Rally News & Events


Friday 20th & Saturday 21st July 2018


Ballee Playing Fields

Open 10:00-5:00

Adults £10
OAP £7
Children free

The Ulster Festival of Steam & Transport are celebrating their 51st Anniversary in 2018.


Conditions at Ballee are excellent and this year’s exciting event has something for all the family. In addition to a range of Steam Engines which will demonstrate their abilities, we will have a large range of vintage and classic tractors exhibited and again returning by popular demand we have the Dancing Tractors, this year there is a new twist, but you have to come along to see the surprise.


Hugo Duncan will broadcast his Radio Ulster Show live from the Rally Field from 1pm-3pm on the Opening Day, Friday 20th July.


Zetor Tractors are this year’s theme and as well as an exhibiyion of Zetors we have an article about the first Zetors in Northern Ireland in our Free Souvenir Programme.


This year we have built upon the successful Competitive and Classic Tractor Pulling with competitors from Scotland and the ROI joining us at Ballee. This was extremely popular last year despite poor conditions and a lot of work, and fantastic weather means that the Tractor Pulling Arena is in a first class state.


New for 2018 we have Lawn Mower Racing at Ballee. The modified ride on mowers have their governors and cutting blades removed and are really worth while seeing. Work has been going on to prepare a race course specially for these machines!


We have a great entry of Vintage and Classic Cars booked in for 2018 and it is always interesting to see these fine motors being exhibited. There will also be a great display of Vintage and Classic Commercials and Motorcycles.


We expect a good turn out of Stationary Engines making their interesting putts and bangs, very early examples of internal combustion engines.


There will of course be Children’s Activities, a Craft Stall, Trade stands, Animal Farm and Food and Ice Cream Vendors on site along with entertainment and lots to see and do.

Created by David Heatley updated 16/07/2018