Exhibitor Guide

Everything you need to know to exhibit at this year’s show,
whether you want to display your vehicle or run a trade stand:

Private Vehicle Entries

 Type  Information  Price  Notes
 Pre-booked Private Cars:  Classic Cars  £12
 Per car
 See Note (3) & (8) below
 ‘On the day’ Classics:  Classic Cars – Gate prices  £12
 Per Person
 See Note (3) & (9) below

 Trade & Motor Dealer Exhibitors

 Type  Information  Price  Notes
 Trade Stands:  7.5×7.5m (25x25ft)
 7.5x15m (25x50ft)
 15x15m (50x50ft)
 Max 2 plots –  See Note (4) below
 Car Club Plot:  7.5x15m (25x50ft) – 5 cars
 15x15m (50x50ft) – 10 cars
 Max 4 plots – See Note (5) below
 Autojumble:  6x6m (20x20ft)  £45  Max 3 plots –  See Note (6) below
 Craft Fair –  Outside:
 Craft Fair – Tented:
 6x6m (20x20ft)
 2.5×1.8m (8x6ft) 
 1.8M (6ft) trestle tables
 £7.00 each
 Max 3 plots
 Max 2 plots
 See Note (7) below


  1. Application Forms – All stand and pre-booked private entries must be made on the official forms, which will be available in the coming months.
  1. A Free Showguide, cover price £3.00, is issued to each Stand Holder, Car Club entrant and Private Entry car owner.
  1. Vehicle Eligibility – The event is open to any Pre-War cars and Post War Classic cars introduced prior to 1985, plus later Sports and Grand Touring cars and other cars of special interest, including Kit Cars, Specials, Replicas, American Cars, Custom Cars, Hot Rods and Modified Cars.
  1. Trade & Motor Dealer Stands – For the display of Vintage, Classic or Modern Cars, Motor related products or services.
  1. Motor Club Stands – For the display of club members cars. Stands are purchased from the organiser by clubs who may separately charge their individual members for display on the day. Note that stands must be well occupied. Prices are per car and all occupants and includes a free Showguide (cover price £3) and passes.
  1. Autojumble Stalls – For any motor related products or spares only – No bric-a-brac, antiques or other non-related material permitted.
  1. Craft Stalls – There is a dedicated craft area with a marquee and adjacent outside stalls for quality products, including art, greetings cards, pottery, woodworking, jewellery, clothing (quality/retro), foods, etc.
  1. Individual Private Car Entries – The pre-booked entry fee is £12.00 including all occupants. The entry fee includes:

– Entry to this event with passes and instructions for dedicated Showfield parking
– Admission to the grounds and gardens at Sherborne Castle
– A free copy of the Showguide (cover price £3)

  1. ‘On the Day’ Entries – Cars which meet the vehicle eligibility criteria (see note 3) can be parked in the lower dedicated Showfield.

Lakeside Luncheon

In addition to the wide range of food outlets at the show we are pleased to offer our very popular ‘Lakeside Luncheon’ in our private marquee overlooking the lake.

Renowned high-end caterer Helen Furness is providing the Luncheons on both days, a real treat in charming and tranquil surroundings by the lake.

Guests enjoy a buffet lunch at £35pp, including a complimentary pre-luncheon drink reception in the beautiful Orangery on the Ginkgo Lawn before joining their table for lunch. There are limited seats and these will be allocated by date order.

Camping and Caravanning on Site Facilities

Camping and caravanning will be permitted strictly for exhibitors only on site Saturday and Sunday nights in the dedicated lakeside camping area.

Access to the camping area will only be available as follows:


Arrivals from 09.00hrs -21.00hrs on Saturday 14th July

Departures from 17.00hrs on 15th July & 07.00-12.00hrs on 16th July


Arrivals from 09.00-21.00hrs on 14th July and 07.00-09.00hrs on 15th July

Departures from 17.00hrs on 15th July & 07.00-12.00hrs on 16th July

Toilets, showers and water will be available on site, but no electrical hook-up is available. All Camping area pitches will be marked out and must be pre-booked. A charge of £10 per pitch, per night will be levied.

Camping is strictly for exhibitors and not for the general public.

For more information please Contact the Show Secretary.