About the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show
Music lovers know that The Glastonbury Festival, the largest music festival in Europe, is held near the village of Pilton. If you travel about four miles east on the A361, you will be in Shepton Mallet, a small village of perhaps 10,000 people and home of the Anglo-Bavarian Brewery since 1864. Don’t stop for a pint of beer, however, as it shut down in 1920. Instead, head south on the A371 to the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show held at the Royal Bath and West Showground.
This annual two-day show is for the serious enthusiast of vintage and classic tractors. Collectors looking for spare parts, books, and models should be able to find it here.
Every year the highlight of the two-day event is the Saturday auction. Auctioneers HJ Pugh &: Company out of Ledbury will organise the auction where Vintage and Classic tractors, implements, engines, and other collectables will go to the highest bidder. There will be various catering vans to keep you fed and free of thirst as you walk around and visit the various trade stands. This show will bring the generations together with the display of vintage tractors, some close to 100 years old.
Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show
Raising funds for charities is one of the most important activities of the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show. Recent shows have raised over £10,000 for groups like the Yeovil Hospital Chemotherapy Chair Appeal, Children's Hospice South West, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Entry To The Event
The doors open at 9:00 a.m. each day and ends at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Adults can enter for £8.00, OAPs for £6 and children enter for £4.00. If you are an exhibitor, make sure to submit the entry form available for download in pdf form.
Somewhere to Stay in Somerset
Campers and Caravaners have a variety of camping sites to choose from as there are many places within a 5-mile radius of the Tractor Show, most of them to the west toward Glastonbury. Likewise, there are many hotels and B&Bs in and near Shepton Mallet and the surrounding area.
Getting To Royal Bath & West Showground
If you are arriving at the Tractor Show via automobile from the south, take the A371 to the Royal Bath and West Showground off the road to your left. If you pass Cannard’s Grave and enter Shepton Mallet, then you have overshot your destination and will need to turn around. If you approach the Show from the north, note that the A361 meets with the A37 in Shepton Mallet, and the A371 south will take you to the Showground.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
Unless you are a person who has spent a lot of time in one, then a visit to the Shepton Mallet Prison will let you release a bit of your 'inner criminal'. You can learn how Victorian age prisoners lived from day to day, descend into a hidden cell that dates to 1610, and even learn how executions were carried out. But don’t worry as you will not have to consume mouldy bread and dirty water during your jailhouse tour. The Haynes International Motor Museum is another excellent place to take the kids.
You will need to contact the organisers for information on wheelchair accessibility and if dogs are allowed on the grounds and inside the buildings where some of the exhibitions are. Parking is plentiful but also check before if there is any parking fee. Bring cash for the auction and enjoy the many sights at the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show.
When is the next Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show?
The Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show is planned to take place at Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN, Saturday 25th January, 2020. This is a Weekend Vintage Event.
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