About the Smallwood Vintage Rally
About 35 miles south of Manchester and located between the M6 to the east and Congleton Road to the west is the crossroads of Newcastle Road (A50) and the A70 where Church Lane becomes Love Lane. The place is called Fourlanes and on most days you would drive right by it. But for three days in the late spring it is the place to be; the site of the Smallwood Vintage Rally.
Described as an established family fun show, the Smallwood Vintage Rally is a three-day weekend filled with events like tractor pulls, vintage vehicles, road runs, and lots of food, fun, and entertainment.
The Rally will feature the ubiquitous steam engines, fire trucks, and tractors plus trade stalls, arena events, and activities for children, including a giant sandpit for the kids to frolic in. Saturday is family fun day where the kids can take a free ride on a vintage fire engine. Food, snacks, and beverages will be available everywhere, and be sure to rest up those vocal cords to participate in Karaoke on Saturday night in the beer tent.
Smallwood Vintage Rally
The Rally is headed up by Ruth Lancaster and Dave Thornhill and a crew of stewards to answer any questions you may have. The entry fees are £7.50 general admission for adults and kids under 15 get in for free. Weekend campers can enjoy a great deal at £60, but you will need to download and submit the Public Camping Form. Exhibitors will need to submit an Exhibitor Form or Trade Form as well.
Entry To The Rally
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. are the hours for the main events, but there will be activities outside those times. Exhibitors can arrive as early as Thursday morning to set up, and of course, that beer tent will be open Friday evening with live entertainment.
Somewhere to Stay in Cheshire
Campers who have made reservations for on-site camping can arrive as early as Friday after 10:00 a.m. to set up their pitch and relax a bit before the weekend begins. There are a few other caravan and camping parks within a 10-mile radius of the Rally if on-site spaces fill up. A few miles east of the Rally off A34 is Whitethorn Bed and Breakfast. This B&B is set in a brick countryside farmhouse dating from the 17th century and has 5 rooms, all with flat-screen TVs, tables, and private bathrooms. Another good choice nearby is the Chimney House Hotel, just off M6 on Old Mill Rd (A534)
Getting To Love Lane Farm
Drivers arriving from the M6 will take exit 17 and head east on Old Mill Rd (A534) for about one mile to Newcastle Road (A50). Make a right turn and head south for about 1.7 miles, and you will have arrived at your destination.
Other Things To Do Around Sandbach
The rally lasts for three days, so there will be plenty of time to take your family on a side trip to see the Jodrell Bank Observatory. Any wanna-be astronomer will be thrilled at the Lovell Telescope, which is the third-largest steerable radio telescope in the world. Another great place for science enthusiasts is the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.
Parking is available, and service dogs are allowed on the premises. Be ready for fun, and bring your appetite for all the great food that will be available. If you attend the Karaoke event be sure to applaud the previous singers no matter how off-key they are just in case you hit a few sour notes when you grab that microphone.
When is the next Smallwood Vintage Rally?
The Smallwood Vintage Rally is planned to take place at Love Lane Farm, Betchton, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2TT, Saturday 23rd May, 2020. This is a Long Weekend Vintage Rally.
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