Organisers of the Great Dorset Steam Fair say the opening day (2 September) was a huge success.
Traffic delays were at an all-time low for day one, and hoards of pay-on-arrival campers and day visitors turned up to experience the sights and sounds of the unique festival.
This year sees significant improvements to the infrastructure, specifically the relocation of car parks and camping fields. Organisers say the changes have been successful, with visitors being processed much more efficiently than previous years.
Martin Oliver, Managing Director at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, said: “It’s been a brilliant opening day and we are absolutely chuffed with the number of visitors who have come out to see us on day one. We’ve had glorious sunshine and blue skies and our exhibits have all been really popular, especially the World War One display.”
The event, which runs until Sunday, features hundreds of exhibits with steam engines, heavy haulage, a fairground, steam and horse ploughing, a huge trade area, crafts tents, food halls, a WW1 special display and even its own music festival. Plus much more.
Pay-on-arrival campers, day visitors and evening visitors are welcome. For more information and to see the music festival line-up, please visit www.gdsf.co.uk.