Vintage Festival Of Lights
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Where: Ashover Showground, Derbyshire, Ashover
When: 05 Oct - 06 Oct 2013
Cost: Fri/Sun Admission Adults £3 / Pensioners & U16 £2 / U5's free
Sat Admission Adults £4 / Pensioners & U16 £3 / U5's free
Public Camping available £35 for the weekend (Thur-Mon)
Opening hours: 10am-9pm
Website: Visit website
The Vintage Festival of Light is so named because as well as being a vintage rally with all the usual attractions, the showground and exhibits are illuminated with hundreds of lights from dusk on Friday and Saturday evening.
The event is held on Ashover Showground, on the edge of the picturesque village of Ashover, in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
This year the event is having a complete makeover. For the first time we have live bands through the weekend(11 bands/duo"s).These will perform on a raised stage complete with professional sound & light engineer.
Also new this year a small funfair, climbing wall, caving experience, bouncy castles, slides, quad bikes, punch & judy and lots more.
Santa will be visiting the site on Saturday evening, and he will also be touring the village in an illuminated parade in his sleigh.
We are hoping that the spectacular 'Meteor' aircraft engine will be visiting the rally again this year on Saturday only. If so it will be 'fired up' late afternoon and early evening. This is a truly amazing sight and sound - not to be missed!
Food is available throughout the weekend from our catering vans, there are stalls and crafts, and a licensed bar!
There will be bingo in the bar on Friday Evening, and entertainment on Saturday Evening with the Prize Giving and an Auction and Raffle.
We are once again holding our very popular conker tournament. The winner will take half the proceeds so the more that join in, the more you could win!!
Sunday morning we have an auction, so bring your unwanted items and see if you can make a few pounds, or just come along and see if you can pick up a bargain!
'Tractor Balancing' will again be taking place all weekend. The Barry Hoult Trophy will be awarded for the most points so come on all you tractor drivers, get out there and have a go!
Finally, as usual, bring along lots of lights and light up your exhibit or caravan, as there will be a trophy for the best lights!
Look forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!
Nearest motorway junctions - Junction 28 or 29 M1
FROM THE A61 ALFRETON (J28) TO CHESTERFIELD (J29) ROAD:
Take the B6014 Ashover Road at the White Bear Public House (turn left from Alfreton, right from Chesterfield), continue along the B6014 then bear right onto the B6036 Ashover New Road. Turn right by the Nettle Inn onto Hardmeadow Lane then bear right into Milken Lane.
The showground is on the left just before the sports ground and parish hall.
FROM THE A632 MATLOCK TO CHESTERFIELD ROAD:
Take the B6036 Ashover Road at the Kelstedge Inn (turn right from Matlock, left from Chesterfield). Continue along the B6036 then turn left into Narrowleys Lane just before entering the village. At the top of the road turn right into Moor Lane. At the junction bear left by the Black Swan public house.
The showground is on your right just past the doctor's surgery, parish hall and sports ground.
Please beware if using your sat nav to guide you to the showground as it will be very likely to direct you onto roads which are entirely unsuitable for large vehicles and caravans - once leaving the A632 or A61 we would advise you to follow our directions above.
Event details can change.
Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making travel arrangements.