Events & Experiences

Steam Fayre & Vintage Rally

Every year volunteers from the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) welcome thousands of visitors…

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West Somerset Railway

Every year volunteers from the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) welcome thousands of visitors to our vintage rally at Norton Fitzwarren fields over the first weekend in August.

This year’s event is on 5th & 6th August 2017.

  • Marvel at the mighty steam engines and the gleaming detail of their ‘miniature’ versions.
  • Celebrate local farming heritage with working displays, vintage tractors, Land Rovers, and stationary engines.
  • Admire hundreds of beautifully turned out classic cars and motorbikes.
  • Reminisce over vintage buses, lorries and emergency vehicles.
  • Have a go on the railway pump trolley or take a steam train ride around the rally site.

We offer something for all the family including children’s entertainments; heavy horses; crafts and market stalls; railway exhibits; arena parades and a refreshment tent selling local ales & ciders.

Entry to the rally is just £12 for adults, £10 for seniors, and is free for children under 16.

If you would like to visit the Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle rally by train, you are able to buy a discounted ticket to travel to the event which also includes your entry fee. Tickets for this cost £25.00 for adults and Seniors and £7.50 for children. 

Along with all normal services for this day we will be providing a DMU service that will leave Minehead for Bishops Lydeard at 9.15am stopping at Blue Anchor, Watchet, Williton and Bishops Lydeard. The DMU will then provide FREE shuttles all day between Bishops Lydeard and  Norton Fitzwarren. The last service out of Norton Fitzwarren will be 17.10 and will make up our last service of the day from Bishops Lydeard on Saturday.

Please be aware that the last service out of Bishops Lydeard back to Minehead on Sunday will be 16.30. 


For more information on the events and to book entry only tickets please go to

If you would like combined travel and entry to the Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally please book through the book tickets icon on this page. 


No dates for this event are available at the moment

Ticket Price
Adult/Senior One Day Rover and Rally Entry £25.00
Young Person Day Rover and Rally Entry £7.50
Bishops Lydeard to Norton Fitzwarren Shuttle times
DMU Shuttles for Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally DMU DMU DMU DMU DMU DMU DMU DMU DMU
Bishops Lydeard  10 25 11 00 11 40 12 15 13 55 14 30 15 05 15 55 17 05 
Norton Fitzwarren  10 35 11 10 11 50 12 25 14 05 14 40 15 15 16 05 17 15
Norton Fitzwarren  10 40 11 15 11 55 13 25 14 10 14 45 15 20 16 10 17 20
Bishops Lydeard  10 50 11 25 12 05 13 35 14 20 14 55 15 30 16 20 17 30



Make the most of your day by travelling by train right into the site on the free shuttle train service from Bishop's Lydeard station on the West Somerset Railway. There is free parking at the station.

Bus number 28 will take you to the station from Taunton or Minehead, or you can catch the scheduled train from Minehead to connect at Bishop's Lydeard.


Bus number 25 (not Sunday) stops near the rally site on the B3227.


Drive to postcode TA4 1BH where you will be directed to free parking at the rally site. There is also designated 'Disabled' parking.