Below are questions we frequently get asked regarding the show, please have a quick scan through before messaging us as you might find the answers to what you need to know! Failing that feel free to use the live chat option at the bottom of the page to get in touch, or email us at


  • What time does the gate close on Saturday?

    The gate will close for entry at around 9pm, so please make sure you arrive before then. In extenuating circumstances if you need to arrive later than this, please contact us via email within a week of the event, or using the live chat option at the bottom of the page.

  • Are glass bottles allowed?

    No, glass bottles are strictly banned from our fields. Please decant any glass bottles into plastic ones before bringing onto site.

  • Can I bring a BBQ/Firepit?

    Absolutely not, as the ground is used as an agricultural showground, we cannot have any scorch marks on the site. Gas BBQ’s and stoves are allowed if they are raised well above the ground. Thanks for your co-operation here!

    There are plenty of food trucks located in the main arena, selling fantastic meals without extortionate prices!

  • Is there a quiet camping area?

    Yes, just follow the signs from the gate.

  • Can I camp on Sunday?


    Camping is available Saturday night only, gates open 12:30pm and will stay open until 9pm.


  • How early can I arrive?

    If you are coming for the weekend, please arrive no earlier than 12:30pm lunch time on Saturday, as we cannot let you on site and there is no space to queue on the road directly outside the event.

    On Sunday, gates will open for show cars at around 8:30am, with public entry from 10am.

  • Are dogs welcome?

    Well behaved dogs, on leads, are more than welcome!


  • Can I enter Show & Shine on the Sunday?

    If you wish to enter Show and Shine on the day, please see the Main Showground gate staff who will offer you a space on the Showground, either in Show & Shine or on the CumbriaVAG Clubstand.

  • Are non-VAG cars welcome?

    Yes, we have a separate non-VAG section of the Show & Shine area. Please apply here, in the usual way and you will be guided to this area on arrival.

    Non-VAG cars are also welcome on Club Stands, but in moderation. If you have booked a Club Stand please discuss this with us prior to the show.

  • Do cars on Club Stands get judged?

    Yes, cars on Club Stands are eligible for all prices except the ‘Best in Show’ award, which is exclusive to the main Show & Shine area.


  • I’ve ordered tickets but not received an email…

    Please check your junk folder before messaging us. If they are not in there you may have entered your email wrong at the checkout (you’d be surprised how often this happens!). In this case please drop us an email or use the live chat below and we’ll get you sorted.

  • Can I buy tickets on the gate?

    Yes. We hold a ticket allocation for on-the-day purchases.

    Saturday gate prices are £35 per person for adults, £5 for 10-16 year-olds and under 10’s are free.


    Sunday gate prices are £14 per person, under 16’s free.

    Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Can kids get in free?

    Kids under 10 are free to camp on Saturday with a paying adult. 10-16 year olds need a child ticket (£5).


    Anyone 16 or under is free on Sunday with an accompanying paying adult*.
    *max of 2 under 17s per paying adult.

  • Do I need to print my ticket?

    The short answer is yes – we need a printed copy of your ticket in order to scan the barcode to validate the ticket and let you into the festival. In some cases we can scan the code directly from mobile phone screens but this cannot be guaranteed so we ask that you bring a printed copy to make gate entry as smooth as possible.