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GDSF 2019 Dinner Dance Donation to Parkinson’s UK

At this years Great Dorset Steam Fair’s Annual Dinner & Dance, Tim Watson kindly regaled diners with his adventures at the helm of ‘Frederick’ his 1/3rd sized showman’s engine and their 120 mile marathon journey to the 2018 Great Dorset Steam Fair in aid of Parkinson’s UK… …all on just […]


Logo revamp for 2019

Logo revamp for 2019 and beyond, still our beloved Quo Vadis, Proud to be the National Heritage Show, ALWAYS THE GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR.


2019 Charity Trailer Ride Benefactors Announced

7th February 2019 Charity Trailer Rides… Martin Oliver and all at the show are proud to announce the 2019 charity trailer ride benefactors will be Mind & Invictus Trust through the TRUE 600 CHALLENGE. https://www.gofundme.com/true-600-challenge We will be following the event and look forward to welcoming Martin True, his family […]


2019 Special Steam Theme Announced

14th January 2019… After a RECORD BREAKING 2018 Show, Martin Oliver is delighted to announce the theme for another incredible year of steam at the World’s largest steam gathering will be City Of Lincoln Engines, featuring the five makers of Lincoln. Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd Wm. Foster & Co. Ltd Robey […]


2018 Charity Trailer Rides Donation £18,512.24 MRI Scanner Campaign

Sunday 7th October 2018 Cancer surgeon and chair of the MRI Scanner Campaign Graham Branagan headed off to the lovely The Coppleridge Inn near Shaftesbury to meet Mr Martin Oliver of the Great Dorset Steam Fair along with those who supported the Charity Trailer Rides at this year’s Fair. Graham […]


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Floral Art To Celebrate The 50th Great Dorset Steam Fair Martin Oliver was presented with this beautiful piece of floral art from Ashville Design to mark the 50th show this year. Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to this wonderful event. Even more […]


Floral Art To Celebrate The 50th Great Dorset Steam Fair

9th September 2018 – Martin Oliver was presented with this beautiful piece of floral art from Ashville Design to mark the 50th show this year. Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to this wonderful event. Even more so in a year when a […]


Steam Fair FM Vintage Hits Special for the 50th Great Dorset Steam Fair

30th July 2018 – To mark the 50th GDSF, the show’s radio station Steam Fair FM will be presenting an hourly feature of the hits and headlines from the heady days of the very first show, held on farmland at Stourpaine near Blandford Forum from 19th to 21st September 1969. There […]