Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family
The 2021 show is planned for the 6,7 & 8th August
The Torbay Steam Rally Group was formed during the winter of 1986/87. Following the deletion of the Torbay Rally from the Devon Traction Engine Club´s Calendar, a number of local enthusiasts from Brixham who were not prepared to allow the English Riviera to be deprived of it´s Annual Steam Rally formed the Group, and through sheer hard work, one members expert knowledge of the Rally scene and sponsorship, held their first Rally on the traditional dates of the 1st weekend in August, in 1987. In 2006 the Fair attracted twenty seven Full size and seventeen Miniature Steam Engines, with seven of the Full size Engines being Showmans. Although we are predominantly a Steam Event all the various sections have increased and the Show area has more than doubled in size.
The 2020 fair has been cancelled
It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this years Steam Fair. We were hoping to leave a decision for operating the show until early June. However, things have moved very quickly since then, to the extent that it would be impossible for us to open the gates to the Fair in early August. The most important factor would be the safety of all our Team Members & Volunteers, Exhibitors, Caterers and our Visitors. We also have to consider whether the Government will allow large social gatherings by that time. We also feel, in view of other West Country Rallies having already taken the hard but correct decision to cancel their 2020 shows that we must stand with them. As a gesture of support for our wonderful N H S during this very difficult time, we are going to make a £1000 donation to the Doctors and Nurses working at the front line in Torbay Hospital to use as they wish. We wish everyone connected with the Steam Fair safe passage during the next few months and hope to see you all at the 2021 Steam Fair on the 6th 7th and 8th August. Show Manager