Cavalcade of Historical Transport

After many successful years of running the Rushden Historical Transport Society Cavalcade unfortunately the event will no longer take place in the original format.

Over 40 years Rushden Cavalcade has evolved from a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade around Rushden High Street, into the Rally that starts the season, bringing together over 1,200 different exhibit’s from all over country and attracting over 25,000 visitors annually there’s something for everybody to see and do from Traction Engines & Vintage Vehicles, to Fun Fair Rides & Trade Stands.  Fun for all the family to enjoy.

Due to ever increasing costs, new health and safety legislation, the staffing required, the challenge every year of the weather early in the year and the financial risks of running the event make this an unviable proposition for the future, therefore the trustees have decided to offer alternative events.

We are now planning more specialist events throughout the year at the new Goods Shed at Rushden Station.

We realise that the loss of the Cavalcade after all these years is a great disappointment to all of its followers but this decision has not been taken lightly. Rushden is not unique in having to cope with rising costs as a number of events throughout the country are experiencing the same problems.

Please be assured that the events being planned for next year will be interesting, exciting and fun.

Thank you for your support over the previous years which has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you to our events in 2019.

For more information please contact the secretary on 0300 302 3150 or email

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