A mini-guide to steam and transport events in Lancashire

Tractor Pulling Great Eccleston Show

Tractor Pulling Great Eccleston Show - Credit: Archant

Lancashire is the northern powerhouse for steam and transport events

Scorton Steam Fair

Scorton Steam Fair - Credit: Glynn ward

February 26

Morris Minor Show

A celebration of the iconic cars from the 1940s to the 1970s at the Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.


March 25-26

Diesel Gala

Volunteers will be running a variety of diesel locos from 10am to 5pm at the Ribble Steam Railway, Preston. (Also on Sep 30-Oct 1).


Slaidburn Steam Rally photo David McNamee

Slaidburn Steam Rally photo David McNamee - Credit: Archant

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April 1-2

Steam Gala

You’ll be chuffed as railway volunteers fire up at the Ribble Steam Railway. (Also Easter steam specials, April 14-17 and another steam gala on September 9-10).


May 27-29

Chipping Steam Fair

The annual event has been attracting classic vehicle fans, and raising money for charity, since it started in 1997.


May 28

Pendle Powerfest

Off-road vehicles will take centre stage at this year’s family motorshow which also features, music, food and entertainment. pendlepowerfest.com.


June 10-11

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display

Vintage tractors, steam engines and classic motorbikes and cars are the stars of this show.


June 17-18

Scorton Steam Fair

The region’s biggest steam fair, with more than 600 vehicles. There will also be food, crafts and entertainment for all ages.


June 24-25

Fylde vintage and farm show, Kirkham

The eighth annual event with vintage farm machinery, steam vehicles, family entertainment and animal displays. fyldevintageandfarmshow.co.uk.


July 16

Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Locally known as Tram Sunday, crowds fill the streets to see all kinds of vehicles and enjoy free entertainment.


July 16-17

Great Eccleston Show

The Great Eccleston Show will host a vintage Tractor display and a Tractor Pulling competition on boths days over the weekend.


July 29-30

Cumbria Steam Gathering

The event was born in the early 1970s and now features steam vehicles of all shapes and sizes displayed by enthusiasts at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh.


July 30

Lytham Hall Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

The Grade One listed Lytham Hall provides an elegant backdrop for scores of cars, vans, motorcycles and more.


September 15-17

Southport Air Show

The only seaside air show where the planes take off and land on the sands.