Important Event Announcement

Corona Virus and the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2020

Following many successful years of organising the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival, I regret to inform you that the event, due to take place at Tewkesbury School on Sunday 23 August 2020 will no longer go ahead.

The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury and its’ Classic Vehicle Festival organising committee have deemed it irresponsible to proceed with organising such a mass gathering. With visitor numbers now exceeding 5,000 at the popular one-day event, we do not want to become a potential ‘hotspot’ for spreading the Covid-19 virus. The safety of our exhibitors, performers, volunteers and visitors is paramount - we value you all far too much to take that risk!

Our “Keep Calm & Carry On” approach is no longer practical with the Covid-19 situation continuously evolving. Whilst the Government guidelines may well stipulate different measures for ‘Festivals’ by August, the threat of a possible second wave still looms over us. We’d rather return with peace of mind in 2021 and look forward to delivering an even bigger and better show.

If you have already purchased your entry tickets, be it a visitor, a show vehicle exhibitor, car club or trade stand we would be exceedingly grateful if you could roll it over until next year. By doing so, you will not only be supporting the shows future sustainability but all the marvellous charities that the event supports.

As you can imagine, the cancellation of the event will have a significant impact on the support that we can provide this year to the chosen charities. It’s so disheartening, especially at a time when they need it the most. If you kindly choose to roll your tickets over, simply retain your receipt/ticket to present at the event in 2021.

If you wish to obtain a ticket refund, please contact our ticket provider the Everyman Theatre directly my emailing:

For Trade stands enquiries please contact Rebecca Leppard, email:

I would to like to take this opportunity to apologise for the disappointment caused but thank you most sincerely for your support during this difficult period.

For further details or to be kept up to date about future event news, please follow us on Facebook tewkesburyclassicvehiclefestival we are currently hatching exciting plans for a secondary automotive themed event for the Spring!

We look forward to welcoming you back on SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST 2021.

Let’s hope 2021 will be a brighter year for us all!

Kind regards and stay safe,

Dick de Leeuw
CVF coordinator and President Elect of the Rotary Club of Tewkesbury 2020/2021




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