Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that this section answers any questions that you may have regarding both the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival.

Rules are in place for visitors a fun, family-friendly, accessible and safe environment. 

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival FAQ’s – (Sunday 22 August 2021)

Event Times for Classic Display Vehicles: Gates open at 9.30am for those displaying their vehicles as part of the festival. Please access the field via the exhibitor gate. We would be grateful if you stayed on site until 4.00pm. Sorry no HGV’s allowed on the school fields.

Rules for classic vehicle exhibitors to the Classic Vehicle Festival
Please follow parking instructions indicated by the stewards to the show arena.
If you wish to erect a gazebo, please tell the stewards, who will leave you a space to do so.
We ask you NOT to leave before 3.00 pm unless it’s an emergency in fairness to the paying public.
Please observe the one-way system in operation. Exit before the end of the show is via the WEST (Exhibitors entrance) ONLY.

Event Times for Visitors: 10.00am – Gates open for general admission. Event finishes at 5.00pm.

Are children permitted?  Yes absolutely, children are more than welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. Children under 12 years old go free to the Classic Vehicle Festival too, there will be something at the festival to entertain the whole family!

Already booked tickets in 2020? A big ‘thank you to those that booked tickets in 2020 and rolled them over to 2021. Simply retain your receipt/ticket to present at the event in 2021. A complete list of names will be at the information point.

How and when will I receive my tickets?  Tickets are e-mailed to you within 24 hours of booking. Simply print them off to present on the entry gate for entry. Please check your spam or trash folder for your confirmation and/or tickets if you don’t see them in your in-box. If you experience any ticketing issues (which we are sure you won’t) please contact the Everyman Theatre Box Office on Tel: 01242 572573.
NOTE: The debit on your statement will appear as the Everyman Theatre NOT Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival.

Book in Confidence – COVID-19 SECURE

The event organisers will put all necessary precautions in place to safeguard visitors and will fully comply with the Government and Public Health England guidelines at the time. The details of the measures will be communicated nearer to the event date. If the event has to be cancelled due to coronavirus, your tickets will automatically be valid for the following year, unless a refund is requested within 30 days of the event cancellation.

The ticketing provider is the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham. You can book online computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Tickets can be collected in person at the box office Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.00pm (not Bank Holidays) or print at home by choosing the Print at Home option. You can also book by Telephone on 01242 572573.

Food and drink: There’s plenty of food outlets onsite at both events from Thai Street Food, burgers to freshly cut sandwiches, cakes and quality coffee.
Please note: Glass is strictly forbidden on site (both glasses and bottles) for the safety of customers.

Are dogs allowed?  Unfortunately, no dogs are permitted onsite at either events. The school does not permit it, as part of our venue hire. Only registered assistance dogs. We don’t want to loose the event.

Is the venue wheelchair/disabled friendly?  Absolutely, the ground is flat and suitable for wheelchairs users and has disabled parking near to the showground arena, plus disabled portaloos.

Will there be public parking?  Yes, plenty of it, and on flat ground.
On arrival please use BOTH lanes to the field leading to the pay-gates.
Parking is NOT permitted on the hard standing, or in any other school car park.
Please follow the One-way system as indicated by parking personnel and park where instructed.
Exit in an emergency ONLY, is via the WEST (Exhibitors entrance).

Toilet Facilities: There are several blocks of portaloos on site including disabled ones (which can also be used for baby changing). In addition, on the Sunday visitors to the Classic Vehicle Festival can also use the large block of toilets inside the school sports hall.

What am I not allowed to bring in to the event?  No barbeques, weapons, knives, drugs, fireworks or flares are allowed. No dogs, other than assistance dogs are permitted.

What if I forget my tickets?  Then you really are a silly sausage! Please remember them as tickets are required for all customers. If you have forgotten, or unable to show the transaction on a mobile device, you’ll need to pay again on the gate and visit the information point near the stage to get a refund, and yes its a faff. A list of those that have purchased advance tickets will be held at this information point and a refund will only be granted in the name of the person that made the booking, when providing I.D.

What happens in bad weather?  In great British fashion we carry on regardless. In the unlikely event of cancellation, we regret that we cannot give refunds due to the organisational cost of the festival to the charity.

The School has the authority to deny access to heavyweight vehicles if they felt that it could cause damage to the playing field surface. Most notably if there has been a long period of rain on the build up to the event. This is at their discretion.

What’s your refund policy?  Unfortunately, once your ticket is booked, we can’t offer refunds, however we have no problem with you giving it or selling it to someone else (face value only please, let’s be nice!).

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON SITE. Whilst we are a nation of animal lovers, the land owners’ long standing rule does not permit dogs on site at all and we could lose the use of the venue and potentially the event if it continues. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, if you have a dog, keep it at home. The gate staff have been instructed and we reserve the right to check all campers and large vehicles for dogs – and if discovered you will kindly be asked to leave. 

No drones unless approved and regulated by the CAA Civil Aviation Authority and authorised  by the event organisers. The site serves as an operation base for the Air Ambulance and we’ve also been super lucky this year having been granted a Battle of Britain Spitfire Flypast.


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 We look forward to welcoming you to our event, and appreciate the support!