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Great Dorset Steam Fair Managing Director (centre) receives the Guinness World Records Certificate from GWR Adjudicator Richard Stenning on 26th August 2018

Great Dorset Steam Fair 50th Achieves The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title For The Largest Display of Steam Powered Vehicles In The World

Great Dorset Steam Fair Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title For The Largest Display of Steam Powered Vehicles In The World!

At the mammoth 50th Anniversary Show in 2018, the Great Dorset Steam Fair achieved an incredible GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for ‘the Largest display of steam powered vehicles’.

Over 500 steam engines travelled from all over the world to be part of the gathering, including some from New Zealand, Canada, The Netherlands, Ireland, and hundreds from across the United Kingdom.

Out of 522 full size steam engines present at the show, 472 were officially recognised as meeting the set criteria and a certificate was presented to Managing Director Martin Oliver by official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Richard Stenning.

GDSF Managing Director Martin Oliver said “I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 50th year than by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title! Nowhere else has ever been able to gather this many steam engines in one place and it just goes to show that we really are the biggest steam heritage event on earth. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making it happen – especially those who travelled across continents to attend.”


Great Dorset Steam Fair A354, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum DT11 8HX