Skip to main content

We’re sorry, but some website eforms might be unavailable tonight (28 January 2020) between 10pm and 11pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Steam and Cider Fair

Steam and Cider Fair 2019Steam and Cider Fair

Saturday 29 June 2019

11am to 6pm

Old Dagenham Park

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
  • local music and dance
  • stalls, rides, food and a bar serving cider and real ales
  • workshops and family entertainment

Steam & Cider Leaflet.pdf


Parking will be located opposite Old Dagenham park at The Leys park.

Please note there is a £3.50 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park.

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

Keep up to date with the Steam & Cider Fair

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thrills & Spills Arena Toggle accordion

11.30am - Ferret World

12.15pm - Moto Stunts International Motorcycle and Quad Team

1pm - The Essex Dog Display Team

1.45pm - Ferret World

2.30pm - Parade of Power

3.05pm - Classic car and vehicle parade

3.40pm - Mayor's speech

4pm - The Essex Dog Display Team

4.45pm - Moto Stunts International Motorcycle and Quad Team

Cider Stage Toggle accordion

11.30am - Hilltop Ceildh Band

12noon - Slovak Group

12.15pm - Katie Guyton Stage School

12.35pm - Delvis Elvis and friends

1.30pm - Dolly & Kenny 

2.15pm - Jordan Academy of Irish Dancing

2.45pm - Hilltop Ceildh Band

3.25pm - Delvis Elvis and friends

4.25pm - Dusty Peddlers 

5.30pm - Dolly & Kenny

Workshops and displays Toggle accordion

Circus skills workshop - 11am and 4.30pm

Punch & Judy show - 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Wellgate Farm's farmyard animals - 11am to 5pm

Owl's World - 11am to 6pm

Don't be a Cress Head workshop - 12noon to 3pm

Hobby Horse Derby - 11am to 4pm

Horse & Carriage rides (£2 per adult and £1 per under 16 year old child) - 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm 

Meet our Nutkins strollers, the giant squirrels, at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Exhibiting Toggle accordion

If you wish to exhibit at any or all of the events please complete the stallholder’s form.

Stallholders guidance pack

Stallholders application form 

We look forward to working with you on making 2019 another successful year of events!

Return your form to:

June Wright

Room 101, Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

020 8227 5900

Showcase your steam engine Toggle accordion

If you are interested in showcasing your steam engines at the Steam & Cider Fair on Saturday 29 June, please complete and return the booking form.

Steam and Cider Fair - Steam engine booking form

Steam and Cider Fair - Miniature steam engine booking form

Return your form to:

Gurvinder Bhaker

Room 101, Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

020 8227 5267

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.

Steam and Cider Fair - Classic vehicle booking form

Return your form to:

Gurvinder Bhaker

Room 101, Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

020 8227 5267

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