Thousands expected at Rushden steam cavalcade

Thousands of people attend the event every year
Thousands of people attend the event every year

Thousands of people are expected to attend the 37th annual Cavalcade event taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Rushden Cavalcade, the historical transport and country show, returns on May 2, 3 and 4.

The event started off as a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade around Rushden High Street, but has grown since then and now brings together more than 1,000 exhibits from all over the country.

It attacts more than 25,000 visitors annually, with attractions including vintage vehicles, model exhibitions, vintage fair rides, military displays, arena events and a real ale bar.

The event has been staged since 1978 by Rushden Historical Transport Society to raise funds for the development of Rushden Transport Museum, which is run by the society, and expansion of the group’s railway activities.

Admission for the event held on the A6, Bedford Road, near Rushden, is £8 for adults or £5 for children aged five to 16 and senior citizens. Family tickets for two adults and two children are available for £22.

The event is open 10am to 5pm and parking is free.

For more details go to www.cavalcade.org.uk.