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29TH ANNUAL SHROPSHIRE VINTAGE SHOW – family fun plus Tractor pulling!

29TH ANNUAL SHROPSHIRE VINTAGE SHOW – family fun plus Tractor pulling!

The Annual Vintage Show is returning to the Shropshire Showground this June for its 29th year and the event promises to host more than ever before for families as well as vehicle enthusiasts

The show, organised by the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club, is a two-day vintage vehicle extravaganza on June 4 from 9.30am to 5pm and June 5 from 9.30am to 4pm at the Greenhous West Mid Showground.

Exhibitors from all over the UK bring and beyond, bring their vehicles, including every type of classic car, motorbikes, Land Rovers, military vehicles, steam engines, tractors and more. There are also shire horses, the craft and trade stands, fairground rides, food, a bar and much more.

Each year, a special tractor is featured and in 2016 this will be the Massey Ferguson tractor.

Vintage Show chairman, Richard Haynes, said: “The show is one of the most renowned events of its type in the country and has always attracted ‘vintage vehicle’ enthusiasts. But it is also a great day out for all the family and we are introducing more year on year for all ages.

“Last year we introduced the exciting spectator sport ‘Tractor Pulling’ for the first time and it was a great success so we are happy to announce it will make a return in 2016.

“The event sees a tractor pulling a progressively weighted sledge over the distance and hopefully across the finish line!

“Mr Hairy the life like talking doll will be entertaining the crowds and playing the piano and there will be live chainsaw woodcarving and blacksmith demonstrations as well as much more to be announced.”

One of the aims of the event is to raise funds for local medical charities and since its formation it has raised more than £150,000 for charities including the Severn Hospice and Hope House.

Every year the event also stages an auction of vintage machinery and tools by H J Pugh & Sons and this will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 10.30am.

Advance tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices and can be bought in advance for £8, by visiting www.midshropshirevintageclub.com

Tickets can also be purchased on the gate and are priced at £10 for adults and entry is FREE for under 16s!

For more information, visit www.midshropshirevintageclub.com and follow the show on twitter at MSVCshow and on facebook at Shropshire Vintage Show.

 

 

Date Posted: 22nd February 2016


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