Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
South Cerney Airfield
A Vintage Celebration with Something for Everyone!
3-5 August 2018 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.
News And Notices
Well behaved sociable dogs are very welcome at our show. This is a family show and consequently there will be many young children on site. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Failure to clear up after your dog is treated seriously and could result in animal and owner being asked to leave the show site. DO NOT leave your dog in the car as we will take appropriate action up to and including damage to your vehicle if deemed necessary by our animal welfare team in order to rescue an animal in distress.
ALL EXHIBITING SECTIONS NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES.
ALL TRADE STAND SPACES ARE NOW FULL AND THE SECTION CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES FOR THIS YEAR’S SHOW.
The bus timetable for the show is now available. Please download the timetable here
There are new traffic management arrangements for 2018 – please see the traffic message from the chairman
For information on our sections, please go to the Show Sections page
Vintage displays of nearly 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American, plus 370 Motorbikes, scooters, 70 bicycles from 1903 – 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 90 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 230 tractors, over 70 buses and coaches, 140 mlitary vehicles, 240 emergency and commercial Vehicles, 60 industrial trucks, 50 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
The Cotswold Dog and Cat Home will host the ‘famous Dog Show’ categories Scruffiest Mutt, Quickest Sit and Waggiest Tail. Displays including Ferret Racing, Horse Logging and Birds of Prey will be showcased in a second arena – not forgetting 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.
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 regular music and 1940s inspired Lindy Hop dancing (both days). Plus live music from songstress Betsy Harmony, performing a delightful selection of 1940s songs plus regular sets by the ‘Steamed Up Brass ’
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.