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Steam and Cider Fair

Saturday 10 SeptemberSteam and Cider Fair

11am to 6pm

Old Dagenham Park

Free event - no tickets required. 

Come along and enjoy some traditional entertainment and attractions to reflect the borough’s rural and industrial heritage including:

  • steam engines and machinery
  • classic cars and vehicles
  • music and dance
  • thrills and spills arena acts 
  • Stalls including crafters, local businesses and voluntary organisations  
  • rides and inflatables
  • meet the animals 
  • food and a bar serving cider and real ales
  • creative workshops and family entertainment

Further information to follow soon.

An official photographer has been commissioned by the council to take photographs and/or film at the Steam and Cider Fair. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast in LBBD publications and/or publicity materials, and websites, and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast. Should you have any queries, please contact the Events' Team at summeroffestivals@lbbd.gov.uk.

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Showcase your steam engine Toggle accordion

If you are interested in showcasing your steam engines at the Steam & Cider Fair on Saturday 10 September, please complete and return the booking form.

Steam and Cider Fair - Steam Engine Booking Form_1.docx

Steam and Cider Fair - Miniature Steam Engine Booking Form_1.docx

Return your form to:

Gurvinder Bhaker

Events Team, Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU


Showcase your classic car Toggle accordion

If you or your club would like to attend with your beautiful classic cars and vehicles then please complete and return the booking form.

Classic Vehicle Booking Form 2022.docx

Return your form to:

Gurvinder Bhaker

Events Team, Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU


Entry conditions Toggle accordion

Searches including bags will be carried out as you enter the venue.

You can bring:

  • food, or this can be purchased
  • sealed soft drinks or water
  • folding chairs or picnic rugs

Please do not bring:

  • alcohol or unsealed soft drinks
  • glass
  • BBQs or gazebos
  • weapons, drugs or legal highs
  • uncontrolled or dangerous dogs (please keep dogs on leads)

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

Access and facilities Toggle accordion


There is a public car park on site with a £3.50 charge per vehicle - entrance is via Ballards Road.

Blue Badge Holders

This year we have introduced a free Blue Badge Car Park on site that can be accessed from Ballards Road. Please display your badge as you arrive.

Public Transport

Dagenham has transport connections via Dagenham East station, which is a 15 minute walk from the venue and Dagenham Heathway station, which is a 20 minute walk from the venue. Both stations are serviced by the District line.


Old Dagenham Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths.


The site has toilets, baby change and adult changing areas.

We are working with Mobiloo to provide specialist facility with ramped access, accessible change, toilet and shower and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation near by.


Premier Inn

Camp sites

Infectious Diseases Guidance for Visitors Toggle accordion

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Infectious Diseases including Covid19 or Monkeypox.
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.


Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19.