List of steam fairs

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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:

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 source | edit]

Canada[edit source | edit]

Ireland[edit source | edit]

Netherlands[edit source | edit]

Poland[edit source | edit]

Steam locomotive parade in Wolsztyn

United Kingdom[edit source | 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 source | edit]

Travelling shows[edit source | edit]

United States[edit source | edit]

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

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Steam-Era". Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ "National Steam Rally back on track". Irish Steam Preservation Society. Retrieved 2008-11-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ Dordt in Stoom
  4. ^ "1000 Engine Rally Homepage". 
  5. ^ "Astle Park Traction Engine Rally". [dead link]
  6. ^ "Barton Gate Charity Steam Rally". Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cadeby Steam Rally at Mallory Park". Mallory Park. Retrieved 2008-11-03. [dead link]
  8. ^ Cadeby Steam & Country Fayre
  9. ^ Cromford steam Rally
  10. ^ Haddenham Steam Rally
  11. ^ Old Glory Events Guide pt2, 2008
  12. ^ Hollowell Steam Rally
  13. ^ Kettering Vintage rally
  14. ^ Old Glory Events guide, 2008
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ "Portland Steam and Vintage Show". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  17. ^ Rudgwick Steam & Country Show
  18. ^ "The Basingstoke Canal (Sales Stand Venues 1991)". June 1991. Retrieved 2008-11-03. [dead link]
  19. ^ "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." 
  20. ^ "Torbay Steam Fair". Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  21. ^ [http:// Wiston Steam Rally] http:// Wiston Steam Rally]].  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ "Annual Steam-up". Antique Powerland. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  23. ^ The Buckley Old Engine Show Retrieved 2010-07-27
  24. ^ "Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion". City of New Rockford, North Dakota. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  25. ^ http://www.kdf.org/events/eventviewer.asp?id=129
  26. ^ National Threshers Association
  27. ^ "New York Steam Engine Association: Pageant of Steam". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  28. ^ http://www.pioneerengineers.com
  29. ^ River Thresheree, Inc.
  30. ^ http://www.roughandtumble.org
  31. ^ Soule’ Live Steam Festival and Railfest
  32. ^ Steamstock
  33. ^ http://www.tallstacks.com/
  34. ^ Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion
  35. ^ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA)
  36. ^ Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association (MRVSEA
  37. ^ Riverbend Steam and Gas Association

See also[edit source | edit]

External links[edit source | edit]

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