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Great Dorset Steam Fair

When? 25 Aug 2022 to 29 Aug 2022
Where? Blandford

  • Great Dorset Steam Fair

From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now justifiably recognised as “The National Heritage Show” as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the world.

The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations. 2022 will see the show celebrate its 52nd year.

If it's heritage related, you’ll find it at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Each year we assemble the largest collection of steam & vintage equipment and rural displays to be seen anywhere in the world and take visitors on a giant trip of nostalgia into the days of yesteryear. Everything that was great in British engineering and craftsmanship can be seen, it really is a look back at our wonderful heritage when Great Britain was workshop to the world. Overall there are over 2000 exhibits at the show including an incredible gathering of over 250 full steam engines.

You can stand amazed at the variety of the authentically shown demonstrations and the sheer scale of the show means that there is always something new to see. For the first time visitor seeing the Great Dorset Steam Fair can be quite an awe inspiring and impressive site, a sea of exhibits and attractions that can take your breath for a moment.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. A living, breathing museum unmatched by variety and scale, a heritage mecca showcasing Great Britain’s rich industrial, agricultural and leisure history.

Held at A354 Tarrant Hinton, Near Blandford.

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