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Saturday 6th June, 2020  -  Sunday 7th June, 2020 Weekend Show June, Staffordshire No comments yet.

About the Klondyke Steam Party

Right on the northern edge of England's National Forest and located between Uttoxeter to the west and Burton Upon Trent to the east, the delightful little village of Draycott in the Clay plays host to North Staffordshire’s annual Agricultural and Horticultural Show.

Classic vehicle enthusiasts also look forward to the event, for the trip to the Klondyke Mill and the annual Klondyke Steam Party. Visitors gather from all around to snag a glimpse of collections of rare vintage traction engines, road rollers, and steam engines.

Some of these engines date back to the 1880s, and are on display along with other exhibitions of old machinery. Other popular attractions include classic cars, miniature engines for youngsters to ride, and a variety of stalls for guests to browse away the hours. All this plus stands for procuring refreshments both hot and cold.

North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club

Organised by The North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club, the Klondyke Steam Party is one of two such events put together by the society each year. Dedicated to the preservation of all things vintage, the club is always looking for enthusiasts to join the club. The club welcomes anyone with interest in classic steam or traction engines.

Entry To The Event

Tickets to the Klondyke Steam Party are £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for children. The fun usually kicks off each day around 9.00am and goes on until 3-ish.

Somewhere to Stay in Staffordshire

Draycott in the Clay has many fine establishments for you to consider when staying over for the weekend. Top picks among hotels, inns, and B&B's include The Olde Peculiar, Log Cabins, The Boar's Head Hotel, The Farmhouse at Mackworth, Quarry Walk Park, The Warren B&B, Premier Inn Rugeley, and Riverside, among many others. There are a few campsites in the vicinity if the weather is compliant!

Getting To Draycott in the Clay

The A515 runs through the village of Draycott in the Clay. From Birmingham, the easiest route is probably via the A38 to Staffordshire. If you're visiting from the Manchester direction, the M6 will get you there the quickest. From Sheffield, you'll want to travel via the M1 and the A38. From Cambridge and the south, the fastest route is via the A14 and the M1.

Other Things To Do Around The Area

Some of the most highly recommended spots for those visiting this part of Staffordshire include Tutbury Castle, a largely ruined medieval castle with a Tudor garden and known for its ghost hunts, Brankley Pastures, a comforting nature reserve, The Yoxall Lodge, for its fantastic display of bluebells, Lake Bank in Sudbury, and the ancient woodlands of Needwood Forest.

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The Klondyke Steam Party offers free off-road parking for visitors. If you want to exhibit, check out the official pages on the North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club’s site.


When is the next Klondyke Steam Party?

The Klondyke Steam Party is planned to take place at Draycott in the Clay, Ashbourne, Staffordshire, DE6 5GZ, Saturday 6th June, 2020. This is a Weekend Show.

Draycott in the Clay

J R Durling
North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club
01213 531 050

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