Old Dalby Day

Old Dalby Day takes place on the August Bank Holiday every year – and has done for over 30 years, providing a full day of family entertainment in a traditional village setting.

We invite  your photos and videos, please send via our facebook page or contact page.
Want to help with next year?  Please get in touch.

The day raises important funds for charities, supports groups and local businesses in our community.
Sometimes families have a wonderful day out without paying the car parking fee which helps pay for the event and benefit our community groups. If this is you, or you feel that £5.00 was not enough for all the entertainment please make a donation below.

Make a donation, leave your name and address here and we’ll send you a limited edition Old Dalby Day cotton bag!



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What fabulous support from our visitors this year. Lots of smiling faces despite the longer walks from the car parks.

Our main complaints were that visitors could not get to see all the attractions they wanted.

The event is spread over half a mile so Ferret Racing fans missed the Dog show “catch a biscuit” event while

school site music fans missed other singers playing at the Vicarage site.

Below are some photos taken 2018.

If you would like to have a high resolution copy please get in touch.

Old Dalby Day 2018 Photographs

Useful links


See the programme of events from 2017

Old Dalby Day Stall Booking form

Classic Vehicle Show entry form

Dog Show Pre-registration form

Horticultural Show leaflet & entry form

Car parking £5 per car
11am, Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August 2018
Proceeds to Local Charities
Regardless of weather, the day will go ahead!

Events & Forms

The Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show

We usually have between 100 and 130 vehicles attending the show. Due to the size of the site we are unlikely to be able to accept any entries on the day of the show.

Vehicles previously entered have included vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, tractors, tricycles and prams.

Only vehicles registered prior to 1990 are eligible but “Interesting Vehicles” registered after 1990 may be accepted at the organisers discretion.

Download the Vehicle Entry Form

Classic Vehicle Show

The Hill Race

The Hill Race has been suspended. We hope to reintroduce it in the future but would require volunteers to organise this aspect of the event. If this is something you might like to undertake, please get in touch.

Craft Stalls and Street Market

If you want to have your own stall, book early as places are limited - Our stall holders book year after year and tell us we're their favourite venue! Please download the Stall Holders Form - note there are some delays in processing forms - please bear with us, you will get a reply.

Download the Craft Stalls Entry Form

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Craft Stalls and Street Market image 2
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The Horticultural Show

Whether it's biscuits, buns, cakes, flowers or veg, the Old Dalby Day Horticultural Show and Awards has been a favourite for over 25 years. Anyone can enter! Or just come and see us at the School site. Lots to do for kids too!

Download the Horticultural Entry Form and Schedule

Download a free carrot cake recipe
The Horticultural Show is sponsored by David Greaves Landscape Design.
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The Dog Show

To enter the dog show, please fill out the form below and send it to sblain@olddalbyday.org.uk

The Dog show entry form

For a full list of the events, please view the about page