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14TH & 15TH JULY

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An introduction to the event… 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.

Performing in the main arena will be the Stannage International Stunt Show. This will feature the Flaming High Fall Show, Exploding Coffin, Motorbike Stunts, Car Jumps and Trick Riding to name a few.

A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Wall of Death, 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.

What’s On at the event

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• Steam Engines
• Fairground Organs

Wall of Death

The Greatest Show on Earth. The Oldest surviving Wall of Death in the UK.

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The Wall of Death has been synonymous with speed and danger since its 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 1930s, 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 being ridden to the top of the wall, barely 6 inches from the audience – an experience never to be forgotten!

Stannage Stunt Team

This is a true family affair, The Stannage International Stunt Team, Mark, Janine, and Aaron Stannage have worked world wide as the Stannage International Stunt Team for over 15 years established in the year 2000, bringing excitement to audiences of all ages.

Team leader Mark Stannage started his professional career in 1984 at the tender age of 14, now with over 30 years experience specializing in car, motorbike, fire and high fall stunts, performing some of the most spectacular stunts ever seen on film or TV. Mark and his family perform their spectacular High Fall Show, Flaming High Fall Show, these include the following:

  • Highfalls
  • High Falls on Fire
  • Motorbike Stunts
  • Quad Stunts
  • Ramp Jumping
  • Car Jumps
  • Mountain Bike Stunts
  • Fire Stunts
  • Explosions
  • Wheelies
  • Trick Riding
  • Holders of two Guinness World Records

This world record breaking stunt team have performed their shows all over Europe and the Middle East, recently returning from the Muscat Festival in Oman. Mark and his wife Janine will be commentating these fantastic shows, their son Aaron following in his father’s footsteps, at only 20 years old he has 16 years experience as a stunt performer. Aaron having performed on various TV shows and Newspaper features in the last few years he is fast becoming a star in his own right, himself also a Guinness World Record Holder.

• Classic Cars
• Vintage Motorcycles
• Classic Tractors
• Stationary Engines
• Vintage Commercials (Lorries, Buses, Fire Engines etc.)
• Military Vehicle Displays
• Working Displays (Sawbenches, Threshing, etc.)
• Old Time Funfair
• Modern Funfair
• Quad Bike Rides
• Bungee Trampolines
• Punch & Judy
• Model Boat Display with Pool
• Trade Stands
• Autojumble
• Rural Crafts Marquee with demonstrations
• Fine Food Marquee
• Main Arena Entertainment
• Catering and Licensed Bar
• Public Camping with Live Band on Saturday Evening


Gates open 10am – 5pm



Adults £6
Over 65s £5
Under 16s £3
Under 5s FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £15

Limited availability at these special prices.

When they’re gone they’re gone! – Buy online now


Adults £8
Over 65s £7
Under 16s £4
Under 5s FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £20

This discounted ticket offer closes Sunday 8th July – Buy online now


Adults £10
Over 65s £8
Under 16s £5
Under 5s FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 under 16s) £25

Purchase on arrival at the event.

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 form from the Application Forms Page.

Mobility Scooters are available to hire on a daily or weekend hire basis. For reservations please contact Professional Mobility, Freephone: 0800 6335711 or on mobiles (especially on show days) 07989 680034 and 07941 970911.

Dogs welcome on a lead

PUBLIC CAMPING (Friday – Monday) Online until all camping pitches are sold, the latest being midday Monday 9th July.

Arrive from: 1pm – 9pm Friday 13th July, 8am – 9pm on remaining event days.
Facilities: Toilets, water, and chemical elsan points.
Bookings will NOT be taken on the day.

TRADING FORM Trade Application Form or CLICK HERE to book online


CAMPING FORM Booking Form or CLICK HERE to book online

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE Entry Form or CLICK HERE to book online


FIRE RISK Assessment Form


If the entry form you require is not shown above, please contact the relevant section organiser listed below.


Sections: Craft & Fine Food Marquee
Organiser: Mr Dave Harrison
Telephone: 0777 8473404
Email: craftykingfisher@aol.com

Section: Steam Engines
Organiser: Mr Adrian Barber
Telephone: 07879 485548
Email: astleparkrally@gmail.com

Section: Fairground Organs
Organiser: Outdoor Shows – Richard Ashworth
Telephone: 01751 200839
Email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk

Section: Commercials
Organiser: Clive & Lorna Allman
Telephone: 07773 948472
Email: L4rna@aol.com

Section: Cars (up to 1972)
Organiser: Mrs Webster
Telephone: 01565 633346

Section: Motorcycles (up to 1978)
Organiser: Mr Peter Taylor
Telephone: 07919 688257

Section: Tractors
Organiser: Mr P Bourne
Telephone: 07788 801239
Address: 4 Brookside Cottages, Congleton Road, Aclid, Sandbach, CW11 4SN
Email: fodenforever@gmail.com

Section: Stationary Engines
Organiser: Mr Ray Hurdus
Telephone: 07802 783869
Email: ray.hurdus@aol.co.uk

Section: Military Vehicles
Organiser: Mr Ian Burman
Telephone: 07778 147643
Email: burmanmilitary@aol.com

Section: Miniature Engines
Organiser: Mr Clive Hearsey
Telephone: 07972 152108
Email: clivehearsey@gmail.com







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