Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
6th – 8th August 2021
South Cerney Airfield
Corona Virus and the Gloucestershire Vintage &
Country Extravaganza 2020
I regret to inform you that the 46th annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza which was due to take place on Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2020, has been cancelled.
Those who have already purchased tickets for this year’s show via the website will receive an automatic refund.
The situation with Covid-19 is continuously evolving. Our initial approach was to “Keep Calm & Carry On”, as we all shared the ‘hope’ that it could continue this year.
However, latest UK Government information indicates that further restrictions maybe implied or extended to combat the current crisis. We now take the stance that it would be irresponsible for us to host the 2020 show. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, contractors, exhibitors and visitors is paramount.
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts over 20,000+ visitors from across the country and is staged on part of a live military base at South Cerney Airfield.
To host a show of its magnitude requires a large provision of emergency service cover, and a lot of assistance from the military base – it would be unthinkable to apply such a burden to them at this dreadful time.
The Extravaganza is organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (S.V.T.E.C) and is one of the largest events of its kind run entirely by volunteers. It simply could not run without the huge support of the dedicated section leaders, exhibitors, volunteers and visitors. Nonetheless, it costs SVTEC a substantial amount of money to stage the popular annual show and by not taking risks, we can safeguard its future for many years to come.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the disappointment that this announcement will undoubtedly cause, but also extend my gratitude to our volunteers and section leaders who have already put so much work into this year’s show.
However, rest assured, we look forward to returning in 2021.
SAVE THE DATE: 6th, 7th & 8th August 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during these challenging times.
Kind regards and stay safe,
Chairman, Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club.
Save the Date!
Gloucestershire Vintage Extravaganza will be coming back bigger and better in 2021!
Save the Date: 6th-8th August 2021
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
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.