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Great Dorset Steam Fair

Steam engines all lined up at the Great Dorset Steam Fair

About

If you’re looking for an excellent fun and action-packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show.

From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now widely recognised as “THE” National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations. 2019 sees the show in its 51st year.

You can stand amazed at the variety of exhibitions and the sheer scale of the show means that there is always something new to see. For the first time visitor seeing the Great Dorset Steam Fair can be quite an awe inspiring and impressive site, a sea of marquees and attractions that can take your breath for a moment.

The show has something for everyone, whatever your interests! Maybe you are a collector, a steam fanatic, an exhibitor, a heavy horse fan, an avid camper, a music fan or just on holiday in the South of England over the August Bank Holiday weekend and fancy an excursion to what is described as the most remarkable show on earth!

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£22.00 per person per day
Child (6 - 15yrs)£8.00 per person per day
OAP£20.00 per person per day

For additional prices and camping please visit the website.

South Down
Tarrant Hinton
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 8HX
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Tel01258 860361

Opening Times

Event Dates (22 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019)

* Car Park Open from 7am and will close at 1am.
Arena times vary, please visit the website for the timetable.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Postcode for Sat Nav equipment is DT11 8HX We are situated on the A354 between Blandford and Salisbury in the village of Tarrant Hinton. Coming from the London area; Take M3, A303, A343 to Salisbury and A354 to the showground Coming from the North West; Take M5, M4, A46, A36 and A350 to Blandford Coming from Devon and Cornwall; Take A30, A35 and A354 to Blandford Coming from the Midlands; Take M1, A43, M40, A34, A303, A343 to Salisbury and A354 to the showground Coming from Southampton/Portsmouth/Sussex; Take M27, A31, A350 and A354 to showground

Public Transport Directions

Train Information: Our nearest station is Salisbury with a direct bus route to the showground For more information and booking trains please contact one of the following: South West train link: www.southwesttrains.co.uk Phone: 0845 6000 650 National Rail Enquiries Phone: 08457 484950 Website: www.nationalrail.co.uk Bus Information: Damory Coaches and Wilts & Dorset Bus Company provide bus services in and around Dorset and Wiltshire and will be providing buses directly into the Great Dorset Steam Fair site from Salisbury and Blandford.

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