the happening 2017

15th – 16th September 2017
Mill Lane, Chalgrove. Oxfordshire. OX44 7SL


Advance Weekend Ticket sales are now closed.
Advanced Saturday - £10


Tickets on the Gate on Friday will be £25 (no t-shirt included).
Tickets on the Gate on Saturday will be £15
Children 16yrs or under admission is free if accompanied by an parent or guardian, (please note there are no specific activities for children at this event and some of the evening entertainment may not be suitable - parental supervision is required at all times).

On our 4th year of The Happening, Friday night will also see Beverly & Russell celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary... so this Happening will be a very special one, (or Russell will have some explaining to do)!! 
Friday we have bands in the evening, the Show Tent will be starting to fill up and there will be hot food and drink available. Camping is free and available from Friday to Sunday morning. This year we are also offering the hire of Bell Tents (see below for further details). Saturday will be the Bike Show, The Happening charity auction, various stalls, painters, bike builders on show. With more bands in the evening.
The event has a 500 person limit so book early to avoid disappointment on the day.

bike show

• Invited bikes get FREE entry
Invites will be given out by us at events throughout the year and if those bikes are pre-registered by 31st August,
they will be issued an entry number and the bike and the owner will get free entry into the show. 

• Pre-registered bikes get FREE entry
Anyone who has an album of their build on the page can ask to pre-register their bike by 31st August.
Anyone without a build album of their bike on the page who wants to pre-register, will need to provide
their bike as content for an album before the pre-registration cut off date. If accepted they will be issued 
an entry number.

• On the Gate: £25 Friday (weekend ticket) or £15 Saturday  
Anyone who turns up on the day at the gate with a bike for the Show and who has not pre-registered will need
to pay the full entry fee. Entries on the day if accepted, will be given an entry number, but cannot be guaranteed
a plinth in the Show Marquee (there will be space on the grass available outside) and will not get a write up
next to their bike but they will still be eligible for all trophy categories.

Our trophies will again be hand-cast by the fantastic 'Artisan Uprising' who will have their Forge on-site.


The Show will be judged by Twisted Iron and Blue Miller – Editor of 100% Biker Magazine

Trophy categories are:

- Extreme Performance Modified
- Best Styling 
- Best Paint 
- 'Work in Progress' (WIP)
- Best Engineering
- Best In Show

(NEW CATEGORY) Extreme Performance Modified 

Twisted Iron are very pleased to announce a new category at The Happening Bike Show this year. Joining the array of impressive
and unique builds in 2017 will be a category for ‘Extreme Performance Modified’ which will appeal to the many Performance
Street-Special builds out there. We are very pleased to announce this new class will be supported by our latest sponsor, 'Lonsdale Customs'. Bikes in this class should be road bikes, and pre-register in the usual way through our website. We at Twisted Iron will be looking for the same high standard of genuine garage builds for this category.

The 'MOB Rule Trophy' is voted for by the audience on the day and the trophy will be a one-off piece of artwork unique to this category.

bell tent hire...

Would you like to spend the whole weekend at The Happening, but don't have much room on the bike for camping gear? And who wants to be fiddling around setting up a tent when they could be in the bar or the bike show...?

This year we are very pleased to be able to offer our guests Bell Tents from 'The Tipi Hire Company' which will be set up on site ready for your arrival. 

• £150.00 gets you a 4m (13ft) Bell tent which sleeps 4 people.
   Furnished with memory foam mattresses, a rug, fairy lights, cushions,
   low table/tray and lamp.
• Single Duvet set costs an extra £25.00
• Double Duvet set costs an extra £30.00  
• Single sleeping bag including pillow costs an extra £20.00

To book your tent, contact 'The Tipi Hire Company' direct quoting 
'The Happening' as a booking reference:
Telephone Anji on 07834 768348  



Our site is a field, with no obvious landmarks nearby. So these directions will get you to Berrick Road
in Chalgrove.


Proceed along Berrick Road and turn right into Mill Lane, proceed for a few hundred yards, the site is on your left and will be signposted along Mill Lane and Berrick Road.

stuff you need to read please...

  • We ask that you don't bring alcohol into the event. We will be running a reasonably priced bar and a percentage of the proceeds will be going to our charity, so the more you buy the more we raise.

  • Please wear you wristband on your wrist at all times as you will not be allowed on site without one.

  • NO glass bottles, beer glasses or metal bottle tops on site - this field is used for horses when we're gone.

  • Please bag up your rubbish and leave in the skip provided.

  • Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and any dog mess must be cleared up by owners asap in a responsible way.

  • Please keep children and dogs under control, especially around the bikes.

  • Lost children or dogs when found, will be taken to the shop where they will be sold after 20 minutes - all proceeds to the
    Air Ambulance.

  • In the case of a medical emergency please go to the Gate.

  • All vehicles to move at no more than 5mph on site (walking pace).

  • Please respect the venue which we have been allowed to use, no donuts, wheelspins/burnouts or revving engines late at night.

  • No campfires or bonfires on site - we will have a brazier lit in the arena after dark.

  • Please keep your valuables on your person at all times, Twisted Iron are not responsible to loss or damage to valuables, vehicles or persons.

  • Twisted Iron have the right to refuse entry and eject anyone causing trouble. 

  • Back Patch Clubs by prior arrangement only please.


Proceeds raised at event and the auction will go to our nominated charity 'The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance'.

thanks to our sponsors this year...