Barnard Castle Steam Fair
Barnard Castle show ring steam engines 09 - IMG 0717
Engine line up in the ring in 2009
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Date held on May Bank Holiday
Duration (days) 3
Venue Streatlam Farm
Location Staindrop nr Barnard Castle
County County Durham
Country England
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The Barnard Castle Steam Fair is held on the May Bank Holiday weekend at Streatlam Farm nr Barnard Castle in County Durham.

The Steam fair is held over 3 days and features Steam engines, miniature steam and Fair ground rides plus vintage tractors, stationary engines, classic commercial vehicles and classic cars, as well as Tractor Pulling and Lawnmower racing. The event also has a selection of trade stands & a craft tent as well as the usual selection of food vans and a beer tent that plays host to local acts during the evening.


Some of the exhibits are featured here include;

  • Steam engines
  • Commercial vehicle
  • Cars
  • Tractors
  • Stationary engines
  • tractor pulling
  • Motorcycles
  • Awning displays of collections

2010 EventEdit

Barnard Castle Steam Fair/2010

2009 EventEdit

2009 SteamEdit

Foden no. 14084 of 1933 Duchess of Gloucester reg AMB300 at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0634

Foden steam tractor AMB 300 of J. Toulson

Aveling & Porter no. 14070 Billy Boy of 1930 reg VN 2094 at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0580

Aveling and Porter showman's engine VN 2094 of P. Bloom

Road RollerEdit


A range of tractors from a 1924 Case Crossmount, to a 1980s County. A section of the tractors will be added later, with the best examples added to the Model listing pages.

Tractor exhibit list
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Commercial vehiclesEdit

Albion reg DMV 317 2 ton flat model AM 463 of 1936 at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0748

An Albion model AM 463 from 1936 one of only 3 known to exist now in the Robinson collection from Lincolnshire

Foden S106 reg A919 HAJ drawbar of 1984 at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0735

A Foden S106 of 1984 converted to 6 wh drawbar unit with Atlas Crane from ab 8 wh brick carrier

Scammell showtrac of 1952 reg XMM 73 at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0600

A Scammell Showtrac from the 1950s

A selection of commercial vehicles from the early 1920s to modern 1990s trucks were exhibited. Featuring Albion to Scammell.

Commercials exhibit list
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Stationary enginesEdit

Bentall K cornmill at Barnard Castle 09 - IMG 0694

A small E H Bentall & Co model K Corn mill

The stationary engines are demonstrated driving water pumps, corn mills, generators, milking machines and similar machinery that they would have worked on farms before electric power from the grid arrived.

Classic carsEdit

A varied collection of classic cars were on display mainly from from the 50-70s. but including rarities such as a 2 Lee-Francis sports cars from 1929, and a Modern AC Cobra replica. A collection of Racing Ford Escorts from the early 1980s.

Classic Motor CyclesEdit

About 30 classic bikes from the 1920s to the 1980s were also presented.

Classic BicyclesEdit

A section of Bicycles were on display from a Boneshaker from the 1870s to several classic Raliegh models from the 1950s.

Past eventsEdit

Add your photos and details of exhibits at past events here

See alsoEdit

Reference / sourceEdit

  • 2009 show guide and photos from the show

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