Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017 takes place from Thursday 24th August 2017 to Monday 28th August 2017 at Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8HX.

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

GDSF 2017 is not just for steam enthusiast. They have shows, exhibitions, live music and demonstrations – something for everyone in the family!

Some of the displays include:

  • Steam Road Locomotives
  • Steam Tractors
  • Steam Lorries
  • Steam Timber Loading and Winching
  • Steam Rollers
  • Steam Cars
  • Vintage Commercials
  • Railway Locomotives
  • Vintage Cars
  • Vintage Motor Cycles
  • Military Vehicles
  • Vintage Tractors
  • Heavy Horse Displays
  • Motocross Displays
  • Monster Truck Displays
  • Sheep Show
  • Falconry
  • Gun Dogs
  • Old Time Steam Funfair
  • Modern Funfair
  • Ploughing Engines
  • Steam Threshing
  • Wood sawing
  • Timber Loading & Haulage
  • Specialist Restoration Tools and Skills
  • Fairground Organs fronted by some lively dancing

Apart from all these amazing displays and shows, the Great Dorset Steam Fair features six stages of live music offering a wide variety of music to suit a diverse audience. There is an Outdoor Concert Stage showcasing some of the country’s best-loved chart toppers from across the years as well as some of the best tribute bands around. The entertainment marquee hosts four stages of great music ranging from country to rock to good old party music, with another, smaller outdoor stage. There is live music right through the day.

After all these displays and live music, you are certainly going to need something to eat and drink, and once again, the choice is endless. There is a food hall featuring good, hearty local fare, local cider and ales, as well as seafood, burgers and coffee and cakes.

And of course there’s shopping! The Great Dorset Steam Fair features a craft section that includes a host of hand-made crafts including jewellery, toys clothes, hand-dyed yarn, woodcarvings, and a host of other items. Is it too early to be doing a bit of Christmas shopping?

Whatever your preferences, the Great Dorset Stem Fair is a fantastic day out – for real steam enthusiasts one day may not be enough, and the Great Dorset Steam Fair does offer camping facilities for those who need more than just a day. Find out more from the official website

At the Whitehall, we’ve become accustomed to our home comforts and our camping days are behind this! If this is you too, then why not experience the best of both worlds. Stay with us when you visit the GDSF – enjoy everything the Great Dorset Steam Fair has to offer, and also the creature comforts of hot running water, clean sheets and a hearty breakfast cooked by someone else.

The Great British Steam Fair can be reached by car or bus from central Bournemouth, and we’re close enough to include a day trip to the Swanage Railway and other local attractions.

Call the Whitehall Hotel on 01202 554 682 to find out more about staying with us for the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017.