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Great Dorset Steam Fair
The Great Dorset Steam Fair takes place on 650 acres in Tarrant Hinton and attracts up to 200,000 visitors each year. Attractions include steam engine exhibits, a music festival, heavy Shire horses and even a few white-knuckle rides.
The fair aims to give visitors a nostalgic insight into the English way of life when steam power was in its heyday - in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Each year a large collection of steam and vintage equipment is assembled.
Great Dorset Steam Fair Information
When: Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)
Where: Tarrant Hinton
Cost: £14.50-£17; concessions £13-£15; 6-15s £7-£8; under 6s free
Address: Tarrant Hinton
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