News


Confirmed Dates for 2017 Show – Thursday 24th– Bank Holiday Monday 28th August inclusive.

We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2017 from the Thursday-Monday over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Due to the great success of the date change of last year’s show (to avoid clashing with the start of the new school year) we saw an increase in both public attendance and exhibitor availability, to the regular levels before the school situation became problematic a few years ago. Having solved many of our concerns, the new dates of the show will remain into the foreseeable future.

New Website

Our new website is here!! Unfortunately, it’s taken us a bit longer than we envisaged to get it up and running (due some technical difficulties over the past few weeks) but we are delighted with the outcome and we hope you are too!. Our new layout allows you to navigate with ease and also find out lots of information on tickets & camping, exhibiting & trading, attractions, other facts about our show and what we offer.

Pre-paid Tickets for 2017     

As our new website has been launched, we are delighted to announce that pre-paid tickets and camping are now available to purchase for this year’s show. These can be purchased online from this website, via our telephone hotline (01258 860361) or by post by completing the booking form within our promotional leaflet and sending a cheque to ‘Great Dorset Steam Fair Ltd’, Dairy House Farm, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8HT.

New 5 Day and 3 Day Pre-paid Wristbands for 2017

This year we are also introducing the option of a ‘5 day’ and a ‘3 day’ wristband at a fantastic price. This offer allows you to enter the show at a discounted price for either 5 days or 3 days of the show (please note the 3 day offer is only valid Saturday – Monday) and is available for Adults, OAPs & Children. You can find the full breakdown of ticket/writband prices for this year’s show under the “Entrance Tickets” button.

The 5 and 3 day wristbands are made of high quality fabric. From a range of colours and designs (depending on which category you buy) we hope you will be pleasantly surprised with their attractiveness and will make you want to wear it until next year’s show!

Next year’s 50th Anniversary Show Celebrations

In 2018 we will be marking the 50th Anniversary of the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Alongside the busy planning of this year’s show in 2017, we are already preparing for what is going to be a truly milestone show next year. We have some exciting plans for the 50th Anniversary in the pipeline and some exciting news will be announced shortly!!

2016 Great Dorset Steam Fair Official DVD – Get Your Copy Now!!

Price £19.95 includes postage & packaging. Filmed and Produced by Jonathan Eckardt.

Features: the build-up and preparations of the 2016 show, Harvesting, Working Tractors, Horticultural Machinery and Vintage Plant, Stationary Engines, Agricultural Displays and Outside Crafts, The Heavy Horse Area, Cycles, Motorcycles, Cars and Caravans, Military and Commercial Vehicles, Working Steam Threshing & Wood Sawing, Rollers, Road Making and Cultivation, The Heavy Haulage Arena, The World War One Commemorative Display and-finally the Night Time Fair and Showman’s Line Up.

Other GDSF DVDS available from £6.95! Whilst purchasing the 2016 GDSF DVD why not treat yourself to an extra element of your favourite event and purchase one of our other show DVDS from just £6.95.

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE OF OUR 2009/10/11/12/13/14/15 DVD’S. (Price includes postage & packaging).

All DVDs will be available to buy online shortly OR order by telephone 01258 860361. Alternatively, send a cheque payable to ‘Great Dorset Steam Fair Ltd’ to: Dairy House Farm, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8HT.