The Barrow Festival of Transport is set to return on Saturday.

Organisers Barrow Business Improvement District say the event has continued to grow year after year and this year, in particular, has seen a big jump in the number of vehicles registering to attend. 

The event will see classic, vintage and vehicles of interest lining the streets with cars located along Dalton Road, motorcycles on Portland Walk and scooters, buses and commercial vehicles on Cavendish Street.

The festival provides enthusiasts with an opportunity to see motor vehicles from yesteryear as well as modern-day classics and to reminisce about some of the vehicles they used to own - or still dream about owning.

The already popular and free classic bus tours are sponsored this year by Stagecoach, with the main departure point being from the Town Hall (outside the Mall).  Other pick up/drop off locations will allow passengers to visit The Roundhouse, Dock Museum, train station and Roa Island.

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People will be able to hop on and off the buses throughout the day to enjoy everything that is going on across the town and experience the coast of Walney Island.   

The Main Arena on the town square is where all the octane-fueled fun will take place however. The arena will host the On the Edge Motorcycle Stunt Show with performances where the fearless stunt riders will amaze and entertain the crowds.

BID project manager Paul Hodgson said: "Barrow BID worked with volunteers from the Festival of Transport Committee to bring this massively popular event back to our town centre once again. 

"After the success of Dino Day earlier in the year which proved extremely popular, we hope to see many more families in the town centre and lots more children with smiles on their faces.  This year has seen us receive record numbers of exhibiting vehicles register to attend this year's event, as well as us bring new elements and never before seen exhibits to our town."

Prior to the motorcycle stunt show, audiences will be entertained by Gary Bridgens & Ian Duncan providing their unique storytelling show and following the stunt shows the Bread & Butter Theatre Company will provides laughs-a-plenty with their whacky characters.

New for this year, Scott Street will be transformed into a 'Green Street', sponsored by Orsted, which will feature electric vehicles and eco forms of transport with Wheels4All, Youthability and the CandoFM stage.  The Extreme Mountain Bike Show also returns again this year to Scott St, alongside a full schedule of musical acts and entertainment.

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Also new for 2023 is the Larkin Construction Zone located on Fell Street car park where visitors can get up close with a variety of construction equipment, including some great photo opportunities. 

The event will run from from 10am – 4.30pm. To find out more visit .