Visitors and exhibitors make tracks to The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August 2019.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August 2019.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August.

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!

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment.

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!

Widely recognised by many commentators as the World’s leading heritage event, this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair is set to showcase Great Britain’s rich industrial, agricultural and leisure history.

For steam enthusiasts, the “City of Lincoln” Special Display will see a unique gathering of engines, equipment and implements from the five major steam engine makers of this famous steam manufacturing city, namely Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd, Wm. Foster & Co. Ltd, Robey & Co. Ltd, Ruston Proctor and Co. Ltd and Ruston Hornsby Ltd.

Following the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of World War One at the Great Dorset Steam Fair between 2014-2018, overwhelming public demand has dictated that the area be retained for the foreseeable future as an historic and educational part of the show, along with the introduction of an area dedicated to commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day during World War Two.

Steam Fair Managing Director Martin Oliver says: “The World War One area at the Great Dorset Steam Fair has been an incredible success for the past five years and it is definitely the correct decision to keep it. The area has been enhanced by the construction of 85 metres of underground tunnels and rooms which have been authentically built using sawn timber lining, period lighting and furnished with period items of furniture and everyday commodities, portraying the way the soldiers lived in the underground bunkers during the 1914-1918 conflict."

Visitors to the show will be able to access the WW1 tunnels where they will be escorted by Living Historians in period uniform who will explain the way of life underground. The existing and adjoining trench system which can be accessed directly from the tunnels, have been rebuilt where necessary and modified in places to retain authenticity.

Live Music across the showground will see an actioned packed line-up of 90 acts performing on seven stages, both during the day and late into the evening, offering a wide variety of music to suit all tastes. The Outdoor Concert Stage’ attracts some of the country’s very best tribute acts as well as a number of chart topping older and original bands, with the ever popular “The Wurzels” performing on Friday evening 25th August. The other stages are housed within huge entertainment marquees (including the Real Ale Marquee) attracting a great line up of Artists ranging from the best party bands to a mixture of folk, country & western and rock bands.

 

Visit: https://www.gdsf.co.uk/

 

Bookmark and Share
All content ©2010 The Business (Dorset) Ltd www.bizmag.co.uk
Website designed and managed by WhitesandsPR www.whitesandspr.com