Our 3rd year running at the steam Festival and yes the weather was great again. We left early and had the tent pitched up by 10:00. There were some great displays in the show with many food and beer tents to enjoy. I then had a go with Ashleys and katie 6th gauge steam engine. We also went around the main arena in it. Enjoyed it again and hopefully will return next year.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair (abbreviated GDSF, and since 2010 also known as The National Heritage Show) is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. It now covers 600 acres (2.4 km2) and runs for five days. This used to be from the Wednesday after the UK August bank holiday, but from 2016 has been from the Thursday before the Bank Holiday until the Bank Holiday itself. It is reputedly the largest collection of steam and vintage equipment to be seen anywhere in the world. The fair was founded by the Dorset Steam & Historic Vehicle Club, and has been held in Dorset, England, every summer since 1969. The show is now organised by Michael Oliver’s son, Martin Oliver, through Great Dorset Steam Fair Ltd.