Smallwood Vintage Rally welcomes you to our established family fun show, on the A50 near Sandbach, Cheshire (Junction 17 of the M6).
We have a big variety of trade and autojumble stands offering everything from: Tweed Handbags to Workwear, Tools, Hats, Antiques, Footwear, Collectables, Cakes and much, much more...
A craft marquee, children's amusements, arena events (see the Event Timetable for details), vintage classic and modern vehicle exhibits including: commercials, cars, military, motorbikes, fire engines, a great selection of steam engines and a great display of tractors.
On Saturday 5th September, Hinson & Parry will be holding a collective & vintage auction at 10am. Entries Telephone: 01782713444
The popular tractor pulling will be held over the whole weekend, including night time pulling, a fabulous spectator event.
We have nightly beer tent entertainment from 4pm on Friday 4th.
A wide variety of hot food, snacks and drinks are always available on site all weekend!
Saturday is our family fun day, with lots going on, with our regular Calypso Steel Band creating a happy atmosphere. New attractions for 2020 include Zoo2U, a local educational facility bringing Meerkats, Skunks, Reptiles and other small animals for children to see and learn about, Cheshire K9 dog team will be holding displays and hosting their first Smallwood Fun Dog show, on both days of the Rally, entries taken each day at their stand, for every type of dog and rosettes to all winners. Lots of other children’s entertainment including our famous sand pit, donkey rides along with the return of the fairground.
We are delighted to welcome FODENS BAND on the Sunday, one of the most famous brass bands in the country and surely the most appropriate for our show, being held right by the birthplace of Edwin Foden. The band will be playing throughout Sunday and we thank HASLINGTON HAULAGE for sponsoring the band stand marquee. The Giant Tortoises will be back on Sunday and Monday, along with Birds of Prey.
The highlight of our arena entertainment will be a thrilling display from BROKE FMX, motorcross stunt team, on both Sunday and Monday.
We also thank our existing show sponsors; HAMPTON’S SCRAP METAL DEALERS, TIDYSITE SKIP HIRE, ASHBROOK’S AND SIBELCO SAND for their continued and generous support.
Lots of fun for all the family at just £7.50 entry for adults and under 15s free. Weekend camping for the general public is also available at £60 per pitch for two adults children free!
Near Love Lane Farm
Social distancing continues and July is now uncertainly mentioned, as a target for cautiously opening “some” businesses, under strict new distancing rules.
It looks highly unlikely, that any “crowd” events will go ahead this year, we will keep our Sept date tentatively pencilled in .......but this update advises how we intend to start to process refunds in various sections.
The show holds a savings account, it does not have a cheque book, so the logistics of issuing refunds presents us with a series of lockdown challenges and logistics, that some other events, that may have already refunded, don't have.
I have actually only been asked for three refunds to date. which is extremely kind, patient and understanding of so many of our campers and traders and I’m extremely appreciative to you all, for not putting undue pressure on the team and for your consideration at this very difficult time. Thank you so very much.
Our bank has to issue each separate cheque on an individual basis, with a signatory present, which means time in the building society when they are short staffed and working reduced hours, we ideally need to make an appointment to do this, which hasn’t recently been possible.
However, we are very conscious of the need to start to move forward with the refund situation and so we propose to start to do this, In stages;
Stage 1; we propose to refund all the private camping bookings, we do have unbanked cheques and they will be returned first, followed by bank issued refunds. Once this section has been fully cleared we will go on to............
Stage 2; Craft Marquee bookings, liaising with Helen Ireland we will work through vendors who have booked inside the Marquee. Once this section has been fully cleared we will go to............
Stage 3: Outside trade; I intend to contact each trader individually, to ask if they wish to have their booking held over until May 2021, or request a refund. I respectfully ask that anyone who is in a position to help us and hold over a booking, please consider doing so, this will cut down our banking time immensely, the show is solvent, your money is safe.......and as I know most of you personally, you know I’m in exactly the same boat with many of my own events. I fully understand, however, if you choose a refund, many traders are having to fund alternative work direction in 2020.
Stage 4; Catering. All caterers had paid a holding deposit for their 2020 pitch. Many had paid in full. I will contact each of you individually to discuss our proposal for moving forward to 2021. Thank you.
Stage 5; Mr Porter and Mr Guest. We will contact you both, to discuss in person, how you wish to proceed going forwards. Thank you
At this stage I cant put an exact timescale on all of the above, only that I have requested all the camping paperwork this morning, to make a start. Please bear with us.