GDSF Managing Director, Martin Oliver announces positive update on 2022 show. “On behalf of the GDSF Board of Directors, I am very pleased to confirm that the Great Dorset Steam Fair will be running in 2022!! We are delighted to be sharing this news after what has been a very long and difficult 18 months for us all as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The show dates will be 25th August to Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022 inclusive.

We are extremely grateful to those members of the public who have held their tickets (and camping) over from the 2020 show and I am pleased to confirm that these will be re-issued shortly.

NEW tickets and camping for the 2022 show will go on sale on 9th November, we are expecting demand to be high and would advise early booking especially for our specialist camping areas ie, electric and disabled which already have spaces reserved from people who have carried over their bookings from 2020 and we do only have limited capacities on these campsites. We do have plenty of availability on our standard campsites but again I would stress early booking is advisable.

Regular exhibitors will be contacted by their respective Section Leaders over the coming weeks. Anyone wishing to be considered as a new exhibitor for 2022, please contact us using the exhibitor enquiry form on our website. To those who have applied to us over the last 18 months, these enquiries have been kept and will be passed to the relevant Section Leaders shortly so there is no need to re-apply. Similarly, the above applies to all our trade, autojumble, catering, craft and food hall stands.

I am thrilled that we will be able to run the show again next year and, judging by the huge amount of interest we have received over the past few months, I am confident that it will be a great success. We have all missed the GDSF massively these past two years and it will be wonderful to see everyone back at our Tarrant Hinton showground next August Bank Holiday weekend. May I take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their continued support.

We will have some further announcements regarding the 2022 show over the next few weeks so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page!”