The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Image of Dorset Steam FairHeld annually The Great Dorset Steam Fair is widely regarded as the leading event of it's type in the Country, being held on a 500 acre site at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford, with attendances topping the 200,000 mark. The Steam Fair marked its 40th Anniversary in 2008.


Each year you will see one of the largest collections of steam engines and associated equipment. There are approx. 200 working steam engines, 100 fairground organs and around 2,000 other working exhibits.


The highlight of the fair for many is the Old Time Steam Funfair. Over 50 of the Showman's engines bedecked in rows of lights with their brasswork gleaming, generate the light and power for the old traditional roundabouts and swingboats. As night falls, it is a wonderful experience to wander around as these magnificent engines work all around you.

Other features include :-

  • Working crafts
  • Vintage cars, motorcycles and tractors
  • Market stalls
  • Autojumble
  • Craft stalls and exhibits
  • Beer tents.

to name but a few.



The Show runs from Wednesday 27 August to Sunday 31 August 2104.


Gates usually open at 9AM, with the shows starting at 11AM.

For advance tickets at discounted prices, details of the pre-paid campsite and for all the latest information check out their own website at:

For full details visit   or contact them on :
T / F : 01258 860361.



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