Trade Stand Enquries


Trade Stand Enquiries & Prices

The Great Dorset Steam Fair has one of the largest number of trade stands and exhibitors at any county show, totaling 3,000 in 2016 giving a massive choice and selection for the public, with over £16.3million being spent within the show last year.

Demand for trading space is normally very high so please do apply early if you wish to be considered.

Should you be interested in taking Trade Stand space, in the first instance you will need to send us full details of your stand either by clicking on and completing the form here Trade Enquiry Form or by post to Great Dorset Steam Fair Ltd, Dairy House Farm, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HT. Should your stand be of interest to the show you will then be sent an official application form to complete.

69% of all trade related stands at the 2016 show reported good or very good levels of sales.
Information and the prices of the respective trading areas available at the 2017 show are as follows.

General Trade Stands

There are over 15 acres of outside space allocated for trade stands at the show each year. All pitches are ‘open space’ sites. Rents are charged at £24.00 per foot frontage plus VAT with a minimum frontage of 12ft. A 12ft frontage pitch is £288 plus Vat and, for example, a 20ft frontage pitch would be £480 plus Vat. All stands are 40ft standard depth. (Larger depth stands can be arranged in occasional circumstances with the overall price adjusted accordingly). Over 500 trade stands will be present at the 2017 show.

Specialised Areas

If you want an alternative area to trade in, be adjacent to a specific activity or simply be out of the melee of the general trade stand area there are many other areas that can accommodate trade stands, for example:

  • Campsites – Camping accessories stands
  • Tractor Areas – Farm equipment stands
  • Commercial Vehicles Section
  • Horse Ring – Equine equipment or services
  • Concert stages

You can request your stand to be placed adjacent to the activity or exhibit area of your choice.

Charity Stands

Rents are charged at £15.00 per foot frontage plus VAT with a minimum frontage of 12ft. A 12ft frontage pitch is £180 plus Vat. All stands are 40ft standard depth.