Steam along to Chipping for three grand days out

Tractors are a popular attraction at the steam fair
Tractors are a popular attraction at the steam fair

The show that started 15 years ago on a pub car park in Chipping is set to once again attract the crowds on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Chipping Steam Fair has evolved into a major event and every year sees some 10,000 people thronging the Green Lane showground to enjoy its extensive programme.

Behind the scenes there is a team of volunteers who work year round to make the event a success. All proceeds from the show are allocated to local charities which the committee deem most deserving.

“Each year we introduce new exhibits, different attractions and generally try to improve our visitors’ day out,” said a committee member.”

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes, vintage tractors and commercial vehicles, military and classic plant collections, steam engines and rollers, a mini ride-on railway, a replica Spitfire, a mobile zoo and rare breeds collections – all will be part of the busy programme with live music until midnight on both Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be journeys to and from Chipping in the vintage bus, donkey rides, the fairground, dog displays, local produce, fine food and fare, the arts and crafts tent, auto jumble and collectors stalls, demonstrations by a clog maker and a chainsaw sculptor, helicopter rides, a military band and the Young Farmers Clubs’ tug of war tournament .

The fair will be open 10am to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am to 5pm on Monday. For more information, call show secretary Mary Harrison on 01995 61866 or publicity officer Heidi Berry on 07719927564.