The 41st Cumbria Steam Gathering | 27th - 28th July, 2013

The 41st Cumbria Steam Gathering will feature more than 1,200 classic exhibits, displays, traditional fair plus specialist caterers and crafts. Between 30 - 40,000 visitors attend the annual Steam Gathering which is organised by The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society.

They have been bringing together vintage and steam vehicles from across the world for one massive summer event, held just outside Grange-over-Sands, for four decades.

This colourful and noisy event is held over two days and provides a whole host of family entertainment and vintage transport favourites such as agricultural and industrial tractors, classic cars, majestic steam engines, bicycles, commercial vehicles, fire appliances, military vehicles, farm equipment and motorcycles.


Adults at the Cumbria Steam Gathering will be able to browse the thousands of vintage vehicles, steam traction engines, bicycles and wagons and children will enjoy demonstrations, magic shows, miniature remote controlled car racing and a traditional fairground. The Cumbria Steam Gathering 2013 will see the return of Richard Savoury's Sheep Show, which includes shearing demonstrations and dancing sheep doing 'The Sheep Show Shuffle'. Another returning event is the thrilling lawn mower racing with all the excitement of motor racing presented by the North West Lawn Mower Racing Association. The 3Sixty bicycle stunt team will also be performing. On the Saturday around 40 Model T Fords are visiting the Steam Gathering. On Sunday traditional wrestling will be provided by the Cumberland and Westmorland Federation. The Pantonic Steel Orchestra, along with a variety of other bands, will be playing throughout the weekend.

There will be continuous demonstrations of traditional craft displays, ploughing and cultivating demos, a chainsaw carving display and woodworking demonstrations (weather permitting). To help reunite lost toddlers and young children, the Cumbria Steam Society provides free wristbands throughout the event. There is also wheelchair accessible toilets and ample parking for blue badge holders. The Cumbria Steam Gathering is clearly signposted from Junction 36 of the M6 and parking is free.