EVENTS

Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show & Summer Fair

An incredibly popular date in the calendar each year, the Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show & Summer Fayre takes place in the grounds of the spectacular Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Rame peninsula on the 1st Sunday every August. 

The event is a mecca to 800+ Classic and American cars, motorcycles, vans and even a few modern cars. With a host of stalls, food outlets and family fun to boot, this event really does have something for everyone!

  • Event Date

    Sunday 4th August 2024

  • Location

    Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ

  • Stallholder application deadline

    Friday 19th July 2024 at 5pm, if not already sold out

  • Car Show Application deadline

    Monday 22nd July at midday, if not already sold out

  • Entrance Prices

    Car Show – advance booking – £8.50 per vehicle

    Traders – advance booking – please contact Jade Hugo

    General Public – payable on the day – £12.00 (admits car and all occupants)

    Car Show – on the day – £12.00 per vehicle

About the Classic Car Show

Featuring over 800 cars of all marques, Mount Edgcumbe Classic & American Car Show is the biggest annual event held at this beautiful country park.

Not just a classic car show, the summer fair has something for everyone – from local crafts, artisan food & beverages and a fairground to keep the children entertained, we even have a popular car boot section.

Quoted in the February 2023 edition of Custom Car Magazine as ‘One of the biggest events of it’s kind… you’d also go a long way to find a better value car show’.

The event is formally opened at 11am, but visitors can arrive from 9am when the fair and car park opens.

It is estimated that in excess of 10,000 visitors attend our show each year – and for good reason!  With the beautiful backdrop of Mount Edgcumbe House at the top of the park and the scenic Barnpool and views across to Plymouth, you can enjoy the scenery from anywhere in the show ground.

We expect the classic car show to sell out, so enter now to avoid disappointment!  Use the Sign Up button to secure your place today.

General Public information

The Classic Car Show and Summer Fair really does have something to offer for everybody.  With a variety of over 800 cars from the beloved American classics to military to sporty, the car enthusiasts among us are going to find something to love!  We boast in excess of 100 stall holders, selling craft, clothing, hats, fudge and jewellery, paddle-boards, clocks and candles – it is likely that if you can’t find it here, it’s not worth buying! Perhaps you are looking for a bargain? You definitely need to check out the car boot section! And if you get hungry there are caterers to suit every taste!

We don’t sell visitor tickets in advance – pre-booking is for the car show and stallholders only – please beware of anyone trying to sell tickets online/on social media and do not click on any links if you are not sure. See the pink buttons if you are a car show exhibitor or trader.

All proceeds from this event are split between the two organising charities, Cornwall Hospice Care and the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe. We do all the hard work ourselves, with support from the Park team and a team of very determined volunteers, and don’t rely on a third party events company.

Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show

Travelling to the Classic Car Show and Summer Fair

Please respect the one way system put in place on the Peninsula. We work closely with the Local Safety Advisory Group (which includes representatives from local emergency services and councils) to put this in place.

We understand there were some issues last year, these have been highlighted with the Bus Company and Traffic Management Contractor and measures have been put in place to improve things this year.

Please bear with us, we aim to put on a superb event and want to welcome as many of you as possible. But with small roads and limited public transport, this is sometimes challenging.

Information for Stallholders

We are proud to host over 100 stallholders at this event selling a range of locally produced craft items from jewellery, clothes and ornaments to pictures, plants and candles to the all important car memorabilia and autojumble! We have an incredible offer of artisan food and drink to both take away and enjoy on site as well as a range of fast food, chips, burgers, slushies and churros.

If you think  you have something unique to offer and would like to trade at the event please email Jade and let her know what you sell (we try our best not to over saturate the fair with similar stalls so please be specific when telling us what you would like to sell).

Why support the Classic Car Show and Summer Fair?

Cornwall Hospice Care is a 24/7 UK healthcare charity which runs Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s, the only 2 adult hospices in Cornwall.  They provide compassionate, specialised end of life care, and are almost entirely reliant on donations and fundraising events like this one.  The care they provide is free, thanks to the support of people like you.  Together, with the local community, Cornwall Hospice Care aim to ensure every day matters to the people whose lives they touch.

The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park are a local charity consisting of like-minded people who love the Park and wish to see it preserved and improved for the enjoyment of all.  The charity works to raise funds to purchase items that will benefit the general public, which the Park’s management cannot afford to buy.  To this end the Friends work in conjunction with Park management to encourage the Park’s use and development.  A key activity of the Friends is to raise funds for special projects and over the years the Friends have donated well over £300,000 to support and maintain the House and Park.

Useful Downloads

  • Car Boot Terms and Conditions

    See the Terms and Conditions for Car Boot applicants here

  • Stallholder Terms and conditions

    See the full terms and conditions for Stallholders here

Frequently asked questions

Yes – well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the Classic Car Show and Summer Fair!  We do politely ask dog owners to ensure they clear up after their pet please.

The Classic Car Show and Summer Fair takes place in a field, so please expect bumps and uneven terrain.

Yes, there are plenty of toilets, including accessible toilets at the Classic Car Show and Summer Fair.

Yes, motorbikes are very welcome.  We endeavour to park our friends on motorbikes at the lower end of the car park where it is flatter, but please understand this event takes place in a field and as such is uneven.

Yes – we have a fun fair for our younger visitors, as well as a varied entertainment programme to suit all ages. The Classic Car show has a multitude of entrants including American and Classic cars as well as a other more modern vehicles to suit all tastes. We are also host to over 100 stalls and a car boot section. There really is something for everyone.

We have a range of caterers serving all manner of delights, from cakes and treats, hot and cold drinks galore, a variety of food options from around the world as well as fast food options. There is even a bar, for the non-drivers in need of a pint!

If you are a Stallholder or Classic Car Show exhibitor, yes please!  If you are a visitor please just arrive on the day and pay at the gates, there is no pre-book option for visitors.  Please do beware of anyone on social media offering to sell general admission tickets – we do not sell visitor advance tickets.

Both options are available to pay for the car park and on the day car show exhibitors.  Please note, individual stallholders will vary so we recommend bringing some cash.

This is a one day event, so there is no on-site camping available.  There are local campsites, hotels and B&B options in the area if you are coming from further afield and want to stay locally.

If we are not sold out, we may offer on the day entrants for the Classic Car Show.  However, please keep an eye on our website and social media – we have sold out several weeks in advance, in recent years so will communicate this on our website and via social media.

Please email Jade to enquire.  Please note, stall holders MUST book in advance and prices will depend on the type and size of pitch you require.

Yes the house will be open! It costs £5.00 per person (no concessions) payable at Mount Edgcumbe house on the day (cash and card both accepted).  Tours will operate at 11.30, 12.30 and 14.00 hours.

Take a look at a few images from last year’s Classic Car Show and Summer Fair

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