Cornish Steam and Country Fair

15 August – 17 August

Cornish Steam and Country Fair

What’s it all about?
This long established rally was known previously as the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.

What happens?
For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.

How can you take part?
There is something for all the family with trade stands, a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, steam cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, heavy horses and stationary engines. There is a working and rural section which shows how farm work used to be done in days gone by with a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam. In the main ring you can watch working horse demonstrations, hawking displays and a dog agility show and you can even have a go in the sheaf pitching contest. Brass bands, choirs, Morris men and cloggers provide the music and there is also an old time fun fair along with entertainers around the site to keep the children happy.

Did you know?
The first rally, attended by just six steam engines, took place in 1955 when the nearest full scale rally at that time was over 200 miles away at Andover. Stithians Showground is a purpose built site that also hosts the local agricultural show, the VW Owners Club rally and the Young Farmers County fair.  

 Visit the website for details of Camping facilities at Stithians Showground.

 

Dog Friendly
Accessible

Facilities

  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Catering

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Guide dogs permitted

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £9.50 Adult
Child £6.00 Child aged 6 -16
Free Admission £0.00 under 6
Family £30.00 2 adults + 2 children
Concession £8.50 Senior Citizen
£11.00 Camping on site - price per night

Opening Times

August 15, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Directions

Just under a mile off the A393 on the Falmouth to Redruth Road. See website for further directions.

Location

Stithians Show Ground
Stithians
Truro Cornwall TR3 7HL

What’s nearby

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