Steam Fair set to return

Over 400 vehicles will be at the event at Castle Fraser
Over 400 vehicles will be at the event at Castle Fraser

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club will celebrate its 46th anniversary at its annual Steam Fair at Castle Fraser next weekend.

Its continuing success as an event and ability to appeal to all ages has resulted in it becoming one of the biggest of its kind in Scotland and is still attracting new participants.

Over 400 vehicles will be at the event to be held on June 18 and 19, including star performers all the way from the Isle of Man the Sentinel S4 Steam Wagon owned by a Phillip Wedgewood and his 1907 Fowler A4.

There will be another anniversary as the Ferguson Club celebrates their 30th year.

As well as the vehicles there will be fairground rides, bouncy castles, food, “The Puppet Gang”, various trade and craft stalls will also be in there making the Steam Fair a real family day out with lots of choice.

Should you be stuck for choice you might even get a ride on a Steam Traction Engine or if you have a small dog bring it along and enter in the Terrier racing and for something really different, try your hand at the amazing art of Dowsing? (Divining)

Bringing it all to life will be a number of different parades including the amazing Showman’s Engines, Steam Wagons that were once a common sight of the roads of Britain, Steam Cars, Road Rollers and dozens of tractors.

Capping off the parades will be The Great Steam Engine Drivers Field Race in their own giant vehicles, an event not to be missed.

Car parking is free and entry is £10 for adults, £5 for children and family tickets are available for £25.