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Island Steam Fair

Island Steam Fair

Island Steam Fair 2000 1333 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 23 August 2024 26 August 2024

Enjoy a fabulous weekend of steam with a traditional fairground and entertainment

Island Steam Fair

Now in its 49th year, the Island Steam Fair is back for another action-packed year. It’s the bank holiday event on the Island with bundles of fun and explosive acts in the main arena. Enjoy a fabulous collection of vintage transport, traditional fairground, live entertainment, plus steam trains running on the line.

A festival of Steam

At the heart of our show are the mighty steam traction engines. See a fabulous collection of road rollers, showman's engines and miniatures - these former workhorses make a fabulous sight, particularly when they steam around our main arena.

Main Arena

The main arena is the place to go for action-packed entertainment. With a busy programme throughout the day, there's lots to keep everyone in the family enthralled - see main arena programme further below...

The traction engines and historic vehicles like to get involved too. Our famous traction engine games sees them compete in a series of games and challenges.


Our gallopers are a big hit with all ages, whilst little ones will be kept busy with traditional games such as coconut shys and hook the duck. Refuel at one of the on-site refreshments kiosks or cool down with an ice cream, there’s even a bar with a great selection of real ales.

Historic Vehicles

Discover a rich variety of vintage cars, military and commercial vehicles, motorbikes and tractors. They have all been lovingly cared for and restored by their owners who take great pride in exhibiting their pride and joy. Wander around the show field to find your favourite, and watch as they make an appearance in the main arena.

Live Music

Head across to our Music Stage for a great selection of live music between midday and 4pm.

Train Story Discovery Centre

Our Train Story Discovery Centre will be open with its collection of locomotives and carriages spanning 150 years of Isle of Wight railway history.

Haven Falconry

All ticket holders enjoy free entry to our partner attraction, Haven Falconry, and watch their daily flying in the main arena.

Steam Trains

Don't miss your ride behind our magnificent steam locomotives. Settle back in our Edwardian and Victorian carriages for an hour's ride through the Isle of Wight countryside. We operate an extensive service throughout the day. Your ticket includes unlimited journeys.

Train Timetable

A busy timetable operates throughout the day, with trains every 35 minutes. Full details to follow.



Tickets for Show Only ONLINE GATE
Adult - £20.00
Child (5-17 years) - £10.00
Infant (0-4 years) - FREE
Family Saver (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £40.00
Member or Carer* - FREE
Tickets for Show plus Steam Train ONLINE GATE
Adult £22.00 £24.00
Child (5-17 years) £11.00 £12.00
Infant (0-4 years) FREE FREE
Family Saver (2 adults and up to 4 children) £48.00 £50.00
Member or Carer* FREE FREE
*For information please see: https://iwsteamrailway.co.uk/visit/fares-tickets/
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This event is sponsored by Wightlink