Show will kick off the season

Rushden Cavalcade: All steamed and ready to go.'30/04/11
Rushden Cavalcade: All steamed and ready to go.'30/04/11

A BIG rally which is famous for starting off the season of county shows in this area every year will be held this weekend.

On Saturday, Rushden Historical Transport Society will kick off its 34th annual Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show.

It attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year and brings together more than 1,000 exhibits of traction engines and vintage vehicles from all over the country and craft, military and model tents, as well as fun fair rides, a real ale bar and a variety of stalls.

Society chairman John Sugars said: “The cavalcade is popular because we try to provide a variety of things which appeal to mum, dad and the children. I also think nostalgia is really popular with people now. Last year our footfall totalled about 34,000.”

As well as including all the usual favourites there will be new things to see.

Mr Sugars said: “For the first time we’ll have a pets corner which will include owls, birds of prey and reptiles. Titan the Robot will make a return on the Sunday and Monday because he was a big hit with fathers as well as their children last year and there will be arena acts, including a motorcycle display team and sheepdogs herding ducks.”

The event will be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in fields off the A6 Bedford Road, south of Rushden. Admission is £7 for adults, £5 for children aged between five to 16 and pensioners or £20 for a family ticket for two adults and two children.