About the St. Albans Steam and Country Show
The St. Albans Steam and Country Show is held on Smallford Campus at Oaklands Campus in the historic county of Hertfordshire. The campus is on the eastern edge of St. Albans a few miles north of the M25.
The weekend show always aims to be fun and educational for young and old alike, showcasing a lot of traditional equipment used in St. Albans and the adjoining area. Check out the video below showing a close up of a steam engine in motion.
The show, held annually, includes Steam Engines, Vintage Tractors, Stationary Engines, Working Miniatures, steam powered fairground attractions as well as a host of vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. There is typically a large number of all kinds of steam powered machinery on show.
Herts Steam Club Ltd
The Hertfordshire Steam Engine Preservation Society began its business of preservation as far back as 1964. Still going strong today the society, now a charity, continues to bring together like-minded steam enthusiasts, organise historic get-togethers, and discuss their passion for historic transport. The society welcomes new members, and you do not need to own a machine to join. Download an application form via the contact form on their official website (hertssteam.co.uk). The society organise other events throughout the year. Check their event page to find out what's on this year.
Entry To The Event
Prices to the show are as follows:
- Adults £8
- Children (under 16) £5
- Senior Citizens £7
- Family (two adults and two children) £20
The show runs from 10am in the morning through to late afternoon, and the main parade is held at 2.00pm.
Somewhere to Stay in Herts
The obvious places to stay around the event are either in St. Albans to the west or Hatfield to the east. Both destinations have plenty of 3 and 4-star accommodation or decent bed and breakfasts to suit all budgets. If camping is more your thing, check out Woodstock Caravan Site on House Lane (to the north, approximately 8 minutes drive away).
Getting To Oaklands College
Use the M1, M25 or A1(M) to approach St Albans. Use junction 22 of the M25, junction 8 of the M1 (exit onto the A414 orbital), or junction 3 of the A1(M) depending on which direction you are coming from. Oakland College is located on the northside of Hatfield Road (A1057) between Fleetville and Smallford. Hatfield Road is in a built-up area area so take it easy as you find your way. Look out for the Blue Entrance Signs to Oakland College and the smaller Red Steam Rally Signs as you approach.
Other Things To Do Around St. Albans
If you are not staying for the full two days of the show or have a morning or afternoon to spare, why not take a trip to De Havilland Aircraft Museum a few miles (less than 15 minutes drive) south of the show. The museum, opened in 1959, can boast to be the oldest in the UK. On display are a collection of original pieces from the de Havilland Aircraft Company. There is plenty to do and see at the museum, check out their website for more information (dehavillandmuseum.co.uk).
Well behaved dogs are allowed in the field, but should be kept on their leads, as there is moving machinery, horse drawn carriages and other animals included in the parades and stationary displays.
When is the next St. Albans Steam and Country Show?
The St. Albans Steam and Country Show WAS planned to take place at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Herts, AL4 0XR, Saturday 5th June, 2021. This is a Weekend Rally.
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