The Great Dorset Steam Fair is one of the country’s greatest celebrations of steam traction engines and vintage vehicles.
For 50 years, the show has been thrilling visitors at its 600 acre Blandford Forum Showground over the August Bank Holiday. If you are planning to visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair, make a note that advance tickets (you really don’t want to queue…) have to be purchased online before 15th August.
Over the years, the show has developed into a fantastic country fair and music festival, so it’s truly a family event, not just about steam enthusiasts. Take a look at highlights from last year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair:
The five day festival programme features stunt riders in the display ring, heavy horse displays, ploughing matches and a countryside arena. Around the fair, food halls, bars and country craft stalls provide entertainment and some unique bargains. The Great Dorset Steam Fair showground is around 40 minutes drive from Upton Grange Holiday Cottages. As the Great Dorset Steam Fair takes place over August Bank Holiday week, if you are hoping to visit, please do book your self-catering holiday cottage soon.
Visit the Great Dorset Steam Festival website.