a bargain.
There’s plenty of food and drink at stalls around the Rally site, as well as a licensed bar. Everywhere you look there’s vintage machinery in pristine condition, as well as an Olde Time Fairground and organs.
More Information For Your Visit
Beat the queues with ‘Steam Ahead’ tickets with an early bird discount for a limited period (available from June).
There’s so much to see at Shrewsbury Steam Rally that camping for the weekend is a popular choice for many.
Directions and a map to help you find your way to Shrewsbury Steam Rally at Onslow Park SY3 5EE.
The Shrewsbury Steam Rally is organised by The County of Salop Steam Engine Society Ltd, a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of furthering the interest in, the preservation of, and the promotion of steam and vintage vehicles as something worth preserving. All funds generated by the Rally are for the sole purpose of building awareness and promoting steam engines and vintage vehicles. Your ticket contribution is helping raise money and allowing us to advance our society’s aim of preservation of steam engines.