It's full steam ahead for the 20th anniversary Chipping Steam Fair

The 19th Chipping Steam Fair, which took place last year
The 19th Chipping Steam Fair, which took place last year
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Organisers are pulling out all the stops ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Chipping Steam Fair.

Three action-packed days of May Bank Holiday fun is being promised by festival organisers ahead of the fair on May 26, 27, and 28.

The fair was first launched in 1997.

The fair was first launched in 1997.

A spokesman for the fair said: “We’ve hundreds of exhibitors eagerly anticipating the opportunity to show off their pride and joy including steam traction engines, vintage tractors, classic cars and motorcycles, pedal cycles, classic plant, commercial and military vehicles.

“Not to mention our regular attractions including live musical entertainment in the beer tent, the funfair, craft fair, food hall, arena entertainment, puppet shows, donkey rides, demonstrations and the ever popular digger playpen.”

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Performers for this years platinum celebration include samba reggae group The Batala Band on Saturday, Duck Herding on Sunday and a Military Gun Display on Monday to go out with a bang.

The festival was originally established in 1997 as a one day event to fund a new village hall, and since then more than £100,000 has been raised for local charities and good causes.

Last year there were eleven beneficiaries including Club Scouts, Rosemere Cancer Foundation, village schools and village churches.

Members of the local community have already taken to social media ahead of the grand occasion.

“I can’t wait – always a good family friendly day out,” said Jonathan Berry.

Annie Marie Bailey said: “I hope it is sunny. It’s a brilliant day out. Love the tractors and steam engines.”

The three day fair runs from 10am to midnight over the weekend and 10am to 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Admission is £9 for adults, £8 for OAPs and children over 12, and free for under 12s.