Sponsors, Media Partners and Associates


Northover Fuels For over 80 years our family owned business has been delivering fuel in the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire areas. From oil, coal and logs, to diesel, barbeque and garden sundries, we have all you need to keep you warm. We have been the designated supplier of steam coal and diesel fuel to the Great Dorset Steam Fair for over 30 years and are proud to be a Partner and Sponsor of this World renowned event. Visit www.northover-fuels.co.uk or call 01258 472619.

Old Rosie – the Original Cloudy Cider – Old Rosie was the name given to Westons Cider very own 1921 Aveling and Porter steam roller, which Norman Weston bought and refurbished in 1971. Still working, she sits in the cider mill yard, in Herefordshire, with her summer filled with visits to steam fairs including the GDSF. Strong, reliable and so loved by everyone in the Westons family they named this cider in her honour. Old Rosie, the cider brand continues to grow, and can be found in both pubs and supermarkets. The liquid is made to a traditional Westons recipe from the 1950’s – it’s a still, medium-bodied and fruity cloudy cider matured from freshly pressed bittersweet apples. Scents of honey and vintage cider barrels, this truly old fashioned cloudy cider is slowly matured and left unfiltered. Visit www.westons-cider.co.uk or call 01531 660233.

CPL Distribution – The UK’s Favourite Coal & Firewood Merchant- CPL Distribution has been providing homeowners with great value fuels and outstanding customer service since 1731, to firmly establish itself as the number one coal and firewood merchant in the UK. Through our network of 42 local delivery depots, including one in Dorset, we supply brand leading products such as Homefire and Phurnacite to over 100,000 homes. As part of our commitment to customers, we invest heavily in research and development to ensure our fuels always offer the best in terms of performance and environmental characteristics. Every time you buy from CPL you know that you are receiving a superior product with a friendly and professional service. Visit www.cplindustries.co.uk or call 01246 277001.

Craftmaster Paints Craftmaster Paints are the UK’s leading supplier of heritage paints for all Vintage, Veteran & Classic Vehicles. Our superior range of Enamel and Cellulose paints are available in practically any colour imaginable. We hold a library of over 20,000 historic shades, ensuring an added layer of authenticity to any heritage restoration. Our range is backed up by expert advice available from our knowledgeable staff to help you find the right products for your needs. Visit  www.craftmasterpaints.co.uk or call 01954 231308 for more information.

Oxford Diecast – Oxford Diecast are one of the most respected and collected model makers in the world, offering a vast array of authentic commercial creations from days gone by, to the present day. It is closely associated with the Great Dorset Steam Fair, having given away tens of thousands of diecast models over the last few years. More recently it has produced an official show model and this year will see the release of a new steam traction engine. Visit www.oxforddiecast.co.uk or call 01792 643500.

Media Partners

Old Glory Magazine – Old Glory, the world’s leading steam and industrial heritage magazine, has been associated with The Great Dorset Steam Fair for over 30 years. Make sure you visit our marquee near the Heavy Haulage Arena and see our displays. You can also take out a subscription or find a bargain from a wide range of merchandise. Meet the team behind Britain’s biggest selling steam and vintage preservation magazine. Visit www.kelsey.co.uk or call 01959 541444.

Tractor & Machinery Magazine –  Tractor & Machinery is Britain’s leading classic and vintage tractor magazine and is proud to be associated with this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair. Find us in the Static Tractor Section where you can meet the team, see our exclusive tractor display and browse our wide range of merchandise, including books, magazines, DVDs, clothing and much more. Visit www.kelsey.co.uk or call 01959 541444.


Steam Fair FM – The Great Dorset Steam Fair’s own radio station – Steam Fair FM on 87.9FM – will be back on air during the 2018 show, celebrating its 15th year of broadcasting with the show, providing access to the very best show and exhibit news, interviews, reviews, all the information about what’s happening, up to the minute traffic news, weather reports, listener dedications and playing the greatest Vintage Hits all day and night! In association with Event Radio Associates and the National Traction Engine Trust. Visit www.steamfairfm.com                       

Eventive Funtime Ltd – Eventive Funtime Ltd are recognised as one of the leading suppliers and operators of leisure & fairground equipment in the UK and are regular attendees at the Great Dorset Steam Fair with a range of high quality white knuckle rides. Visit  www.eventivefuntimeltd.com or call 01332 799997

National Traction Engine Trust The National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) represents owners and enthusiasts alike and is pleased to be regarded as the World’s Premier Steam Traction Preservation Organisation. Visit www.ntet.co.uk