List of steam fairs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A steam fair or (steam rally) is a regular organised gathering of historic steam-powered vehicles and machinery, open to the public. Typical exhibits include: traction engines, steam rollers, steam wagons, and steam cars. Often, the scope is widened to include other historic exhibits such as stationary engines, internal-combustion -powered road transport, agricultural and construction vehicles, working horses, woodcraft and the like.

A typical steam fair consists of:

  • A parade ring or track in which vehicles may be demonstrated
  • Trade and craft stalls related to the exhibits
  • Areas where vehicles may be examined more closely and the public may talk to owners and operators
  • Entertainment areas (often, a beer tent) with food, drink, and evening music
  • A fairground area may also be included in the event

The following is a geographic list of these gatherings, some of which are referred to as rallies or as festivals. The list does not include static steam museums unless they host a particular event that falls into the classification.

In addition there are some travelling shows powered by steam. Where these are referred to as steam fairs they are included in the list.

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Georgian Bay Steam Show_"[[Cookstown, Ontario

Ireland[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

  • Dordt in Stoom, Dordrecht - (1985- ) bi-annual large event in and around the historic harbour district with steam powered ships, trains, river boats and other engines.[3]

Poland[edit]

Steam locomotive parade in Wolsztyn
  • Wolsztyn(1993- ) annual steam locomotive parade held the last weekend of April near a historic roundhouse
  • Chabówka(2005- ) "Parowozjada" - steam locomotive parade held the last weekend of August in a railway museum near the railway station

United Kingdom[edit]

Great Dorset Steam Fair: night-time view of the line-up of 40+ showman's engines, in the vintage fairground section

Static events[edit]

Travelling shows[edit]

United States[edit]

Steam tractor lineup at the 2010 Old Thresher's Reunion.

http://www.michigansteamengineandthreshersclub.com/show-information.html

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Steam-Era". Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ "National Steam Rally back on track". Irish Steam Preservation Society. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ Dordt in Stoom
  4. ^ "1000 Engine Rally Homepage" Check |url= value (help). 
  5. ^ "Astle Park Traction Engine Rally". Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Barton Gate Charity Steam Rally". Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Boconnoc Steam Fair". Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Cadeby Steam Rally at Mallory Park". Mallory Park. Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  9. ^ Cadeby Steam & Country Fayre
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Cromford steam Rally
  12. ^ Haddenham Steam Rally
  13. ^ Old Glory Events Guide pt2, 2008
  14. ^ Hollowell Steam Rally
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ Kettering Vintage rally
  17. ^ Old Glory Events guide, 2008
  18. ^ "Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show, near Southampton, Hants". Netleymarshsteamandcraftshow.org. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  19. ^ "Northleach Steam and Vintage Show, Northleach, Gloucestershire". Northleachsteamshow.co.uk. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  20. ^ Ringmer Steam & Country Show
  21. ^ Rudgwick Steam & Country Show
  22. ^ "The Basingstoke Canal (Sales Stand Venues 1991)". June 1991. Archived from the original on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  23. ^ "The Robey Trust". Retrieved 15 June 2010. ...the Tavistock Steam Fair, normally takes place on the Sunday of the first weekend of June every year. 
  24. ^ "Torbay Steam Fair". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  25. ^ "Wiston Steam Rally". 
  26. ^ "All the fun of the steam powered fair". www.readersdigest.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  27. ^ "Annual Steam-up". Antique Powerland. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  28. ^ The Buckley Old Engine Show Retrieved 2010-07-27
  29. ^ "Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion". City of New Rockford, North Dakota. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  30. ^ [3] Archived 11 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ National Threshers Association
  32. ^ "New York Steam Engine Association: Pageant of Steam". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  33. ^ "Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, Inc". Pioneerengineers.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  34. ^ River Thresheree, Inc.
  35. ^ http://www.roughandtumble.org
  36. ^ [4]
  37. ^ Soule’ Live Steam Festival and Railfest
  38. ^ [5]
  39. ^ Steamstock
  40. ^ "Tall Stacks Music Arts & Heritage Festival". Tallstacks.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  41. ^ Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association
  42. ^ Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion
  43. ^ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA)
  44. ^ Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association (MRVSEA
  45. ^ Riverbend Steam and Gas Association

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

(Old Glory also publishes a 'Free' paper version at the start of each year listing UK Events.)