Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally


Event Dates

2nd, 3rd, and 4th August 2024


Next to Whitby Abbey, Hawsker Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JR

Event Highlights

This spectacular traction engine rally is held next to the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey in the popular tourist resort of Whitby, only a 15-minute walk from the town centre and harbour.

  • New for 2024, the Little Nippers Lurcher & Terrier Show will perform in the Arena, demonstrating their natural hunting abilities with an action-packed display and humorous commentary.
  • Ridgeside Falconry, one of the largest mobile display teams in the country, will showcase birds of prey from the UK and around the world.
  • The Scarborough Fair Collection returns with its stage show production, featuring singers, dancers, and magicians performing at regular intervals over the three days.
  • Huge displays of exhibits including traction engines, fairground organs, vintage cars, classic motorcycles, military vehicles, miniature steam engines, stationary engines, and vintage tractors.
  • High-octane entertainment in the tractor pulling area.
  • Trade stands, working displays, funfair rides, children’s entertainment, catering outlets, and a licensed bar.
  • On Saturday evening, Dr Busker will perform live on stage, followed by a fantastic firework display.

What’s On

  • Traction Engines
  • Tractor Pulling
  • Fairground Organs
  • Owl Adventures
  • Scarborough Fair Collection Including Stage Show
  • Ridgeside Falconry
  • Little Nippers Lurcher & Terrier Show
  • Classic Car Display
  • Vintage Motorcycles
  • Vintage Tractor Display
  • Stationary Engines
  • Working Displays (Sawbenches, Threshing Etc)
  • Miniature Steam Traction Engines
  • Vintage Commercials (Lorries, Buses, Fire Engines Etc)
  • Military Vehicle Displays
  • Vintage Fairground
  • Magic Mike
  • Children’s Corner (Inflatables, Trampolines Etc)
  • Trade Stands
  • Autojumble And Antiques/Collectables
  • Craft Marquee With Demonstrations
  • Modern Fairground
  • Live Band Saturday Night
  • Licensed Bar And Various Catering Outlets
  • Fine Food Marquee
  • Arena Timetable
  • Huge Saturday Night Fireworks Display
  • Evening Entertainment For Public Campers And Exhibitors
  • Public Camping From Wednesday Until Monday

Opening Times

  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 11pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Additional Information

  • Free Car Park
  • Dogs welcome on a lead

Ticket Prices

Early Bird Ticket Prices (available until 10 days prior to the event)

  • Adults: £10
  • Over 65s: £8
  • Under 16s: £5
  • Under 5s: Free
  • Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s): £25

Ticket Prices (available from 10 days prior to the event and on the day)

  • Adults: £12
  • Over 65s: £10
  • Under 16s: £6
  • Under 5s: Free
  • Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s): £30

For more information, visit Whitby Traction Engine Rally.


Next to Whitby Abbey, Hawsker Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR
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2nd Aug - 4th Aug, 2024
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