steam rallies and events

Events in South West

The South West region has a fascinating industrial, mining and railway heritage. From Cornish tin mines to steam railways and many types of museums all set against the stunning scenery of the West Country.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the South West of England including Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Steam Rallies and Events in August 2018

Fri 17th - Sun 19th Aug 2018: Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition

Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Road, Nr Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 3JB.
Tel: 0117 405 8580.

Near M4/M5 Interchange. Five Miles from M5 Junctions 14 or 15. Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (Last admission 1 hour before closing).…


Fri 17th - Sun 19th Aug 2018: Cornish Steam & Country Fair

Stithians Showground, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7HL.
Tel: 07729 816 888.

The oldest and largest steam engine rally in Cornwall. With over 100 steam exhibits, old time fun fair, crafts, trade stands, vintage cars, tractors and…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Models / Motorbikes / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Aug 2018: Lacock at War

Parish Council Playing Fields, Lacock, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LQ.


Sat 18th Aug 2018: Drusilla’s Steam Up

Drusilla's Inn, Wigbeth, Horton, Dorset, BH21 7JH.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 19th Aug 2018: Tetbury Classic Car Show

Sir William Romney's School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AE.

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Sun 19th Aug 2018: Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DF.

Highlights include more than 700 classic and sports cars plus 200 bikes some dating back over 100 years. There’s also a barbecue, bar,…

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Motorbikes

It is a great, old-fashioned, vintage fair that takes place in Beaminster, Dorset, every year in August to raise funds for local charities.

Classic Cars / Country Fayre / Fairground / Heavy Horses

Mon 20th - Mon 27th Aug 2018: Peco Loco Week & Bank Holiday Railway Gala

Pecorama, Underleys, Beer, Devon, EX12 3NA.
Tel: 01297 21542.

Week-long series of railway events with guest locos on the Beer Heights Light Railway All of our resident steam locomotives, together with guest engines…

Miniature Railway

Thu 23rd - Mon 27th Aug 2018: 50th Great Dorset Steam Fair

South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8 HX.
Tel: 01258 860 361.

Widely recognised as the leading Steam and Vintage Vehicle Preservation Event in the World, held on one of Europe's largest outdoor event locations…

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 25th Aug 2018: Gloucester Goes Retro

City Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, .

 The award winning Festival of Living History into the heart of Gloucester City Centre. The four main gate streets will be turned back in time Westgate…

Classic Cars / Military / Open Day

Sun 26th Aug 2018: Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally

The Courts of Sherborne School, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AP.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Sun 26th - Mon 27th Aug 2018: Honiton Hill Rally

Smeatharpe Airfield, Smeatharpe, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 9RF.
Tel: 01395 516 484 .

44th year. Steam rally, vintage farming.

Auction / Autojumble / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Fire Appliances / Heavy Horses / Military / Miniature Steam / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Mon 27th Aug 2018: Light Railway Gala

Westonzoyland Pumping Station
Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LS.
Tel: 01278 691 595.

Stationary Steam

Mon 27th Aug 2018: Steam Day

Coldharbour Mill
Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3EE.
Tel: 01884 840 960.

Industrial / Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in September 2018

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Sep 2018: Late Summer Weekend

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3BX.
Tel: 01643 704 996.

An hourly train service over England’s longest heritage railway worked by a mixture of steam and vintage diesel locomotives. A great way to get out…


Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Sep 2018: Truckfest South West

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.
Tel: 01775 768 661.

Commercial Vehicles

Sun 2nd Sep 2018: CTP Autumn Road Run

Salisbury Livestock Market, Netherhampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8RH.
Tel: 01747 823 365.

Road Run for commercial vehicles over 20 years old Starts 10am Route approximately 70 miles through beautiful WIltshire, Hampshire & Dorset countryside.

Commercial Vehicles

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Classic Transport Rally

Swanage Railway
Station House, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB.
Tel: 01929 4250 800.

The rally is at Harmans Cross (Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross BH19 3EB).

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes / Stationary Engines / Tractors

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Gala Weekend

Haycrafts Lane, Off the Valley Road, Harmans Cross, Nr Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB.
Tel: 07949 150 065.

Vintage vehicle rally held in conjunction with the Swanage Railway. Some steam engines (if available), vintage motorcycles, cars, commercials and stationary…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Northleach Steamshow

Eastington Road, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3PJ.
Tel: 07765 692 758.

This is a traditional country steam show that originally started as a steam rally in the 1950s and ran as the Northleach Steam and Stationary Engine Show…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Military / Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 8th Sep 2018: Babbacombe Last Team Standing

Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LP.
Tel: 01803 328 750.

Back for its 3rd year this superb family, fun event involves teams of people building mounds of sand and then everyone hops on top clinging on together…


Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Days

South Devon Railway
The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ.

Steam and heritage diesel trains, heritage vehicles and a fascinating look behind the scenes at how we operate the railway.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

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