About the East Midlands Steam and Country Show
For thousands of years the pristine agricultural lands of Northamptonshire have remained relatively sparsely populated and is one of the only places in England to have towns with both English and Danish names. Each year in the spring, this idyllic landscape is home to the East Midlands Steam and Country Show.
The transportation-themed show features a wide array of steam-powered engines, tractors, automobiles, and motorcycles, as well as hosting an artisan craft fair. Originally called the Rushden Cavalcade, the East Midlands Steam and Country Show has been going over 40-years and hopefully has many more to come.
The show usually includes fair rides, a beer tent, and live music during the day and in the evening. The craft exhibitors are guaranteed to present unique items that can be found in no store anywhere. Each year, the show expects to attract more than 20,000 visitors.
The East Midlands Steam and Country Show is sponsored by Arena Events.
Entry To The Event
Entry to the event is £7 for adults, children under 16 are free. Concessions are £5. Parking is onsite and free. Camping is available onsite, with some constraints, which visitors are advised to be aware of when making plans.
Somewhere to Stay in Northamptonshire
Stay in nearby Higham Ferrers at the Green Dragon Hotel with a bar and free hot breakfast, or The Old House Guest Accommodations for a B&B feel. If camping is your fare but you don’t want the crowd at the fairgrounds, stay at Saint Neots Camping and Caravanning Club Site in nearby Saint Neots.
Getting To Lancaster Farm
Although train and bus services are available in the Northamptonshire area, no direct service is available to the festival grounds. Visitors are advised to drive or arrange for ground transportation upon arriving at the Wellingborough train station. Driving to the festival out of the London area, use the A1(M) north to the A14, west to the A45 south, to the A6 south. Exit to Chelveston Road. Fairgrounds will be on the right approximately 2 miles east.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
While in the Northamptonshire area, be sure to check out Rushden Historical Transport Society for more local and transportation history of the area. Be sure to visit the Lancaster Farm Shop near the festival grounds for reportedly 'the best potatoes around.' For a relaxing and quiet walk, go for a stroll at the Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows northeast of Higham Ferrers. The airfield in Chelveston was home to the 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) for decades. A memorial unveiled in 2007 to the air group can be visited at the airfield. For delicious meals away from the festival, check out these offerings in the nearby towns. For Indian cuisine, The Spice Lounge offers flavors of the lost continent. The Flames Grill offers the exotic flavors of Turkey, and the Golden Phoenix Chinese Takeaway will satiate a need for the fast far east. For that good-ole-food-from-home, Georgia’s Fish Bar offers traditional fish and chips for the home crowd.
The East Midlands Steam and Country Show offers a wonderful country setting with the excitement of the power of steam. Bring the family for a day of crafts, good foods, and classic steam powered exhibits.
When is the next East Midlands Steam and Country Show?
The East Midlands Steam and Country Show WAS planned to take place at Lancaster Farm, B645 Higham Ferrers to Chelveston, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LB, Saturday 1st May, 2021. This is a Long Weekend Steam Event.
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