Events and Festivals
South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8HX
22 Aug - 26 Aug 2019
If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. If its heritage related, you'll find it. Stand amazed at the variety of exhibitions and the sheer scale of the show means that there is always something new to see.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair can be quite an awe inspiring and impressive site - a sea of marquees and attractions.
You can watch steaming giants of the past being put through their paces; some hauling huge loads, others sawing planks or doing the farm work of long ago, such as driving ploughs, threshing or baling. One of the main features is the old time steam driven funfair. Annually, over 50 showmen's engines with their gleaming twisted brass can be seen generating the light and power for the old carousels and swingboats to operate. This makes for a fascinating spectacle especially at night where the venue transforms into a magical, electric city. To add to the excitement several of the large fair organs in the main outdoor entertainment area are fronted by authentic 1920's style stage shows with traditional 'Can Can' dancing girl performances and other acts.
Vintage, veteran and classic cars, lorries, military vehicles, tractors, motorcycles and bikes all find a place in the cavalcade and towards the bottom showfield, you'll find the working heavy horses. Country crafts from thatchers to cider makers and memorabilia collections of all kinds are also well represented. Over 500 trade stands provide an endless variety of goods to purchase.
Day tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre.
22nd August to 26th August 2019
Adult Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday day ticket: £20.00
Adult Monday day ticket: £12.50
Senior Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday day ticket: £17.50
Senior Monday day ticket: £10.00
Child Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday day ticket: £7.50
Child (up to 15 years old) Monday day ticket: FREE
The above tickets are on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre
Great Dorset Steam Fair
South DownTarrant HintonBlandford ForumDorsetDT11 8HXUnited Kingdom
T: 01823 340470
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