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13th & 14th July 2024

Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4AS


Established for over 30 years the Cheshire Steam Fair is one of the main steam events in Cheshire.

The venue, at Daresbury near Warrington, has excellent road access from the M56 and M6 motorways.

Featuring in the main arena is the Jez Avery’s Stunt Show who have thrilled audiences in all parts of the United Kingdom for many years.  With exciting new tricks and stunts for 2024 Jez will provide a show featuring four different types of vehicles. This is a not-to-be-missed action-packed experience.

Also performing throughout the weekend will be Ken Fox and his Team in the incredible Wall of Death, if you have not had the chance to see this show before, we highly recommend you check it out… you will not be disappointed!

A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.

The event will also include: Trade Stands, Autojumble, Craft and Fine Food Marquee, Old Time and Modern Funfair, Non-stop Arena Entertainment, Catering & Licensed Bar.


Jez Avery’s Stunt Show

Jez Avery’s Stunt Shows have thrilled audiences in all parts of the United Kingdom for many years.  With exciting new tricks and stunts for 2024 Jez will provide a show featuring four different types of vehicles… an amazing performance on four wheels, two wheels, one wheel and no wheels plus the ROLLOVER QUAD.

The show features wheelies, stoppies, two-wheel driving, drifting, doughnuts, precision driving and much more.

This is must-see entertainment as Jez performs all his own stunts whilst delivering his famous commentary keeping the whole family on the edge of their seats.

See Arena Timetable section of the Whats on page for display times

Ken Fox Wall of Death

The Wall of Death has been synonymous with speed and danger since it’s conception back in the early part of the 20th century. The Original Wall of Death harks back to those early days, with the Wall being constructed in 1929, and the bikes, Indian Scouts, made in 1928. Established by Eddie Monte on the Pat Collins fairs in the 1930’s, the Original Wall of Death is now owned and run by Ken Fox.

All those who see the show will remember it for the rest of their life. The noise, the speed, the smell, the proximity of the bikes ridden to the top of the wall, barely 6 inches from the audience – an experience never to be forgotten.

Traction Engines

Traction engines are self-propelled steam engines invented in the 1800s for any form of haulage with many being used in agriculture.

On display there will be various types of steam engines; the showman’s road locomotives (designed to provide power and transport for a travelling funfair), rollers, tractors, buses, lorries etc, manufactured by Burrell, Fowler, Foden, Aveling & Porter and many others.  Along with the static line-up, the engines also take to the main arena each day to showcase history in all its glory, a fantastic sight to see!

Tractor Pulling

Tractor pulling is regarded as one of the world’s most powerful motorsports due to the nature of the highly modified tractor-pullers that take part. The pullers drag a metal sled along the track. This sled contains a box filled with weight which is mechanically moved forward as the pull proceeds, making it progressively more difficult to pull.

When a tractor/puller gets to the end of the purpose built 100 metre track, this is known as a ‘full pull’. It is not only modified tractors which can attempt this, but also wagons, steam engines, military vehicles and even standard tractors. The success of the pull not only depends on the power of the vehicle but also the driver’s skill in converting power into traction/momentum to keep the sled moving forward to achieve the full pull.

Owl Adventures

See amazing flying shows and static displays from Owl Adventures, featuring majestic birds of prey that will entertain and stimulate, while at the same time encouraging audience participation.

The performance is unique and packed with expertise, showmanship and laughter to create an unmissable show.

Also visit the Jungle Animal Encounter to see exotic creatures and hold creepy millipedes and scaly lizards amongst other jungle critters!  There will be two presentations each day.

Children's Sand Art Workshops

Sand Art is an experience, rather than just a product. We provide a fun and exciting way to entertain both children and adults. With our SandArtNW activity stations, children get hands on to create amazing pictures with brightly coloured sand. We then put the finished picture in a sleeve and the participant can take it home with them.

SandArtNW picture workshops are entertaining, educational, and inspiring whilst they encourage creativity, imagination, concentration, artistic abilities and also help to develop fine motor skills. SandArtNW picture workshops are fully inclusive and are especially suitable for children with disabilities and special needs to enjoy an activity alongside everyone else.

Fairground Organs

Mechanical organs come in various guises ranging from fairground organs designed for use in travelling fairs and circuses to provide loud music, through to dance organs for ballrooms which are much quieter, and street organs operated by an organ grinder.   Please email us closer to the event if you wish to obtain a list of the organs attending.

Classic Car Display

Visit the Classic Car Section and see vintage and classic cars made from very early 1900 through to the 1970s, Wolseley, Rover, Morris, Jaguar, Austin, Buick, Chevrolet and many other makes including the very popular and the less well-known.  The cars also do a parade around the main arena each day.

Vintage Motorcycles

An impressive line-up of veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles will be on display made by popular manufacturers BSA, Triumph, Matchless, Honda, Ariel and many others together with the lesser-known makes like Motubi, Rudge and Excelsior amongst others.  As well as the static display, the motorcycles take part in a parade in the main arena each day.

Vintage Tractor Display

Vintage and classic tractors on display from various manufacturers including John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Ford, David Brown, International, Leyland and Allis Chalmers plus others.  Together with the static display, the tractors take part in a main arena parade each day giving enthusiasts the opportunity to see them on the move.

Stationary Engines

Stationary engines are used to drive immobile machinery, such as pumps, generators, mills etc and a variety of these working engines will be on display.  Some will have been made as early as 1900.

Working Displays (Sawbenches, Threshing etc)

See demonstrations using a rack saw bench, drag saw, flour mill and threshing set. 

Also see the chainsaw carving, as works of art are created from a single piece of wood.

Miniature Steam Traction Engines

See an array of miniature steam engines – some built from scratch and some built from kits.  Various scaled-down models which join the full-sized engines in their arena parades or see them in the static display. 

