Welcome to The Cumbria Steam Gathering Online
The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering for over four decades. 2014 sees the 42nd running of the Cumbria Steam Gathering and the weekend of July 26th and 27th are the dates to highlight in your diary. A huge colourful and noisy weekend event with a variety of entertainments, the Steam Gathering features splendid steam engines and vintage commercal vehicles, as well as hundreds of classic transport favourites including cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and pedal cycles. Being situated in a mainly agricultural area, tractors, farm machinery and stationary engines are well represented and always attract considerable attention.
This year we are pleased to be able to welcome members of the Ford and Fordson Association who will stage their annual Expo display at Flookburgh. The display, which aims to highlight the varied output of the Ford Motor Company, mainly in respect of their contribution to agricultural mechanisation, is now in its tenth year and this will be the first time that this event has been staged in this part of the country. For fans of blue (and green and orange, with possibly a few grey) tractors, this is an occasion not to be missed.
In addition to the long-established Craft exhibition, a new venture for 2013 was the introduction of a food hall providing an opportunity for local producers to promote their various product lines. Following a very successful launch it seems that this will prove to be an ongoing feature of the Steam Gathering, certainly for 2014 and very likely well beyond.
Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend by the ever popular Pantonic All Stars steel band and for fans of mechanical music a number of fair ground type organs will be in attendance.
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 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)
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 event by the Ulverston Brewery.
Advance Tickets: Adult: £12 Concession: £10 (go to ticket sales on this page)
On the day: Adult £14 Concession: £12
Kids (under 16) FREE Car Parking is FREE
On line tickets go on sale from the 1st of February, last date/time for advance tickets will be 17.00hrs on Friday July 25th. Tickets may be dated but can be redeemed on either day of the Steam Gathering.
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.