Formal statement from the Elvaston Steam Rally Committee
20th December 2020

It is with regret and sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Elvaston Steam Rally scheduled for the 3rd and 4th July 2021 due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

As you will appreciate this decision has not been taken lightly, considerable thought has been given to feasibility of staging the event ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, traders, committee, volunteers and of course the general public.

Clearly with the fluidity of the pandemic it is extremely difficult, in fact near impossible to establish the procedures and precautions necessary to give the required level of assurance/protection to all attending the rally. We fully understand that the current situation may improve over the coming months, (hopefully) however, we are unable to foresee the future and strongly believe that this cancellation is in the best interests of the event and all participants.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one for their support over numerous years and look forward to our show returning in 2022.

Stay safe and healthy and have a good Christmas.

Best Regards

Elvaston Steam Rally Committee.

Attractions include:

Steam Traction Engines
Vintage and Classic Cars & Motorcycles
Vintage Commercials
Stationary Barn Engines
Fair Organs
Miniature Steam Engines
Model Show
Vintage Caravans
Craft Displays and Stalls
Market Stalls
Children's Entertainment
Old-Time Fairground
Working demonstrations of
Log Sawing and Threshing

And a full programme of arena displays!

Adults 10
Accompanied Children FREE
Unaccompanied Children 5
All Classes 4pm - 6pm (Saturday) 5


Open 9am - 6pm Saturday, 9am - 4.30pm Sunday.

Strictly no admission after 6pm on Saturday.
Visitors are welcome to arrive before 6pm and stay for the evening.

A note for exhibitors:

If you contact us requesting to attend the rally, please send your name, address,
phone number and give as much detail as you can about your exhibit.
Your details will be forwarded to the relevant section head and
you will be contacted if there is a space available.


A donation being made at the 2010 rally
to the local Air Ambulance.


Every year Elvaston Steam Rally makes donations to local charitable groups and organisations.

Since our first rally we have made donations to the
groups below (and many more).

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
Ripley Stroke Club | Derby and District Breathe Easy | PDSA
Royal Derby Hospital (various wards) | MacMillan Hospice
Ilkeston Hospital League of Friends | First Responders
Heanor Hospital League of Friends | Derbyshire Cave Rescue
Ripley Hospital League of Friends | Derby Mountain Rescue Team
Nottingham Animals in Need | RNLI | 1360 Squadron Air Cadets
Various local Scout Units | Radio Derby Appeal
Rainbows Childrens Hospice