Rolleston's Transport Festival, initially a one off is now in its 5th year and has grown to become a firm favourite with car owners, enthusiasts and visitors alike and is a family friendly day out in a beautiful setting. The event will again be raising much needed funds for charity and helping to support the local community.
This year sees the introduction of a new eco theme with support from local businesses bringing electric/hybrid vehicles for display, in addition to an extensive and varied range of classic and vintage cars, motorcycles, lorries, tractors, buses and bicycles from the early 1920s onwards. There will also be static model displays and exhibitions in Rolleston Club and the marquees.
Children as always are well catered for with a children’s entertainer, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy, rides and much more.
The show will once again be held in conjunction with the village wide Grand Garage Sale Tour, where villagers open their garages to sell no longer needed items – pick up a bargain! Always immensely popular, transport to the sales is again by classic bus ride starting from outside the Spread Eagle pub.
The bus rides are included as part of entry to the event, although we hope that people will be happy to make a small donation towards the provision of this service.
We are also raising money with our raffle which has been generously supported by many local businesses. Some fabulous prizes are on offer including a local sight-seeing flight, go-karting, football stadium tour, food hampers, local bus travel, family photo shoot and food and drink vouchers to name a few.
Refreshments are available all day with festival tea and cake in the Old Grammar School and food in Rolleston Club. The raffle draw will take place at 4.15pm. Proceedings will be brought to a close by a procession of the vehicles through the village at 4.30pm.
Free parking is available on Elizabeth Avenue playing fields. There is wheelchair access to main event.
Last year a fabulous total of over £4000 went to local charities. Come and visit for a great family day out and help us to continue with this success. For more information or to contact one of our organisers visit our facebook page: Rolleston Transport Festival.