About the Warslow Beer and Classic Vehicle Festival
The town of Macclesfield may have been the birthplace of William Buckley, not the American intellectual and conservative author, but rather an English convict who was transported to Australia in 1803 where he escaped and lived in an Aboriginal community for many years. Buckley was pardoned in 1836 and lived out his life working as an interpreter and other jobs including the role of the gatekeeper at a women’s prison named the “Female Factory” in present-day Tasmania. If Buckley were alive today, he surely would have some interesting stories to tell at the Warslow Beer and Classic Vehicle Festival, held in Warslow about 20 miles southeast of Macclesfield.
Usually held on a Saturday in early July, this single-day event is hosted by the folks who run the Warslow Village Hall. Visitors will stroll to the field opposite the hall where an array of classic cars, tractors, and steam engines will be on display. Owners of these vintage vehicles are encouraged to bring them along “no matter how pristine or tatty”.
The other main attractions include nearly 30 ales, beers, and ciders that will tickle the palette and perhaps a bit more if you oversample the complete list. If that happens the many delicious burgers, sausages, samosas, a great vegetarian chili, and pastries will get you ready to continue your sampling. After that, a full day of live entertainment with music and magic shows will keep the whole family entertained.
Warslow Village Hall
The Warslow Village Hall opened in 1935 on grounds donated by the estate of Harpur Crewe (1846-1924), a British baronet described by some as an “altruistic monocrat”. The Village Hall is available for rent by the general public for Weddings, Christenings, Band Nights, Fundraising events, Funerals, Meetings, Parties and, of course, the Warslow Beer and Classic Vehicle Festival organised by The Warslow and Elkstones Action Group.
Entry To The Event
Entry to the Festival is free so be sure to spend that extra money on food and drink. The fun begins at noon on Saturday and runs until midnight and perhaps a bit longer.
Somewhere to Stay in Derbyshire
Campers will be glad to know that there is on-site camping that allows the fun to begin on Friday night and end with breakfast at the Greyhound Inn on Sunday morning to get over your hangover. It is on a first come first served basis so arrive early to get a pitch for only £5.00 per night. Hotels and B&Bs are scattered around the countryside within a 10-mile radius of Warslow.
Other Things To Do Around Buxton
Weekend visitors and vacationers will have several options to explore in and around Warslow within the Peak District National Park. Thor’s Cave is a nearby natural cave on a limestone crag. The Roaches is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir for those able to hike. Those looking for indoor and “off the main road” attractions can visit museums in Macclesfield including the Silk Museum, a former silk mill, and West Park Museum, which houses Ancient Egyptian artefacts, as well as some art galleries.
This event is outside and thus some activities can be affected by changes in the weather. Before your arrival, check with the Warslow Village Hall for information regarding dogs, wheelchair accessibility, and where to park. Unfortunately, we regret that anyone who served time in Tasmania’s “Female Factory” will not be there to greet you.
When is the next Warslow Beer and Classic Vehicle Festival?
The Warslow Beer and Classic Vehicle Festival is planned to take place at Warslow Village Hall, Warslow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0JJ, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Vintage Rally.
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