The show is being held on Common land and therefore we do not charge for public entry but request a donation to the charities we are supporting. At the various entry points there will be collectors for cash and card payments.
When you donate you will be given a lapel sticker. Wearing this will avoid your being approached again.
Alternatively, you may make a donation now through the Charities Aid Foundation.
Important Safety Notice
Please be careful when as you walk around the show as there will be times of the day when vehicles will be manoeuvring on the show ground and you should be alert as to what is happening around you. In particular, ensure children are made aware and dogs kept on a lead.
Also, as the site is natural common land the surface is uneven and the organisers cannot be held responsible for trips and falls.
The show is held on Harpenden Common which runs from the centre of the town, south, alongside the A1081 towards St Albans. The nearest post code is AL5 2JF.
Date and time
Wednesday 27 July 2022. The classic vehicles arrive in two main tranches from 11.30 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. Most vehicles are in position from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. when the first vehicles may leave.
There is a free car park on the Harpenden Rovers football field in Cravells Road which will be served by a free shuttle bus operated by Harpenden Hopper from 1300 to 1900, dropping off at the Fire Station.
Otherwise, please use the town centre pay car parks operated by St Albans District Council, the nearest of which is at the Harpenden Leisure Centre, vehicle access off Amenbury Lane.
There are two premium parking areas charging £10 per vehicle for the duration of your stay. One is at the Harpenden Cricket Club, located off the A1081 adjacent to the main Common show ground and the other is on the part of the Common accessed from Leyton Road, opposite Park Hall. Cars must leave by 21.00.
Disabled Parking (Blue Badge)
There is limited parking at the main entrance to the Common off the A1081 opposite the Silver Cup. On street parking has also been reserved on Southdown Road opposite the old Harpenden Public Halls, adjacent to the Harpenden Common ‘triangle’.
An emergency mobile phone number can be found on the back of the easels that are advertising the charities around the showground and on the money collection signs. This takes you to a member of the organising team, typically this would be used for a medical emergency.
There is a manned first aid post for minor injuries and for emergencies staffed by qualified paramedics. An ambulance is also located on site. The First Aid marquees can be found to the left of the reception desk next to the police display. Ask at the Reception desk for it to be pointed out.
Lost children can be recovered from the Reception desk, two DBS qualified staff are based here, the police will be informed and your child will be looked after until collected. You may also pick up a lost child wristband on which you can write your mobile phone number. If one of these is worn by your child, we will phone that number when the child is found.
There are portable public toilets on the main Common site. Also, there are public toilets in the centre of Harpenden and in the restaurants, cafes and bars.
Food and drink
A range of takeaway foods will be available spread across the two Common areas, including ice cream