Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
5th, 6th and 7th August 2022
We are back!
We are delighted to confirm that, following confirmation from the MOD that we can use South Cerney airfield for our event, the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza will go ahead on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of August 2022 (subject to circumstances beyond our control of course).
We realize that there are many hurdles to jump over first and we are already taking a long hard look at all the different elements that make up the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza. All of our procedures and processes, from exhibitor administration & camping to the safety & wellbeing of all our volunteers, visitors and exhibitors are being reviewed to ensure compliance in the new post pandemic world. Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us.
One thing that won’t be changing: we will still be “the friendly show”!
Whether you are an exhibitor, visitor or volunteer, we can’t wait to welcome you back to a certain airfield at South Cerney on the first weekend in August!
All onsite camping full
16 June 2022: Due to overwhelming demand, all onsite camping is now full and therefore no further requests for camping at the 2022 show will be accepted.
Previous Extravaganza Highlights Have Included:
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 can ride on around the site!), military vehicles, emergency and commercial Vehicles, industrial trucks, vintage caravans and large model aircraft flying displays
Two live arenas with live commentary to non-stop parades and demonstrations.
The Alec Tanner Arena showcases 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. 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 Fun Dog Show! You may have a real champion on your hands!
Displays including Ferret Racing, Horse Logging and Birds of Prey will be showcased in our other arenas.
We have even had 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
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 from previous years has been the vintage tea room with the 1940s Radio.com broadcasting a great selection of tunes.
This year, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our regular dancers will be performing spectacular numbers from 1952.
The Poppy Parachute Team
The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team 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. Vintage buses operate connecting services to Cirencester and Kemble station
Jump into the action!
Watch the video of our amazing 40th anniversary show in 2014. The link will take you through to Youtube.