Get steamy near Burton this weekend!

There’s something for all ages at Barton Steam Rally. Image from the 2017 event.

There’s a great steam, vintage vehicle and generally fun event on this weekend near Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire, which I think many blog readers would enjoy – Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally takes place this Saturday and Sunday 20th-21stnd July 2019 at Barton Gate, not far from Burton Upon Trent.

I’ve visited this one several times including in 2018 – a gallery of which you can see here – it’s a large event in a rural location and is wonderful for all the family. There are always loads of engines and vehicles, large and small, models, vintage ephemera and all manner of food, fun and entertainment – and usually a very good beer tent too.

Sadly I can’t make it this year so if you go, please do have fun and send me some pics.

The fair is open both days, 10am – 5pm Saturday, 10-4pm Sunday, with adult entry at £7 – but kids under 16 accompanied by an adult go free, which can’t be bad.

Parking is free, and the address for Satnav wranglers is Needwood Rise Farm, Barton Gate, Barton under Needwood, Staffs, DE13 8AP.

You can find the event on Facebook here as Barton Steam, and their website is here.

The organisers said…

Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival – 20th & 21st July 2019

10am – 5pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday

Adults £7 – accompanied children aged 16 and under are free

Free off road parking

Needwood Rise Farm, Barton Gate,

 Barton under Needwood, Staffs, DE13 8AP.

You can find us on Facebook as Barton Steam.

Come along, we have something for everyone……

Full size and Miniature steam engines


Chainsaw carving demonstrations

Commercial vehicles


Woodturning demonstration






Falconry displays

Face painting

Ferrets – race a ferret through a tube and find out about these fascinating creatures

Other animals to handle and observe

Childrens fairground – Swing boats, hook a duck, fun house, Inflatable slide and bouncy castle

Arena events both days from 11:30

Come and steer a steam engine!

Hot and cold food

Licensed bar

…….. and much, much more for the whole family

More to be confirmed………

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