Welcome to Abergavenny Steam Rally

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 2020

Bailey Park, Park Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5PR
Entry price is £8 normal and £5 concession ( upper age limit for concession is over 65)

Unfortunately due to COVID-19

we have cancelled the Steam Rally This Year

Abergavenny Rotary Club's main fundraising event of the year is the Abergavenny Steam Rally, held in Bailey Park during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. Sadly, due to Covid-19, the 2020 Steam Rally has been cancelled.

This year would have marked the 20th anniversary of Abergavenny Rotary Club's involvement with the Rally. To celebrate this anniversary, between 22nd and 26th May, Abergavenny Rotarians will each be walking 20 laps of Bailey Park. This is to raise funds for good causes and in particular for causes and organisations in need of support as a result of the present pandemic.

We will be completing our 20 laps individually, and will carefully observe social distancing guidelines. To allow us each to complete 20 laps we'll be splitting our laps across several days. At one kilometre per lap each Rotarian will walk 20 kilometres in total.

Please help us to reach our £2,020 target by donating today. The money you donate will allow us to continue to support a range of worthy causes.

Some examples of the causes we have been able to support from monies raised at the Steam Rally in recent times are shown in the JustGiving Page.


This is a Unique Event in the Steam Rally Calendar in the UK because it takes place in a Park in the middle of a Market Town.
Come to Abergavenny for a marvellous day out for the whole family.

Photograph of Abergavenny Steam RallyThe Rotary Club of Abergavenny took over the running of the Abergavenny Steam, Veteran and Vintage Rally in 2000, when Ivor Trotman, who had run the event before that felt it was time to hand over to an organisation which had more people to call on. Abergavenny Rotary stepped into the breach rather than let the event slip away, and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

In 2010, Rotary handed over to the Abergavenny Steam Rally Co Ltd which now runs the show, although all profits are handed back to the Rotary Club for distribution to worthy causes in the town. It is now the biggest dispenser of charitable money in North Gwent.

This two day event offers something for the whole family. As well as the mighty giants of steam and vintage vehicles, the show has a childrenÂ’s funfair, a food village, rural crafts and handicrafts and a wealth of stands selling everything from auto jumble to garden plants and a lot of other stuff in-between.

Steam Traction Engines

Photograph of Abergavenny Traction EngineFor the two days of the year Abergavenny is redolent with the sounds, smells and sights of a bygone era. Mighty steam traction engines, respendent in their colourful liveries, with smoke belching from their chimneys, pistons clanking and hissing steam, are still the flagships of a fantastic day out within the Seven Hills of Abergavenny.

Steam organs are an unusual sight these days. Abergavenny regularly hosts three different machines, one of which is used as the accompaniment to can-can girls dancing to a mighty steam organ, providing yet another splash of colour in a field of redolent colours.

Vintage, Military and Commercial Vehicles

Photograph of Abergavenny Motorcycle Look back with nostalgia at the vintage cars, lorries and motorcycles, to the days when Britain led the world in building vehicles. An extensive array of stationary engines continues the theme. The low throb of a single cylinder engine is a world away from the high-pitched whine of their cousins of today.

Models, Handicraft, Farming & Displays

The model tent displays superb examples of the model-maker's skill while the handicraft displays give the opportunity to see craftsmen & women at work. An array of early tractors, and farming machinery join country pursuits, such as a working sawmill and threshing machine, a display of birds of prey & other interesting exhibits. Each day there is a full programme of arena events including parades of all the vehicles.