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Showtime again as Camrose Vintage Working Day is back for 2022

CAMROSE Vintage Working Day returns this month for their 35th anniversary. After a three-year break, they are excited to bring back the show and raise money for local charities and organisations. 

On Saturday, August 27, Camrose Vintage Working Day returns to Folly Cross Fields to create a wonderful day for the whole family. 

The day will begin at 11am. Entry to the show will cost £6 for adults and £3 for children and OAPs. 

Over the years, they have offered displays of Vintage Tractors, Stationary Engines, Vintage and Classic Cars and Motorcycles, along with demonstrations of Corn Cutting, Threshing, Hay Baling and Ploughing, both with Horses and Tractors, take place throughout the day.

Other attractions include a Craft and Model display tent, Wood craft, a well-attended Car Boot Sale, Children’s Entertainment, working Farrier, local Trade Stands and a very popular Tea Tent serving quality refreshments, all help to make the day memorable and enjoyable.

In the main ring, they have hosted such displays as Sheepdog Handling, Sheep Shearing, Falconry, Dressed Horses, Folk Dancing and many others.

This year, due to land crop rotation, they will not be able to have a ploughing section, but they will have a small silage/grass demonstration of how grass is collected/cut from the field before it heads off to the farm yard for animals to eat and enjoy as a winter food source.

The Chairman, Andrew James, and the entire Committee hope the ploughing can return to the Vintage Working Day again next year for 2023.

Threshing will be at the show this year, however, this year the Camrose Vintage Working Day Committee actually owns the thresher.  With the kind help of the previous owner as well as other volunteers, there will be a demonstration to see and remember what and how the thresher worked many years ago, rekindling old memories and educating the newer generation.

New for 2022 is a children’s area, allowing parents to sit with their children in a safe zone. There will be activities and interesting things going on throughout the day for children to take part in, including a children’s tug-o-war where the children show off their strengths against a steam engine or an old tractor.

On top of all of the amazing displays and attractions, the famous Camrose Vintage Day food tent is back with delicious refreshments and will be producing and serving fresh, amazing food throughout the day.

The Vintage Parade is popular to watch – consisting of old classes of vintage vehicles and agricultural machinery driving round the ring and having a chat about their vehicle for all to hear in the field.

The show started as a small group of people wanting to raise money for charity and to show the public at the same time, what the farming community had to do to make crops for the winter months to feed all the animals. 

This lovely idea grew and grew to what the old and new committee have made it today, all of the money made on the day gets shared out to local charities Over the past 35 years, Camrose Vintage Working Day has raised approximately £180,000 for local charities, and they plan to continue helping to fundraise for many years to come.

They have had lots of generous sponsorship to help with ongoing costs to hold the show. Many local businesses, including their main sponsor, Prichard Holdings Ltd, have generously donated this year to allow the Show to continue.

Importantly, the Show would not be possible without the numerous volunteers who lend a hand throughout planning, preparation, and the actual event.

For a wonderful day out for all of the family, be sure to attend the Camrose Vintage Working Day later this month. 

Anyone wanting exhibitor forms and/or trade stand enquiries, please should email [email protected]