Full steam ahead as fair comes back to Wakefield for Bank Holiday weekend

Nostell Priory Steam Fair.
Nostell Priory Steam Fair.
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A popular steam fair is back on track as it returns for another jam-packed weekend.

It’s full steam ahead for the Nostell Priory Steam Fair, which was first held at the venue back in the 1970s.

After a break of a few years, the fair is coming back to the grounds of the stately home in Wakefield over the Bank Holiday weekend, with events being held on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25.

Visitors will get to see full-sized and miniature steam engines as well as a number of fairground organs at the picturesque 300-acre site.

Also on display will be hundreds of vintage cars, lorries, buses, classic motorcycles, military vehicles and tractors.

Visitors can also watch parades, help drive a steam engine and watch an action-packed arena programme, which runs from 11am to 5pm.

Spectators can go head over heels for James Dylan’s Stuntworld as they perform daredevil freestyle motocross stunts when they headline in the main arena.

Four-legged friends will also wow crowds at the arena as the K92000 Dog Display Team takes to the stage.

The team includes highly-trained dogs and their handlers, who demonstrate obedience and agility skills in canine control tasks.

For fun-loving youngsters, there will be a whole host of old and modern funfair rides, quad bike rides, a puppet show, giant inflatables with slides and castles, face painting and bungee trampolines.

Also appearing at the event will be a reptile roadshow, giving guests the opportunity to handle a variety of spiders and snakes, as well as a range of owls and parrots.

There will also be dozens of trade stands and an indoor craft, gift and fine food marquee.

Gates open at 10am, with the main arena events starting from 11am.

Admission is £8 for adults, £7 for over 65s, £4 for under 16s and £20 for a family of two adults and up to three children.

Youngsters under the age of five can attend for free.

For more information about the Nostell Priory Steam Fair, you can visit the event’s website online at www.outdoorshows.co.uk.


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