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Scoresby Steamfest 2021

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There will be plenty of action and much to see for all ages

It's full steam ahead at the 53rd annual Scoresby Steamfest!

The family-friendly Steamfest returns to the National Steam Centre for a three-day extravaganza this Labour Day long weekend.

Proudly presented by the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, this popular annual event is perfect for the whole family, from toddlers to granddads, and showcases a diverse range of historic and vintage steam engine machines in a fun and interactive environment.

The wheels will be turning from 10am to 5pm daily! See heaps of vintage machinery in action, including a display of steam ploughing using a rare and magnificent pair of gigantic 95-year-old steam ploughing engines and several steam traction engines, steam rollers and steam trucks, which will be parading around the site. There will be an opportunity to inspect the engines close up and chat with their drivers!

To contrast with steam power, the magnificent Clydesdale horses of the Heritage Draught Horse Club will be demonstrating how it was all done before the engines took over!

Near the ploughing display, will be an extensive collection of vintage earthmoving machinery in action. There will be plenty to watch here as diggers dig and bulldozers doze, while draglines loaders and tip trucks rearrange the dirt piles.

The centre of the site will be bustling with antique farm engines baling hay, sawing wood and pumping water. More steam will be in action on the arena with traction engines and steam trucks puttering around. The amazing walking dragline will be walking - yes, this mind-boggling machine really does walk along on big feet! Military vehicles, vintage cars and steamboats on the lake round out the outdoor activities.

The museum sheds will house some of the most impressive displays. The club's collection of over 40 industrial and marine steam engines will be turning under steam power. The big diesel-powered generators are another drawcard. There are also remarkable collections of model engines and engineering.

In the blacksmith shop, the steam hammer will be thumping away demonstrating old-time skills. Woodworking, hand tools, vintage radio and other reminders of days gone by will be presented by hobbyists, all eager to share their enthusiasm. Plus adding to the festive atmosphere is a great local line-up of live music all day!

The little ones don't miss out either with miniature train and tractor rides, plus the Thomas model railway layout, where they can operate controllers to stop and start the trains!


All are welcome to enjoy Steamfest from 6th to 8th March 2021.

Steamfest is a ticketed event - prices are as follows:

  • Adults $15

  • Child $5

  • Family $35 (2 adults and accompanying children under 18).

    Visitor numbers are limited to 1000/day, so you are encouraged to purchase tickets via TryBooking prior to arrival.

    Unsold tickets can be purchased at the gate on the event day.

    Refreshments will be available for purchase on-site.

    For more information on this event, please visit www.melbournesteam.com.au/steamfest.html


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    If you are feeling unwell STAY HOME

    Maintain Social Distancing of 1.5m

    Observe cough etiquette and personal hygiene

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    When: Saturday 6 March, Sunday 7 March and Monday 8 March 2021, Gates open 10am till 5pm
    Where: National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby, Victoria 3179
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