About the Rempstone Steam and Country Show
Sitting almost dead centre in England, about 60 miles south of Sheffield and nestled in the middle of a triangle formed by the towns of Nottingham, Grantham, and Leicester are the Turn Post Farm in Wymeswold and home to the Rempstone Steam and Country Show.
Of all the steam rallies in the country this one has been around the longest. Since1956, the show has grown to include about 50 steam engines among the other 500 plus exhibits
And what a weekend show it is! Aside from the expected displays of steam engines, vintage vehicles, tractors, and motorbikes, you will be entertained by live bands in the beer tent, offering a selection of beers, ciders, and gins. Your children will be delighted with the classic rides in the Heritage fairground, and everyone will enjoy the craft stalls and, hopefully, some rare breeds of livestock.
It all began in 1907 on the Rempstone farm site with The Beeby Bros. Contract Ploughing and Cultivating business and seven pairs of single-cylinder engines, each weighing about 17 tonnes. It ended in 2008 when two final two ploughing engines were sold at auction. The business may be gone, but the Beeby family made sure that it would not be forgotten when they held the first steam rally in 1956 that continues today. The show is too big to be held behind the Beeby farm anymore, so its current venue is the Turn Post Farm.
Entry To The Event
The gates will open at 9:00 a.m. each day and will run into the evening hours. Adults 16 and up admission is £10.00 for a full day on Saturday and Sunday. For £5.00 the fun will begin Friday evening with entertainment in the beer tent. If you arrive late on Saturday, the admission is £5 after 4:30 p.m. Children under the age of 16 can enter free with their parents. Exhibitors and participants should contact the organisers with any questions.
Somewhere to Stay in Leicestershire
This is a show made for caravans and campers who want to make it a four-day weekend. But you must first put making a reservation at least one month ahead of the rally at the top of your 'to-do' list. For £65.00 + £20.00 for any additional campers over the age of 16, you can arrive Thursday afternoon and call your pitch home until Monday morning. There are many other private campgrounds in the area if the main rally public campground is full. People who prefer to stay at a hotel or B&B should have no trouble finding that within a 10-mile radius of Turn Post Farm.
Getting To Turn Post Farm
Drivers coming from Sheffield via the M1 will head south to the county of Leicestershire and exit left onto Derby Road. When you pass the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, the road becomes Melton Lane (A6006) and this will lead to Turn Post Farm. The farm can also be approached from the east via the A46, which intersects with the junction of Back Lane and Station Road. Head west on Back Lane, it turns into East Lane and leads you to your destination.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
Gentleman, does your wife keep watching the movie Lawrence of Arabia just to look at the late actor Peter O’ Toole’s sparkling blues eyes? If yes, then be sure to take her to The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Nottingham where she can see images of the real Lawrence of Arabia. If she chooses to gaze into the old black and white photos of Mr. Lawrence like a love-struck teenager you can leave her there and go to another Nottingham attraction, the Nottingham Industrial Museum featuring relics of 18th and 19th-century industry.
Hopefully, you and your wife will return to the steam rally together. Note that the parking is free, dogs on a leash are welcome, and hopefully the weather will cooperate.
When is the next Rempstone Steam and Country Show?
The Rempstone Steam and Country Show is planned to take place at Turn Post Farm, Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6ST, Saturday 9th July, 2022. This is a Weekend Steam Show.
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