Vintage Commercials (Lorries, Buses, Fire Engines etc)

Vintage commercial vehicle display including lorries, buses and fire engines from a variety of manufacturers; Dodge, Chevrolet, Bedford, ERF, Foden, Land Rover, Scammell and many more.  Exhibits will range from early 1920s to 1980 and will participate in main arena parades each day.

Military Vehicle Displays

A wide range of military vehicles will be on display.  Exhibits include Land Rovers, trucks, ambulances, jeeps and, on occasions, tanks.

Vintage Fairground

A visit to the vintage fairground is a must for all the family.  Rides and activities to suit everyone – some good old-fashioned entertainment.

Children's Corner (Inflatables, Trampolines Etc)

Children’s corner will include some/all of the following attractions: inflatables, and bungee trampolines.  

Please contact Outdoor Shows if you require confirmation.

Trade Stands

Wander around a wide variety of trade stands from clothing, workwear, footwear, garden furniture, tool stalls, toys, jewellery, fine foods, pet supplies any many more.

Autojumble and Antiques/Collectables

Browse the autojumble to find a whole host of things you didn’t know you wanted or needed.  Find that missing item or parts/spares that you cannot find anywhere else!

There will also be antique and collectables stalls at the event.

Craft Marquee with Demonstrations

A wide variety of hand made crafts on sale.  Organised by Dave Harrison of Kingfisher Craft Fairs.  To book a table please call 07778 473404, email: or visit:

Fine Food Marquee

A wide variety of produce on sale.  Organised by Dave Harrison of Kingfisher Craft Fairs.  To book a table please call 07778 473404, email: or visit:

Model Boat Pool

Runcorn Model Boat Club will provide a display of remote-controlled boats.  Come and chat to the experts and have-a-go yourself at navigating a boat around the purpose-built pool – it’s not as easy as it looks.  Great fun and a very popular attraction for everyone especially the youngsters.

Licensed Bar and Various Catering Outlets

The licensed bar will be open for the duration of the event, plus additional times on Friday and Saturday night for traders, exhibitors and onsite campers.

The licensed bar is in a large marquee overlooking the arena with ample seating and tables and there will be live music performances on stage on Friday and Saturday night.

Catering units will be onsite selling a good variety of hot and cold food and drinks to suit all the family.

Arena Timetable

Timetable subject to ground conditions

Evening Entertainment For Public Campers And Exhibitors


Public Camping from Friday until Monday

Available for Tents, Trailer Tents, Caravans and Motorhomes.  Camping must be prebooked.



Gates open 10am – 5pm (Saturday)
Gates open 10am – 5pm (Sunday)


Dogs welcome on a lead


Tickets are available to coach tour operators at a 40% DISCOUNTED PRICE on a pre-booked basis. Minimum 16 tickets per booking. Onsite parking is available to coaches that have pre-booked. Up to two drivers per coach will gain free entry to the event.

Download your application form by clicking on the PDF icon


Mobility Scooters are available to hire on a daily or weekend hire basis.

For reservations please contact Professional Mobility, Freephone: 0800 6335711 or on mobile (especially on show days) 07989 680034





Early Bird Ticket Prices (available until 10 days prior to the event):

Adults £10
Over 65s £8
Under 16s £5
Under 5s FREE

Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £25


Ticket Prices (available from 10 days prior to the event and on the day):

Adults £12
Over 65s £10
Under 16s £6
Under 5s FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £30

Please note at some of our shows tickets are checked and/or sold when you arrive at the venue whilst still in your car (prior to parking).  Therefore can you either have your tickets or payment method ready when you arrive at the venue.




You can pre-book your site for the weekend and full unlimited access to the event for up to 2 adults and 3 under 16s. You can arrive from lunchtime the day before the event and stay until the day after the event finishes.

There is Water, Toilets, and Elsan Point on the camping area.

Closing Date for Online Applications: 05/07/24 or until all camping sites are sold.



Although our online caravan & camping booking system is safe and secure, some people prefer to book by post. If you wish to book via a postal application, please download the form by clicking on the PDF logo below.

Closing Date for Postal Applications: 29/04/24


Click the icon to download the Caravan & Camping Postal Application Form.





From car dealers to agricultural stands, garden furniture to tool stands, clothing to footwear, there will be a wide variety of trade stands at the event.

All stand space is 12 metres deep.  You can camp on your pitch if you wish.  Please ensure you book enough space to accommodate your stand, vehicle and any form of accommodation.

The sale of hot food, alcohol to be consumed onsite, sweets and ice cream is not permitted as trading concessions are already in place for this event.

Online Booking Deadline: 05/07/24



Although our online trade booking system is safe and secure, some people prefer to book by post. If you wish to book via a postal application, please download the form by clicking on the PDF logo below.

Postal Booking Deadline: 21/06/24


Click the icon to download the Trade Postal Application Form.


VINTAGE & Classic Car

For an Entry Form contact:
Lydia Wisuasti
Tel: 07398 068999

or click on pdf icon above to download application form


For an Entry Form contact:
Clive and Lorna Allman
Tel: 07773 948472
or email:

Classic Motorcycle
Entry Form

For an Entry Form contact:
Peter Taylor
Tel: 07919 688257


For an Entry Form contact:
Mr P Bourne
Tel: 07788 801239
or email:


For an Entry Form contact:
Adrian Barber
Tel: 07879 485548
or email:


For an Entry Form contact:
Outdoor Shows Ltd
Tel: 01751 200839
or email:



For an Entry Form contact:
Ian Burman
Tel: 07778 147643
or email:


For an Entry Form contact:
Ray Hurdus
Tel: 07802 783869
or email:




For an Entry Form contact:
Dave Grimes
Tel: 07587 226545
or email: