A great day out for the family!

Advance discount tickets are now on sale.

Event Information:

  • Stotfold Watermill
  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th May
  • 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • Advanced Discounted Tickets

Main Event

Steam Fair & Country Show

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2020

Now in its 18th year the Steam Fair and Country Show is, as ever, a popular event that continues to draw crowds from all over the country.

The funds generated are essential to keep Stotfold Mill and its Nature Reserve open for all to enjoy as a visitor attraction, without charge. Please help keep our rural heritage alive and come along to our 2020 Steam Fair and Country Show.

look below for more information.

See Stotfold from the air take a helicopter flight from the Showground

20% Discount on Advanced Tickets

Deadline for ordering tickets online:  Friday 8th May 2020.

Show Programme

Show Attractions

More show attraction details coming soon.

Free Kids Zone
Free activities sponsored by Stotfold Mill including an inflatable slide, two bouncy castles, gladiator joust and giant games.

Local Schools and Academies
Arena displays performed by pupils of local schools and academies.

Saturday Evening

Free Evening For All The Family

Live music and entertainment in the bar marquee from 5:30pm starting with a kids disco from 5:30-6:30, followed by some great music from two live bands and disco.

No tickets required.  Licensed bar tent and a great variety of food.

The Boogie Woogie Gals                                                      7.00 - 8.45

The Boogie Woogie Gals are a 1940's / 50's style close-harmony vocal group - their beautiful blended voices will be a delight to any ear.

With authentic costumes, tight choreography and sing-alongs a plenty, The Boogie Woogie Gals guarantee you'll be shoo-whopping and bee-bopping along to their retro tunes in no time! 

The Swing Kid                                                                       9.15 - 11.00

The Swing Kid is one of the most sought after swing singers in the UK, and is a member of Britains Got talent finalists, Jack Pack. A highly experienced singer of Swing and Rat Pack standards, whose incredible voice delivers some of the greatest songs ever written.

The Saunders Steam Collection

The Saunders Steam collection is the biggest working steam collection in Europe. The collection includes many operating steam traction engines, fairground rides, mechanical organs, vintage lorries and vintage cars. Treat yourself to a fantastic steam ride around Stotfold aboard Martha a 1932 Sentinel Steam Bus, that will be making regular trips all weekend.

The Stotfold Mill Preservation Trust are very grateful to the Saunders family and all the collection volunteers for once again attending our show.

Show Timetable

Show Timetable coming soon

Live Music for the Weekend

Saturday

11:30am Abacus

A duo that performs American roots and English folk music with banjos and guitars.

 

 

12:15pm Arfur Shandy

Nigel, aka Arfur Shandy, a 40 something local lad influenced by many different artists.

 

 

1:15pm Michael King & David Hayzen

Hertfordshire based musician, Michael King is an acoustic solo artist, who performs an array of original music along with covers from many genres, with fellow guitarist David Hayzen.

 

2:00pm THe ChOsEn

The Chosen have re-formed after suffering the loss of their bass player and old friend Andy Hill who died in early 2018.  We've played many times before at the Stotfold Fair and are pleased to be invited back with high energy punk, pop, rock, & brit-pop covers.  So expect The Jam, The Damned, The Ruts, Green Day, The Kinks, The Move, AC/DC, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Blur and many others! Find us on Facebook 'The Chosen UK'.

3:45pm Henlow Hurricanes

Playing an eclectic mix of old favourites to current tracks like The Who, The Jam, The Small Faces The Buzzcocks and The Specials.

 

 

4:45pm The B's

Ben, Alison & Co have been friends for some years. Ben has long been established with music. Ben, Alison & co have been friends for some years. Ben has long been established with music, Alison is newer to the business. This is their second year of performing together. Hoping for another warm welcome, playing covers from the 70's, 80's & more.

 

Sunday

11:30am Abacus

A duo that performs American roots and English folk music with banjos and guitars.

 

 

12:15pm Planet X

A female-fronted, 4-piece band playing a wide spectrum of covers including: Queen, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Free, Cranberries and David Bowie to name a few.
www.lemonrock.com/planetx

2:30pm Dakota Smile

A 5-piece band playing a variety of covers from the rock’n’roll greats, the beat era of the sixties, classic rock from the seventies, brit pop from the nineties and more.   www.lemonrock.com/dakotasmile

 

3:30pm Second Day Soup

A 4 piece band playing a mix of classics from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Van Morrison, The Eagles, on to even more classics from The Killers, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics and much more... 

www.lemonrock.com/seconddaysoup

 

 

Traditional Cask Ales at the Bar Marquee

Beer list coming soon.

F A Q's

Who do I contact if I want to volunteer to help?

The whole event is organised and run by volunteers, without them the show can’t go on. All volunteers get free entry to the event and are invited to celebrate the Mill at our volunteers evenings– please email RogerWatson@stotfoldmill.com

Can I bring a dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome to the show but please be aware it can be quite noisy and there can be lots of people and vehicles moving around so they must be kept on a short lead. With the exception of guide dogs, we do not allow dogs in the mill.

Is it suitable for a pram?

It is a field so the ground is not flat, but you can easily get a pram round the event.

Do you have disabled access?

The disabled parking is as close to the Mill as possible. This has the best access to the event field.  

Is there a cash machine?

You can pay for entry on your card at the Mill entrance, and the bar will do cash back.

Can you pay by card?

Yes, the gates accept cards.

How much does it cost?

Advanced tickets are up to 20% cheaper. On the gate - Adults (16 and over, but less than 60) £10, Seniors (60 and over) £5 and Children (4 and over, but less than 16) £5. Under 4s are free.

Is it different to last year? There are lots of new things to see this year. We have some a change in setup and the field is now split into zones, including the kids zone. 

How much is car parking? Free!

What if I lose my child? When you arrive you can get a wrist band from the Volunteer Support gazebo at the mill end of the field. If you lose your child the wrist band can help us locate your child quickly. If they haven’t got a band then head to the caravan in the arena where we will be able to make an announcement to help find your child.

Do you have mobility scooters?  No we don't, but you can bring your own.

Can I get cheaper tickets? Yes in advance.

Are there refreshments? The Mill Tea Room will be open over the weekend and there are a range of different trade stands around the field offering a wide range of foods.

Are there disabled toilets?

Yes, in the Mill and around the field.

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes, in the Mill and there are changing tables in the disabled toilets on the field.

When is the bar open?

The bar opens at 11am and closes around midnight on Saturday and 5pm Sunday!

How much is Saturday night?

Free! We have a children’s disco from 5pm followed by live music till late.

Is the Nature Reserve open?

Not this weekend but you can visit at any other time.

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Open Dates & Times

Stotfold Watermill is a great day out for all the family and is open to the public on various dates throughout the year. The Nature Reserve which adjoins the Mill is open all year round.

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Shop At The Mill

The Kingfisher Gift Shop stocks a selection of gift items suitable for all ages. It specialises in our own high quality stone-ground flour, which is recommended for making bread.

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Join As A Volunteer

Our volunteer teams are the vital cogs that keep the Mill and Nature Reserve running. Can you spare some time to join the teams which enable us to open the Mill to visitors?