The West of England Steam Engine Society Rally
Stithians Showground – 16th, 17th and 18th August 2024.
We are looking forward to bringing you everything from steam engine trailer rides to vintage wood sawing, trade stands to heavy horse working demonstrations there will be something for everyone.
Admission gates open to the public at 9am on all 3 days, with a wide variety of ring events and displays around the showground continuously from 10am through to 5pm.
Over 20 full size steam engines, some giving trailer rides around the show, others working machinery as they were designed to do.
Live steam, working miniatures of their full size counterparts can be seen out and about around the showground.
A wide variety of vehicles from yesteryear, including cars, motorbikes and stationary engines.
See how the workhorse of the farm progressed onwards from the steam engine, to the diesel. A wide selection of tractors from over the years are on display.
From horse powered implements, to steam and tractor driven machinery- stone crushing, threshing and wood sawing can all be seen.
Model & Craft Tent
An eclectic mix of model collections, alongside a beautiful variety of local crafts demonstrated and for sale.
Come and see the rural craft traditions of thatching, wood turning, forge work and more.
Stop by for an exciting ride with the children, experience all the fun of the fair! Including dodgems, waltzer, roller coaster and inflatable circus. (Organisers are not responsible for the non-appearance of advertised rides)
Choirs, brass bands and evening entertainment are all part of the show.
Bar & Catering
Stop for refreshments at the beer tent or one of the many catering units around the site. A range of foods to cater for all diets on offer.
On Saturday night the sheaf pitching competition takes place, hotly contested as the sun goes down.