Final preparations underway for Hunton Steam Gathering

The final preparations are taking place for Hunton Steam Gathering which takes place this weekend.

Almost 1,000 exhibitors have entered this year which beats all previous records.

Exhibitor highlights include 28 steam engines and 60 miniature steam engines along with an original set of steam gallopers.

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There will also be 90 pre-1980 Land Rovers to help celebrate 70 years of the Land Rover.

Other exhibitors include classic cars, vintage fire engines, classic commercial vehicles, classic motorbikes, vintage stationary engines and classic caravans.

Other attractions include trade stalls, craft and food market, a bike display team, working demonstrations, and numerous arena displays throughout the weekend.

There is also the ploughing competition  on Sunday,  as well as a fairground.

Ben Jobling, from the volunteer organising committee, said: “With the forecast as it currently is, we are hoping for a bumper year to allow us to continue our support of local charities.

“Over recent years, these have included: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, MacMillan Nurses, Parkinsons UK, Bedale Explorer Scouts, Wensleydale Railway etc.

“Profit made has also gone to numerous Hunton village projects over the years assisting the parish council, village hall and local school.”

The event runs takes place on September 8 and 9.

Hunton is located just off the A684, between Bedale and Leyburn, and is signposted from all main roads (nearest postcode for sat nav users is DL8 1QF).

Camping costs £60 for the weekend and includes the cost of admission for two adults and two children.

The cost of admission to the show is £8 per day for adults, £4 for children (5 to 15 year olds) and under 5s get in free.

More information can be found at www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk or www.facebook.com/huntonsteamgathering