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Great Doreset Steam Fair - STEAMY FACTS

Annually the Great Dorset Steam Fair goes through ten miles of electric cable, 200 tonnes of coal and 550 barrels of beer!

Over 200,000 visitors attend each year from the UK and all over the world.

This year there will be over 90 acts performing on five stages across the site.

There are over 170 acres allocated for pre-paid public camping that will accommodate a staggering 5,000 individual units (caravans and tents etc.) At the busiest time of Steam Fair week there will be between 15,000 and 20,000 show visitors camping on site.

Over 60 Showman's Engines with their gleaming, twisted, brass will generate the light and power for the old roundabouts and swing-boats.

Over 100 cars, nearly 400 commercial vehicles, over 140 motorcycle exhibits, over 100 military machines, over 250 vintage tractors and over 100 horticultural tractors will be on display this year.

Ten large corn ricks will be threshed at this year's show and a dozen saw benches will feature in the wood sawing area.

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By Com_Publisher at 00:13 on 01/09/11

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