Dates for your diary- all of our 2019 tour locations.

22 March, 2019

Our collection of vintage rides and attractions makes us the largest traveling vintage funfair in the world. Although it might take a huge effort to transport and build our rides in new locations, we think it’s worth it as we bring the fun of the fair to your doorstep.

2019 tour dates for Carters Steam Fair:

Click on the links below to read more about each event including opening times, information about fireworks and whether we have an art and heritage tour or vintage vehicle road run there too.


6/7 April: Woodford Park, Woodley Memorial Ground, RG5 4JB
19/20/21/22 April: Prospect Park, Reading, RG30 2ND
27/28 April: Leg of Mutton Field, Cobham, KT11 3EJ


4/5/6 May: Hersham Green, Hersham, KT12 4HL
11/12 May: Pinkneys Green, SL6 5DS
18/19 May: Westway Common, Caterham, CR3 5TR
25 May – 2 June: Promanade Park, Maldon, CM9 5JQ


1/2 June: Promanade Park, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
7/8/9 June: Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, E17 5EH
15/16 June: Clissold Park Stoke Newington, London, N16 9JH
21 – 30 June: Peckham Rye Common, Peckham, London SE15 3UA


5/6/7 July: Priory Park, Hornsey, London N8 7RD
12/13/14 July: Boxmoor Common, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1NP
20/21 July: Beacon Park, Lichfield, WS13 6QZ
26/27/28 July: Carfest North, CH3 9HQ


3-18 Aug: Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NQ

23/24/25 August: Carfest South, RG25 3DR


31/1 Sep: War Memorial Park, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH
7/8 Sep: Wheatsheaf Common, Woking, GU21 4AL
14/15 Sep: Croxley Green, WD3 3HN
21/22 Sep: Pedestal Field, West Wycombe, HP12 4AH
28/29 Sep: Englefield Green, TW20 OYX


5/6 Oct: Holyport Green, SL6 2JL
12/13 Oct: Prospect Park, Reading, RG30 2ND

New – November

2 Nov: Boyn Hill Cricket Club, Maidenhead SL6 5AE – Please note that as we are only at Boyn Hill for one day, the fair will be a more compact version than our usual locations, but there is still plenty for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free before 5pm at this event.

If you much prefer functional things to look pretty (like we do!), then here’s our run graphic with all of the dates on!

When will Carters Steam fair visit my town?

We’re always asked if we can visit particular towns (hello friends of Carters up North!), but the truth of the matter is that our vintage vehicles are just not designed to travel huge distances at great speeds. If we were to head for Scotland it might take us a week or two to get there!
If you’re not sure which event is closest to you then our handy ‘find a fair’ map on our visit page allows you to search by postcode or location.

A few more dates for your diary…

New for this year – more Fairground Art and heritage tours

Fancy hearing about the history of the fair (and rides in general) whilst looking at the artwork up close before the fair opens to the public? Join us on one of our guided tours at selected locations:

Saturday 13 April 11am: Prospect Park Reading
Friday 10 May 6pm: Maidenhead: Pinkneys Green
Sunday 26 May 10am: Maldon, Promenade Park
Saturday 8 June 11am: Walthamstow Lloyd park
Saturday 15 June 10am: Clissold
Saturday 22 June 11am: Peckham
Saturday 6 July 10am: Hornsey: Priory Park
Sunday 21 July 11am: Lichfield
Sunday 4 August 10am: Bath
Saturday 21 Sep 11am: West Wycombe
Saturday 5 Oct 10am: Maidenhead Holyport

Tickets are £5 per person and proceeds go to Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice. You can find out more on our learning pages. 

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Coronavirus update

Following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England, we are reviewing our upcoming 2020 tour dates. We’re very disappointed that we can’t bring the fun of the fair to you all but we hope to see you soon in 2020 when things settle down.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will update you weekly on our social media, or as soon as the situation changes. You can also find the latest information about our 2020 tour in our blog post which we will keep updated.

Thanks for all your patience while we work through these unpredictable times.

Joby, Georgina and the Carters Team.