Monday, 13 August 2012

Events Around Cornwall

Visit Atlantic Coast Holiday Park

Why not take in the beautiful Cornish Coast whilst enjoying the Open air cinema and various outdoor screenings in the local area.

7th Blue Juice            Godrevy Hayle 8pm
14th Top Gun             Newquay Airport 8pm.

Thurs 16th August
10am – 4.30pm.
Various attractions…..tombola, BBQ outside The Sloop Inn, Stalls, Lifeboat & Helicopter displays.

Friday 17th August

Fishermans Friends sing Sea Shantis and traditional folk songs outside the Slipway Hotel, Port Issac in the evening.

What will you find at the rally?

2012 Rally, 17th,18th &19th of August, at Stithians Showground, Stithians TR3 7DP

Full Size Steam Engines

This long established event sees the coming together of some 50 full size steam engines from all  parts of the country. There are stunning showmans engines with their gleaming twisted brass,  (often working the fun fair), road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage engines and  agricultural engines.

 Miniature Steam Engines

There are also miniature steam engines, the ability of these scale engines is often  underestimated, they can pull a vehicle of considerable weight, plough fields and power saw  benches, some will be giving free rides to the public this year.

Working Section

The working section puts on a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam.

Stationary Engines

A varied selection of stationary engines demonstrating their ability to power machinery.

Steam Cars

A selection of these rare vehicles will be on display each day.

Vintage Vehicles

All types of vintage vehicles including cars, motorcycles, tractors, commercials and military  vehicles will be on display.

Fun Fair

Many older type rides add to the fun of the fair including steam gallopers and juvenile rides, all  old favorites.

Model and Crafts

The marquee holds a delight for everyone interested in model engineering and traditional crafts.

Trade Stands

A wide variety of wares to buy from the many traders who regularly attend the rally.


Throughout each day parades of the various types of vehicle displayed, including a grand parade  of steam engines. You will also see the steam engine crews having fun driving around the site  and showing what the engines were designed to do.

Rural Ring Entertainment

In this area you will see working horses demonstrating, a farrier, a hawking display and  entertainment with dog agility, Morris Dancers, Carnkie Cloggers and more.

Daytime and Evening Entertainment

There will be a range of different bands and singers performing during the event, including  Jonah's Lift, an Irish Folk Group, The Cornish Wurzels and Clive Cash who will be performing in  the LTC bar & Restaurant Marquee at various times along with resident DJ "Darren"

On Saturday evening the old time fun fair will be in full swing, so come and enjoy the atmosphere
Another favorite for the Saturday evening is the sheaf pitching event, come along and have a go

Local Brass & Silver bands will be performing during the weekend

 Re-live the days of the wild west with "The Searchers", who will be re-enacting "shoot em up"  shows to entertain you

The two-times world record breaking escapologist Roslyn Walker will be performing throughout  the event

Join in the fun of an auction in the main bar on Saturday evening in support of our nominated  charity "Cornwall Air Ambulance"


A wide and varied range of food will be available at the rally. There will also be a licensed bar (LTC) with restaurant  facilities and evening entertainment

More details here

A Shop

Will be on site from Wednesday 15th August supplying daily papers, provisions and other consumables


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