Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
The First Weekend In August
South Cerney Airfield
Coronavirus and the 2021 Gloucestershire Vintage &
Country Extravaganza – An Update
By this time in the new year, we normally start receiving entries from exhibitors wishing to join us for this year’s Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza, including those sent out to exhibitors with our club Christmas card.
The Covid 19 pandemic has changed all that.
The Covid figures at the time of writing are very alarming and although there is good news on the horizon with at least two credible vaccines starting to be rolled out, it remains to be seen just how long it will be before we can live without any lockdown restrictions. The future effect of the pandemic and how this will impact on public events in 2021 is still very much “in the lap of the gods”.
We have a wealth of talent who give freely of their time to make our show happen and we all hope the show can go ahead but, as responsible event organisers, we will NOT put them, our exhibitors, contractors and suppliers or the general public at any risk of contracting Coronavirus.
At South Cerney, we have the additional pressure of it being a live military base and therefore any breaking, bending or misinterpreting of government rules or guidance in place at the time is completely out of the question.
Bearing this in mind, due to the considerable expense involved, we reluctantly decided not to do our Christmas mailout this year.
We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation which relies on a high number of visitors to finance what we do and we need to make sure there is an appetite and confidence for the public to attend such an event.
We continue to monitor the situation and consider all of the news and advice we receive very carefully.
In the meantime, on behalf of my wonderful team of volunteers, keep safe & well and I sincerely hope I can bring some good news in the near future.
Chairman, Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club.
Save the Date We Will Return!
The Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
WILL be back
Offering its mix of entertainment, excitement and wonderment
in the future!
Save the Date: The first weekend every August!
Vintage displays of nearly 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including Classic American cars, plus literally hundreds of Motorbikes and scooters, bicycles from the early 1900s to the modern era, full size and miniature traction engines and steam rollers, stationary engines, model engineering, great displays of buses and coaches (some of which you will be able to ride on around the site!), military vehicles, emergency and commercial Vehicles, industrial trucks, vintage caravans and a large model aircraft flying display.
See our Show Sections
There are two live arenas with live commentary to non-stop parades and demonstrations.
The Alec Tanner Arena will showcase classic vehicles from across the ages on two and four wheels.
The Steam Playpen does exactly what it says on the tin, steam engines at play showcasing a wide variety of steam power with accompanying commentary.
Vintage Fun Fair
All the fun of the fair including steam powered Gallopers, Electric Yachts, Big Wheel, Waltzer and traditional “Penny Arcade” side shows. Why not take a ride on Chuffy The Train around the show?
Countryside and Animal Arenas
Why not bring your faithful four legged companion to take part in our answer to Crufts – the Blue Cross Fun Dog Show! You may have a real champion on your hands – there are even specialist categories for Best Trick & Wiggliest Bum! Displays including Ferret Racing, Horse Logging and Birds of Prey will be showcased in our other arenas. Don’t miss the dancing sheep & sheep shearing in the Sheep Show!
Trade Stands and Craft Tent
Massive Trade stand area with over 100 trade stalls, a craft Marquee, a model tent, and specialist displays of memorabilia from a bygone era.
To enquire about booking space for a trade stand pitch please email trade stands
Please note that all Food, Drink and Ice Cream concessions for the 2020 show are sold out
To enquire about booking a table in the craft tent please email the craft tent
Music and Dance
The showground site is sprawling, with plenty of food and drink ‘pit stops’, a firm favourite is the vintage tea room with the 1940s Radio.com broadcasting a great selection of tunes, Lindy Hop dancers plus regular sets by the ‘Steamed Up Brass’ and Don McDermott, a professional singer performing big band and swing dance music.
The Poppy Parachute Team
The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team will parachute into the arena on all three days of the show.
FREE vintage bus rides
Free rides on vintage open top buses (weather permitting) around the showground. Additional vintage buses will operate connecting services to Cirencester and Kemble station for which a timetable can be downloaded here.
Jump into the action!
Watch the video of our amazing 40th anniversary show in 2014. The link will take you through to Youtube.