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

About the event:
The event, now in its 12th year is the Rotary Clubs’ biggest charity annual fundraiser which actively raises thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities. Over £150,000 has been donated since its inception.

By displaying your car, or by visiting our show you will be making a valuable contribution to both this charity and the stellar work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Since 1991, the Midlands Air Ambulance have responded to more than 50,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. The charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. The festival serves as an operational base for the crew on the day.

Due to the popularity of the event, pre-booking is now advisable to guarantee a space for display vehicles.
Bookings are now actively being taken for display vehicles.

Display Vehicles and Advance Tickets:
•There is no charge levied on any classic display vehicle; only the occupants (driver included) are charged. The price per visitor is £5.00 only if pre-booked on-line. The gate price on the day is £7.50 per head.

• General public admission tickets are also available on-line at £5.00 (on the gate price £7.50).
• There is no charge for children under the age of 12.

Show opens at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.

All classic vehicles welcome to display, either pre-book online or simply turn up on the day. Book your vehicle into the festival here.

Advanced on-line booking closes on  Friday 21 August at 6.00pm.

Event Address: Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury GL20 8DF

SORRY- NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THIS EVENT. Assistance dogs are the only exception, if in doubt please ask the organisers in advance.