Car show, helmingham hall, classic and sports car festival, classic car, sports car, car meet
6th August 2023 10:00

Helmingham Festival of Classic & Sports Cars

Visit site


Sunday 6th August 2023
10:00 - 17:00


Helmingham Hall, Suffolk

Helmingham Hall,
United Kingdom,
IP14 6EF


Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club (SVEC). Over 8,000 people attended the 2022 festival.

Over 1000 vehicles attend, representing the last 10 decades of motoring history, including many from Britain’s motoring heyday – marques on display included Alvis, Bristol, Jensen, AC Riley, Armstong Sideley, Lea Francis, Crossley, BSA, Lagonda, Lanchester and Gordon Keeble. The oldest vehicle seen on display was a 1914 Ford Model T and the latest sports car models have included the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang’s as well as Ferraris’ and Porsche.

This amazing collection of vehicles is displayed against the backdrop of Helmingham Hall and its surrounding moat which sits in the middle of the ancient deer park.

As well as this impressive display of vehicles, the festival is also a lovely day out for the whole family with children’s activities, fairground stalls, over 40 craft and trade stalls, main ring entertainment, birds of prey and much more!

There will be an abundance of local food, drink and entertainment. We are excited that country music artists Jax & Co will be playing among other performers, plus Chocks Away will be dancing throughout the day showing off their skills in Jive, Swing and Lindy Hop.

Dress to Impress!
Do you own a classic vehicle and want to show how you would have dressed in that era? Then why not come along in your car wearing your vintage fashion and display all that was great from that time period. We will be running a competition for the ‘best dressed’ and would like to see a range of participants displaying styles from throughout the years – from demob suits, full skirts and petticoats to flares, we’d love to see you dress to impress


Pre-Booked Admission Prices

Admission including entry into the grade 1 listed gardens:

Adults £10

Child (5-15 years old) £5

Under 5’s Free

Family (2 adults, 2 children 5-15 years) £25


On The Gate Prices:

Adults £12

Child (5-15 years old) £6

Under 5’s Free

Family (2 adults, 2 children 5-15 years) £30

Discount vouchers and Historic House memberships are not valid on event days.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome!


Website can be viewed HERE

For all quiries please direct to the event organanisers on the links provided. 

Exhibitors wanting to show their car can download the 2023 Festival of Classic & Sports Cars Entry Form HERE

In order to alleviate traffic on the roads and long queues to get in the organisers have new parking arrangements. Please be aware that these are an approximate 6 minute walk from the main event ground. Blue badge parking will be available – please follow signs. Car parking is in fields and so please be aware of this should you have a lower than the standard vehicle.



Vint-tro has no association with this event. 

Visit site

Recently viewed