Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 takes place from Thursday 23th August 2018 to Monday 27th August 2018 at Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8HX.

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018

GDSF 2018 is the 50th anniversary of this great steam fair.

Organisers have already announced the appearance of two of the most famous road rollers in the world, Lord Jellicoe and Fippenny Queen. Both roller were built by Fowlers of Leeds in 1930 and are undergoing extensive renovation for the 50th anniversary of the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2018.

GDSF 2018 will also feature a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The show will, of course, also feature the usual fantastic displays and event.

A wide range of steam powered vehicles including:
Road Locomotives |  Tractors | Lorries | Cars | Steam Rollers

Other vehicles include:

Vintage Vehicles | Military Vehicles | Railway Locomotives | Heavy Horse Displays | Motocross | Monster Trucks | Sheep Shows | Falconry | Funfairs

There is also a wealth of live music on six stages:

Outdoor Concert Stage | Real Ale Marquee | Black Bull | Michael Oliver Marquee | Countryman Stage | Shires Arms

There is food and drink aplenty, with food stalls, cider stalls and bars across the show site, and the very popular food hall will be featuring good, hearty local food, cider and ales, as well as seafood, burgers and coffee and cakes.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair includes a lovely craft area with a host of hand-made crafts including jewellery, toys clothes, hand-dyed yarn and woodcarvings. Perfect for a bit of early Christmas shopping!

Whatever your preferences, the Great Dorset Steam 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 2018or book online now.