From steam rollers that built our roads to steam-powered machinery that cleared the land and assisted to harvest the North-West’s crops, once again Tasmanians can touch their own history at the Sheffield Steam Heritage Centre, March 9-11 .
SteamFest is not just about traction engines, it is a showcase of the history of Tasmanian agriculture. Every piece of machinery at SteamFest has an amazing story and those stories are often intertwined with the histories of North-West residents as many of the machines at SteamFest built the roads locals now drive on, or were worked by ancestors of today’s residents.
This year’s event features pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, steam-powered chaff cutting, threshing, straw pressing, rock crushing, draught horse ploughing, a working bullock team, tractor pulling and a genuine 1890s Letterpress printing machine.
Each day is fun-packed with entertainment for the whole family including steam train rides every half hour, archery, musicians, over 100 stalls and much more!
SteamFest opens 9.30am daily from March 9-11 and features the hugely impressive Grand Parade at 3pm each day. For more details, please click on the Events Tab.