Fawley Hill Steam & Vintage Transport Festival

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May 2024

Get ahead of the crowd, limited tickets on sale now. Grab yours online using our exclusive discount code EarlyBird10. On-site tickets will also available over the event weekend.

FREE transport to and from henley on thames station!


Join us for a weekend of amazing exhibits, great music and delicious food all whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support!

FREE tickets are available for children 11 & under.

Carers accompanying disabled visitors have FREE entry to the Festival. Special FREE car park area for Blue Badge holders.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Gates open:

Fri 17th May 10:00 – 23:30

Sat 18th May 10:00 – 23:30

Sun 19th May 10:00 – 18:00

Anticipated Attractions Include:

Ride on a 110-year-old steam engine from a Victorian railway station with the steepest standard gauge railway track in the world.

Over 20 species of animal in our animal sanctuary can be seen from your train ride.


Explore the exhibits from camels & horses, to spitfires, cycles, motorcycles, cars, boats, planes, traction engines, steam rollers, tanks, tractors and buses!

Live music and entertainment from noon – night!

The Crooked Billet pub, great local street food and plenty of local booze!

Autojumble, vintage and modern shops, kids’ stuff and fairground rides.

Fun family dog shows 

and more! We keep adding stuff. Don't miss out on this opportunity to have fun whilst doing good:

Local Food By The Crooked Billet

Alongside a wide range of local food vans and stands, The Crooked Billet pop-up ran by Paul Clerehugh (the second pub chef ever to win the highly coveted Craft Guild of Chefs award) cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony.

Learn more about The Crooked Billet here.

House Rules

We want to run a happy, safe event that everyone can enjoy so we do have to ask all visitors, exhibitors, traders, providers of services to adhere to our simple house rules. Remember: this is not a public site: this is our home.

In addition, I’m afraid we have boring “legislative stuff” for traders and caterers: attached if appropriate. PLEASE read these rules and adhere to them. ALL entry forms will ask you to confirm that you have read and understood and agree to comply with them.

IN ANY EMERGENCY: Turn to a Marshall, a member of FMS (at the Station) or St. John. Loose children will be taken to the Creche, run by our local Montessori Nursery School. If you need to meet someone or have become separated from your party: there is a designated Meeting Point. Lost property should be reported to the OFFICE. See your site plan.

NO LITTER! Grundons have very kindly given us BINS. PLEASE PUT YOUR RUBBISH in them or TAKE IT HOME!

NO GLASS! You are on grazing land: Glass breaks and can cause horrific injuries to people as well as animals.

NO Fag-ends or bottle tops: These KILL animals

DOGS: Welcome but on leads please: if you see a two yellow labs not on leads: they live here. PLEASE Pick up dog poo and put it in the bins: while I know it is good for the soil, humans get cross if they tread in it!

VEHICLES: Park in the designated CAR PARKS please. NO VEHICLES other than those involved in parades or giving rides are allowed to move on the showground during opening hours.  Moving vehicles must be off site by 09:45am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Vehicles on site can be moved between 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and from 5:30pm onwards on Monday.

THE PARK: This is an animal sanctuary. You can take a ride with a guide but PLEASE do NOT try to walk in the Park. The animals may look “cute” but some are perfectly capable of killing you if they have a mind to. Please don’t feed them: we do that. DO NOT throw ANYTHING over the fences. Your Dog will not “run into the park” because it will be on a lead. Remember all camelids stamp on dogs (we have Llama, Guanaco + Alpaca)

NO ALCOHOL to be brought onto the showground: there is plenty here for sale. If you are camping: keep it on the campsite please.

LOST PROPERTY Mark your personal belongings with your name + postcode. We hope you won’t lose anything; but if you do, and it is marked, it can be returned. Please take care of your possessions. Sadly, these events can attract people of evil intent.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTION PLEASE listen to our local Police, to Marshals, our ex-military Security personnel and to Members of the Fawley Museum Society (all labeled) who run our Railway. These people have your safety in mind and if they say “don’t”: DON”T and if they say “please do”: DO IT! We do not have Fat Controllers or Little Hitlers – just nice people who want the event to run smoothly. Anyone causing any form of “aggro” will be told to leave the property immediately and assisted if necessary.

PLEASE consider your neighbours: ESPECIALLY IF CAMPING OR PICNICKING. Don’t make so much noise they can’t hold conversations: don’t encroach on their space: keep dogs and children under control. DO AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY: PLEASE

WATCH WHERE YOU WALK REMEMBER please that this is farmland: fields and paths are uneven and stony. The Station Yard is VERY uneven and full of RAILS and POINTS: please take care and watch where you are putting your feet. Don’t RUN at the Station! Remember, if you trip, it really IS your fault!

We can’t believe this is necessary (but experience shows that it is):

DO NOT bring onto our land any of the following: Guns, Knives (other than catering equipment: Chefs, take care of yours!), Swords, Fireworks, Stink Bombs (sic)! any type of weapon we haven’t thought of or any DRUGS for which you have no prescription (how polite is that?). ANY animal other than a dog (on a lead) for which you have not obtained permission from us.

About Fawley Hill

Fawley Hill is the private estate of Sir William and Lady McAlpine in the heart of the English countryside. Once described by Country Life magazine as ‘the most bonkers estate in Britain’, it is home to a restored Victorian railway station, the steepest standard gauge railway track in the world, a railway museum and over 20 animal species.
Fawley Hill hosts regular steam rallies and events and is also available for weddings and private hire (corporate events, conferences, film & TV).

FREE minibus service from Henley Station to Fawley Hill at the following times to coincide with trains to and from Henley.


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DIRECTIONS: please only use roads indicated below. Even if you think you know a short cut or a better way, please resist the temptation as it will NOT be quicker.

EXHIBITORS, VIP & BLUE BADGE - please access the Exhibitor entrance via Icehouse Lane

ALL OTHER VEHICLES - General parking and BOOKED camping via Benhams Lane

Volunteers Wanted

Do you love planes, trains and automobiles?

We’re looking for volunteers to help us at the National Transport Trust Vintage Transport Festival.

You’ll get free entry to the festival where you’ll be able to see amazing exhibits, listent to great music, enjoy delicious food & help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Get in touch: [email protected]