About the Carters Steam Fair
Did you ever dream of leaving everything behind to run away with the carnival? The boardwalk games, shows of the rare and exotic, the food and drink, and those rides that you can never forget. Oh, sure, the modern amusement parks try to reproduce these, but they are merely just cookie-cutter imitations of a by-gone age.
But there is ONE original carnival. Once every year, Carter’s runs the Steam Fair when all of those fantastic, classic rides you will never forgot are all run using the power of steam. This exceptionally unique and rare opportunity allows visitors to step back in time and ride using the original, lovingly restored, hand-painted rides alive from the past using the best power: steam.
But that’s not all that happens at the Carter’s Steam Fair. The Steam Fair opens on Saturday morning with a vintage steam-powered road run, then the fair begins at Noon. Saturday at 9 PM the sky lights up with fireworks. Tour through the vehicles used to move the traveling carnival, all vintage, restored originals, painted to match the classic theme of travelling carnivals.
Carters Steam Fair
Carter’s Steam Fair is the keeper of an incredible collection of classic rides and sidestalls that would have been lost if not saved and restored by Carter’s. Classic rides and games from as long ago in the 1890s have been restored and included in the traveling carnival.
Entry To The Fair
Entry to the fair is free, but coupons are needed for the rides and games. Family bundles can be purchased at a discount. Check the website for current rates to prepare your plan for visiting Carter’s Steam Fair.
Somewhere to Stay in Berkshire
In the surrounding area are many fine places to stay. For those more in touch with nature, try either Amerden Caravan Park or Cookham Lock Campsite for nearby camping perfect for families and pets. For those with less nature in their natures, try one of these lovely hotels. Pinkneys Court Mews is a kid-friendly place that offers free parking, wifi, and a bar. For those planning to budget expenses for their stay and dedicate more to their time at the fair, the Travelodge Maidenhead Central offers a budget-minded option only a 4-minute walk from the Maidenhead train station. Children under 15 stay for free with an adult.
Getting To Pinkneys Green
Ride the train to the Carter’s Steam Fair on the GWR or TFL lines to the Maidenhead station. From the station, catch the #8 bus to Tavistock or bus #9 to Dorchester Close and walk the last third of a mile to the fair. If coming by car, use the M4 West and join the A404M northwest and exit at Bath Road east back to Henley Road northbound. At the roundabout, jump off to Pinkney’s Drive to Carter’s Steam Fair.
Other Things To Do Around Maidenhead
Unless you live under a rock (or are an American), you already know that the county of Berkshire is home to historic Windsor Castle. Add some time to your jump to the past and go on a tour of this exceptional piece of great British architecture, still a Royal residence and vacation home. Also, in keeping with the historic and steam themes of the Carter’s Steam Fair, a visit to the Bekonscot Model Village & Railway could add just the seamless - tiny - accent to your perfect time travelling weekend. The original miniature village opened in 1929 and has been growing ever since.
The Carter’s Steam Fair is perfect for all ages. Do not miss this exciting and fun chance to travel through time (without the Doctor).
When is the next Carters Steam Fair?
The Carters Steam Fair is planned to take place at Pinkneys Green, Pinkneys Drive, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 5DS, Saturday 12th May, 2018. This is a Weekend Steam Fair.
External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.
Please do not contact us directly about this event as we publicise the event only.
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