The 43rd Cumbria Steam Gathering
Saturday 25th July 2015 to Sunday 26th July 2015 - This event has finished
The 43rd Cumbria Steam Gathering will feature more than 1,200 classic exhibits, displays, entertainment, plus specialist caterers and crafts. Between 20 - 25,000 visitors attend the Steam Gathering each year, organised by The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society. They have been bringing together vintage and steam vehicles from across the world for one massive summer event, held just outside Grange-over-Sands, for over four decades.
This huge, colourful and noisy event is held over two days and provides a whole host of family entertainment and vintage transport favourites. These include classic cars, majestic steam engines, bicycles, commercial vehicles, fire appliances, military vehicles and motorcycles. Being situated in a mainly agricultural area, tractors, farm machinery and stationary engines are well represented and always attract much interest.
New for 2015 will be the appearance of the Red Dragon Monster Truck team who will be inviting visitors to take a ride in their vehicle. The Inch Perfect Motorcycle Trials Team will be giving two shows per day in the main arena and Richard Savory's original Sheep Show will be returning to the Cumbria Steam Gathering after a two year absence. In the fairground the Wall of Death will be returning now that team leader Ken Fox has recovered from an accident sustained while riding the wall last year.
Other popular highlights are the large grandstands and main arena showcasing a constant parade of traditional treasures. In the working area, weather permitting, there will be demonstrations of cultivating, ploughing, woodsawing and haymaking machinery. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, there will be an opportunity to drive a traction engine in the main arena (donations will go to local charities).
The food hall will provide an opportunity for local producers to promote their various product lines. With many different catering outlets and fully licensed bar area, the Cumbria Steam Gathering is a great way to taste the sights, sounds and smells of a memorable family weekend. For real-ale connoisseurs, a Steam Gathering Ale will be available, brewed especially for the weekend by Ulverston Brewery.
To help reunite lost toddlers and young children, the Cumbria Steam Society provides free wristbands throughout the event. There is also wheelchair accessible toilets and ample parking for blue badge holders.
Advance Tickets: £12:00 (Conc: £10; Under 16s: Free) Buy Tickets Online
Admission on the day: £14:00 (Conc: £12; Under 16s: Free) Car Park: Free
The 2015 Cumbria Steam Gathering - Your Events Guide for Grange-over-Sands