Steamfest is one of the Hunter’s most loved events, attracting massive crowds annually since 1986. It's a celebration of the Hunter’s industrial heritage, hosting an impressive collection of antique machinery, cars and of course the main show - steam trains. An exciting array of activities is on the program this year, all of it family friendly.
The Rally Ground will be a steam enthusiasts dream, with a huge showcase of steam-era machinery. A dedicated kids area will feature face painting, jumping castles, coal shovelling, miniature railway rides, trackless trains, food stalls plus more. There will be an entry donation of $2 for this area (under 16's free).
Maitland Station is the centre of the event with merchandise, kids rides and the main stage – it’s also the best vantage point to see all the vintage steam and diesel trains pull into the station! Nearby Church Street is where you will find all the markets, with a collection of over 100 stalls.
Head to Maitland Park on the Sunday to browse the Show n Shine, with over 400 cars of all makes and models on display.
Coming to Maitland on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April, you can find the arrival timetable of trains on the website, along with more information. Visit www.steamfest.com.au