20th June 2018 – Several rare steam engines are bobbing across the ocean from New Zealand to take part in the Great Dorset Steam Fair’s 50th anniversary celebrations and world record attempt this August bank holiday. Stoneyhurst Timber Yard of the Hawkins family became the loading venue for the New Zealand […]
11th June 2018 – Guy Martin’s 28-ton Mark IV WW1 Tank has been confirmed to feature in the World War One section at the Great Dorset Steam Fair’s 50th anniversary event over the August bank holiday. Deborah II will be accompanied by a full crew from Norfolk Tank Museum so […]
8th May 2018 – The Great Dorset Steam Fair has confirmed the star attraction at this year’s milestone 50th anniversary event will be the biggest gathering of steam engines ever on the planet. The special ‘500 at 50’ special will be an official Guinness World Record attempt. 500 steam engines […]
A new ring of 8 bells which have been cast at the world famous bell foundry of John Taylor & Co in Loughborough for St George’s Memorial Church in Ypres, Belgium will be attending this year’s World War One Commemorative display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair (from 24th to 28th August inclusive) after which the bells will be delivered to and hung in the church tower in Ypres.
2017 marks a 15 year milestone for the Great Dorset Steam Fair’s own radio station, Steam Fair FM. Recalling the first broadcast in 2003, Licence holder and General Manager Patrick Heeley says “Chris Evans and I , with the support of publisher Paul Appleton, made an approach to the GDSF board. They didn’t know quite what to make of the idea of a radio station attached to the show, but both Michael and Martin Oliver were keen to give it a go. It was finally agreed just five weeks before the 2003 show, and we were under great pressure to create a whole new radio station very quickly indeed!”
The ‘Stourpaine Sale’ is returning to the showground of the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Martin Oliver is pleased to announce the return of an auction to the show. Simon Whaley of Southern Counties Auctioneers met with Martin and after successful negotiations, with special thanks to Robert Coles, the sale will take place on the opening day of the show, Thursday 24th August.
Over 200,000 visitors will flock to Tarrant Hinton this August Bank Holiday for the 49th Great Dorset Steam Fair. Visitors from all over the UK and some from as far as New Zealand will make their way to Dorset to soak up the unique festival atmosphere, whether just for the day or for the full five days camping on site.
The Wurzels have been performing at the Great Dorset Steam Fair for the best part of 40 years and it’s long association with the band has been integral in the Steam Fair becoming the largest Steam Fair in the World” Martin Oliver, Managing Director, Great Dorset Steam Fair
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.
Monday 29th August 2016 – Trophies were awarded to exhibitors on the final day of the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016 in presentation ceremonies throughout the day. Managing Director Martin Oliver congratulated winners in Steam Heavy Haulage, Diesel Heavy Haulage and Steam Rollers. Over 200 working steam engines were on […]