Full steam ahead for heritage event

Published 5:00am 28 May 2023

Full steam ahead for heritage event
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

If you’re interested in learning more about machines from the past, head down to the Old Petrie Town Steam Fair this weekend.

The two-day spectacular will showcase an array of beautifully restored steam machines for the public to admire, as well as a grand parade of magnificent machinery through the ages, a celebrity breakfast cook off - steam engine style - and plenty of informative displays and demonstrations.

Other highlights of the weekend include artisan market stalls, an animal petting farm, unicorn rides, jumping castles, street food, live entertainment, roving buskers, museums and more.

Event snapshot

The 2023 Old Petrie Town Steam Fair will be held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 8am-2pm.

Head down to Old Petrie Town, located at 901 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside.

Entry is free, and parking is available onsite.

For more information, visit the What’s On Moreton Bay website or the Old Petrie Town Steam Fair Facebook page.

Join the Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society Inc

Members of the Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society Inc restore and exhibit machinery of the past. This can include anything from old steamrollers through to lawnmowers.

The group is based at Old Petrie Town and have their own workshop facilities, storage areas and exhibition areas for the public to browse.

The group has roughly 100 members, all of whom are committed to showing what these machines looked like and how they operated so visitors can have an appreciation for them.

The group is open from 9am-12pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 8am-2pm on Sundays.

For more information about the group, visit the Old Petrie Town website.

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