About the Chipping Steam Fair
Planning to visit Chipping in late May for this real gem of a vintage affair? The gems that are the hardest to find are often the most precious. The Chipping Steam Fair in Chipping, Preston, Lancashire may be a little challenging to find, but the rally is a precious gem in the annual calendar of steam events in Britain. The Village of Chipping is located within Lancashire's beautiful Forest of Bowland, which has been categorized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. About three-quarters of a mile outside the village towards Clitheroe, you'll find the fairgrounds of the Chipping Steam Fair.
The upcoming Chipping Steam Fair has been chugging along since 1997, and in the last several years, has set up its fairgrounds at the Green Lane Show Ground, near the village of Chipping, in Preston, Lancashire. The Chipping Steam Fair is one of the North West's most anticipated and premier annual attractions. The Chipping area is famous for fresh, delicious milk and cheeses, so be sure to sample the local selections. The fair will offer foods and drinks to accommodate all palates.
A family-friendly event packed with all sorts of fun activities; the Chipping Steam Fair has something for everyone. Aside from the hundreds of vintage cars, steam engines, and military vehicles on exhibit for all to enjoy, you'll also find a beer tent, a craft tent, a food hall, arena entertainment, live music, and a bevy of kiddie activities among the other festivities. The Steam Rally offers classic steam-powered equipment and machines, antique and restored vintage automobiles and motorcycles, and a plethora of craft and artisan booths.
Chipping Steam Fair
The Chipping Steam Fair is organised by a team of volunteers that work throughout the year to schedule events and exhibitors. The event has grown from a small local fundraising event to a regional event each year to raise funds for local projects and charities. Organizer and founder Mary Harrison was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2016 for her outstanding work raising funds for good causes each year through the Chipping Steam Fair. Volunteers are always welcome, as many see the event as a great way to gain exposure and experience while having fun with family, friends, and co-workers.
Entry To The Fair
The rally runs over the long bank holiday weekend, Saturday through Monday. The fairgrounds of the Chipping Steam Fair are open from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission price for adults is £10, £8 for seniors and over 12s, and is free for children under 12 years old.
Somewhere to Stay in Lancashire
Camping on-site of any kind, unfortunately, is not allowed for the duration of the fair. There are, however, several local campsites nearby, as well as B&B's and nearby hotels. Top 3-star hotel picks include Ferrari's Country House Hotel & Restaurant, The Avenue Hotel, Eaves Hall, The Red Pump Inn, Spinning Block Hotel at Holmes Mill, and Guy's Thatched Hamlet, among others. Just down the road from the rally is the Gibbon Bridge Hotel and Restaurant with custom rooms and suites in a luxury country hotel. Or camp at the Brickhouse Caravan Park conveniently located within Chipping. For alternative 5-Star accommodations, try the Wolfen Mill Country Retreats.
Getting To Green Lane Show Ground
You can find the fairgrounds via M6 (Junction 31A North) or A59 (north at Whalley). The easiest route is to make your way towards Chipping, then take Green Lane towards the Gibbon Bridge Hotel and Restaurant. You'll find the tents of the fair set up on your right, a little way past Moss Lane. The Chipping Steam Fair is well-signposted once you're in the area. There is also a shuttle bus that runs between the village, and the show field from 10 am to 5 pm.
Other Things To Do Around Preston
While attending the Rally, stroll down the lane to the Leagram Organic dairy for a tour. Be sure to leave with some fresh organic cheese and milk. Start an afternoon adventure with a picnic lunch at Brock Bottoms Picnic Site before spending the afternoon hiking and exploring Beacon Fell Country Park. The Forest of Bowland is a fairly popular tourist destination and is an important area for grouse shooting. The Bowland Fells has also been designated as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest as a breeding ground for merlins and hen harriers. The Bowland Visitor Centre is located in Beacon Fell Country Park. More about the ecology of the Forest of Bowland is on display at the nearby Clitheroe Castle Museum. The village of Chipping is also a conservation area where you can marvel at the stone-built cottages, and 17th-century structures, amongst a chair factory, a craft centre, a cheesemaker, and several attractive inns. St. Bartholemew's Church has been around since the 13th century, and its font has been in use for well over 400 years.
Car parking is available to all Chipping Steam Fair ticket holders and will be allotted by stewards upon arrival. Disabled parking is also available on a first-come-first-served basis. Blue Badge permits are required. As far as pets are concerned, dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Owners are expected to clean up after their pets (just as they would anywhere). Dogs must not be left in vehicles or caravans at any time.
When is the next Chipping Steam Fair?
The Chipping Steam Fair is planned to take place at Green Lane Show Ground, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2TQ, Saturday 28th May, 2022. This is a Long Weekend Steam Event.
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