Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally and Family Fun Day (5th – 6th May)

About Event:

Held in the beautiful picturesque grounds surrounding the ruins of the old castle in Shanes Castle Estate near Antrim. It is the biggest and best organised vintage event in N. Ireland and is one of the premier rallies on the all Ireland vintage scene.

It is one of the best attended vintage events and regularly attracts crowds of 15k -18k over the two days. There are over 800 exhibitors with steam engines of all types, vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, vintage cars, stationary engines, threshing mills, stonebreakers and many other vintage agricultural and industrial machines.

The working arenas have threshing and baling, timber sawing, stone breaking and around the Rally Field there are demonstrations of blacksmithing, stone carving, hedging, fencing, stick carving, basket weaving, bread baking, butter making and other traditional skills.

There are steam engines rides, a huge fairground with more than thirty rides and side shows and two mobile open farms with lots of animals for the kids to cuddle and caress. In the main arena there are continuous displays of stunt driving and riding, sheepdog working demonstrations, RTC rescue demonstrations, Birds of Prey flying displays, Army Displays and demonstrations etc.

Catering facilities cover the traditional range of fast foods such as burgers, pasties, fish and chips, crepes, hog roast etc.  There is a bars, at the Old Station. The Craft Marquee has more than 50 stalls selling all kinds of goods including pens, paper products, pictures, jewellery, hats, scarves, cushions, badges, antiques, jams, preserves, chutneys, honey, curries, health products and so on.

The Trade Stand area has over 70 stands selling new and used tools and engineering equipment, autojumble, antiques, furniture, pictures and paintings, clothing, toys, garden furniture, house clearances,  bric-a-brac and much, much more.




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Trade Stands: Gayle 07938 661 138

Craft/Info Stalls: Wilma  07708 574 433

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