- Great Dorset Steam Fair to welcome Bournemouth visitors

August 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News divulges guests of Bournemouth hotels are expected to be among the hundreds of people heading to the Great Dorset Steam Fair next month.

Taking place between September 1st and 5th in the village of Tarrant Hinton, the event is set to feature a huge array of classic steam vehicles alongside other attractions.

Described by the organisers as "a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment", the fair is now in its 42nd year and continues to attract visitors from around the UK.

People attending the event will find an abundance of marquees and open-air exhibitions spread over the 600-acre showground.

The fair represents a dream come true for vintage steam enthusiasts, as a large number of steam lorries, rollers and heavy haulage road locomotives will be in action at the show.

Elsewhere, the agricultural heritage of the region will be represented by the many ploughing engines and threshing machines on display.

Those who prefer classic cars should enjoy the fair's large selection of vintage vehicles from around the country.

The line-up of rural displays has also been popular in previous years, with many people attending the heavy horse demonstration and sheep show, which offers a fun and educational look at the animals.

Entry to the fair is priced at £13.50 per day, while family tickets can be purchased for £38.

For more information on this event, visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair website or contact the organisers on 01258 860361. features a range of accommodation in Bournemouth, including the Royal Bath Hotel Bournemouth.

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