Sweet Home Leicestershire
The Americana International Show is one you don’t want to miss! The 2015 edition featured an amazing line-up, including Aynt Skynyrd, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin Night, Lazy Dog, Hicksville Bombers, Root'n Toot'n, Bill Kirchen, The Roomates UK, Sierra-Michelle, Blueswamp Southern, Daniel Meade & His Band, Alleycats, Tracey K Houston, Alan Fullard, Rockin Em, Black Cat Trio, Tbone Country Band, Acoustic Union, Acoustica, Crazy Heart, The Henry Smith Band, Gordon Hendricks, Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, The King Cats, The Kopy Katz, Paul Ansell, Aubrey Lovejoy & Tennessee Rain, and much, much more.
Featuring a 1950's style fairground, Street Entertainers, Face Painting, Native American Indians Tattooists, and even Evening Burlesque shows, not to mention the free Line Dancing and Jive lessons. There was even a Wyatt Earp shoot out, Western style. It takes place at Prestwold Airfield, near Loughborough, in Leicestershire, the heart of American in the UK! Having started up in 1999, it has been holding steady ever since and attracting more and more visitors every year. From classic American cars including customised hot rods from the 1930s, to sublime Cadillacs you’ll never see on our puny little roads, to huge pickups that could crush a London bus in the blink of an eye, this show has it all, and that’s just the cars. Great music, great American food, Harley Davidson… you get the picture! It’s the only place in Britain you might see a Confederate soldier and a Native American having a beer and sharing a corndog! You can jump in and out of the 19th century from one part of the showground to the next. If you find yourself somehow having enough of the cowboys, there’s a ton more things to go check out. Why not see how you compare in size to an American sized truck? You’ll be amazed at how huge these things are!
In a league of its own, if you, like me, really like American culture and all things Americana, then this event will blow your mind. From General Lee muscle cars to a whole load of whoopass cowboys, this event stands alone and attracts a fervent and reliable number of visitors every year. If you’re planning on taking part in its organisation, or if you will be holding a stand, then you really should get in touch with us as soon as possible, so we can make sure you’re all set up and ready to go!
Here at Itchy Feet, we truly support such multicultural and intercontinental endeavours and would love nothing more than to help ensure the next edition of this epic event is as successful, if not more, than the last! We have an amazing selection of American Motorhomes and RVs, so it’ll come as absolutely no surprise to you that we consider ourselves to be particularly suitable for such an event!
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