Welcome to The Cumbria Steam Gathering Online
For 41 years, the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles from across the world to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering. After the success of last year`s fantastic Ruby Anniversary event, the 41st Cumbria Steam Gathering returns in 2013 on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of July. A huge colourful and noisy weekend event with a variety of entertainments, the Steam Gathering will feature splendid steam engines and vintage commercal vehicles, as well as hundreds of classic transport favourites including cars, motorcycles, bicycles, agricultural and industrial tractors, farm equipment and stationary engines. This year`s headlining entertainment is courtesy of 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team, who will be performing two shows per day in the main arena, as well as providing interactive coaching sessions throughout the weekend. On top of this, Richard Savoury will return with his fun, entertaining and educational Sheep Show, including shearing demonstrations. Plus, the NorthWest Lawnmower Racing Association will be holding their exciting lawn mower racing. With all the thrills of motor racing this is motor sport at grass roots level with cutting edge technology. We are pleased to have accepted entries from the family of the late Fred Dibnah, daughter Lorna will be bringing the famous Land Rover while Jack and Roger are intending to drive their Aveling steam roller up from Lancashire to the Steam Gathering. The journey is expected to take 3 days and will evoke many memories of Fred travelling the roller and living van to rallies in the north west.
Other poular 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 ploughing, cultivating, woodsawing and haymaking machinery. Also in the working area, Kendal Bowmen will be showing off their Archery skills. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, there will be the opportunity to drive a traction engine in the main arena (donations will go to local charities).
This fun-filled family day out has plenty to keep the children entertained, including magic shows, miniature remote controlled car racing and a traditional fairground that has many vintage rides and attractions, some that are almost 100 years old. As well as this, youngsters aged 13-16 can complete a Junior Tractor Driver Training Course, obtaining a certificate of capability. (Pre-booking is essential for this two-day course, further details on exhibitors page of this website)
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, there will be a Steam Gathering Ale, brewed especially for the event by the Ulverston Brewery available on draught or in bottles to take home.
The 2013 Cumbria Steam Gathering will be taking place from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of July, at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, LA11 7LS. Daily admission prices are: Adults £12, Concessions £10, accompanied children under 16 are free. There are discounts available for coach parties. Designated car parking areas for blue badge holders and wheelchair accessible toilets are available. To help reunite lost toddlers and children, free wrist bands are provided at the main public admission gates.
General enquiries can be raised by e-mail via the Contact Us page of this website where you will also find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions or by phone to 07825 369601.
To buy advance tickets at reduced prices, click on the TICKET SALES button on this page. Tickets will be dated but are valid for either day of the rally. For the best savings, be sure to buy your tickets before July 15th.