The highlight of the festival is the 50-minute steam train ride along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway. The two 100-year old locomotives will be chugging between Thirlmere and Buxton, taking passengers for a vintage ride through the scenic countryside.
Limited seats are still available on rides on both days, so hurry and book soon.
Back at the NSW Rail Museum in Thirlmere, there will be plenty of steam action going on, including mini train rides, live music from the acclaimed blues band The Blues Preachers, craft fun for kids and the museum's huge permanent display of heritage trains.
This year, there will be country-style activities such as sheep shearing, wood chopping, and working dog demonstrations. Plus there will be a market, carnival rides, reptile show, petting zoo, live music, roving performers and a vintage car show.
Steamtastic Entertainment At The Festival Of Steam. Image Courtesy from Thirlmere Festival of Steam Facebook