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Carter's Steam Fair

Carter's steam fair is a carnival that traverses the South East and London with nostalgia and eternal curiosity as the patent themes. The shows are held from April to October every year. The attractions include an astounding collection of antique and classic rides, games, arcades and sideshows. Classical fairground art beautifies the panels of the rides and stalls, all towed by a fleet of vintage fairground haulage.

The Carter's Steam Fair set up in 1976 is the brainchild of John Carter (1942-2000) whose passion was to collect and restore old and interesting items which had been discarded by their owners to their former glory. Since the show's establishment a whole funfair has been collected, complete with historic vehicles to transport it from site to site with vintage living vans to complement the show.

Attractions at the fair seem never-ending with plenty of stalls which challenge the visitors and entice them to try their luck at Hook-a-duck, football, roll-a-ball and coconut sheet. The appropriately named fair has rides, some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1920s, are powered by the amazing good old fashioned steam generators. Families can have a great time visiting or taking a ride on Rock 'n' roll dodgems, vintage fair organs and slot arcades, steam gallopers and steam yachts.

DateMonday 7th June 2010 to Tuesday 20th July 2010
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