Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally
Steam Event
Start : Sunday 1st of May 2022
End : Monday 2nd of May 2022
The Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally is held in the beautiful picturesque grounds surrounding the ruins of the old castle in Shanes Castle Estate near Antrim.

It is the biggest and best organised vintage event in N. Ireland and is one of the premier rallies on the all Ireland vintage scene. It is one of the best attended vintage events and regularly attracts crowds of 15k -18k over the two days.

There are over 800 exhibitors with steam engines of all types, vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, vintage cars, stationary engines, threshing mills, stonebreakers and many other vintage agricultural and industrial machines.

The working arenas have corn threshing, timber sawing, stone breaking and around the Rally Field there are demonstrations of blacksmithing, stone carving, hedging, fencing, stick carving, basket weaving, bread baking, butter making and many other old traditional skills.

There are steam engines rides, a huge fairground with more than thirty rides and side shows and two mobile open farms with lots of animals for the kids to cuddle and caress. In the main arena there are continuous displays of sheepdog working demonstrations, RTC rescue demonstrations, Birds of Prey flying displays, Army Displays and demonstrations etc.

Catering facilities range from the traditional fast foods to sit down three course meals. There are also two bars, one in the Rally Field and the one in the old Stationhouse
Contact info

07712 769072
Shanes Castle
Co. Antrim,
BT41 4NE
Northern Ireland
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