Final preparations for Hunton Steam Gathering

Final preparations are underway for Hunton Steam gathering which takes place this weekend.

More than 1,000 exhibitors showing off over 120 years of agricultural and motoring heritage are expected on the 70-acre event site between Leyburn and Bedale.

Exhibitor highlights include 30 steam engines and 60 miniature steam engine, along with an original set of steam gallopers.

There will also be more than 200 classic cars, 200 tractors, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, stationary engines and
much more.

Attractions also include a large craft and food market showcasing local produce, trade stalls, vintage working demonstrations, bike display team, bar, full catering facilities, an autojumble and fun fair.

An action-packed main arena will see displays from the vast exhibits, a dog agility team, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service demonstrations on Sunday, a classic auto-test and Burmese mountain dogs.

Additional attractions include a vintage ploughing match on the Sunday, with two pairs of heavy horses competing in the match.

Ben Jopling, spokesman for the event, said: “Over the weekend the site comes alive with the smell of steam, sounds of vintage working engines and fair organs playing throughout the site to create an atmosphere of nostalgia and bygone days.

“The event aims to provide something for all the family and is now one of the biggest events of its kind in the north.”

Organised by an entirely volunteer committee, the event has raised thousands of pounds to local charities over the years.

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