Hunter Valley Steamfest future dates include:
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April, 2020
April 2021 – Dates TBC
Steamfest is spread over a large area of Maitland, with the Maitland Station Precinct being the central event area. Other areas include the Rally Ground, Church Street, Railway Street and Maitland Park on the Sunday.
Hunter Valley Steamfest will be held on the Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2020.
Check back soon for an announcement on when tickets will go on sale.
Unfortunately no, due to the heritage constraints with the rail carriages used at Steamfest there is not enough space to allow wheelchair access on the trains.
We will have a Wheelchair and Pram storage area next to our ticketing tent that patrons are more than welcome to leave their wheelchairs and prams at.
Unfortunately no, due to the heritage constraints with the rail carriages used at Steamfest there is no provision for pram storage on the trains.
Steamfest has pram storage available at the ticketing tent which is located at the Maitland Station Precinct.
Once tickets are on sale, you can purchase via the Steamfest website which is available 24 hours.
Alternatively, visit the Maitland Visitor Information Centre between 10.00am and 3.00pm or you can call on 02 4931 2877.
Tickets can be purchased at the event from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend.
Please note: if a journey is sold out prior to the event then no tickets will be available at the event for this journey.
The finish line for The Great Train Race will be East Maitland Train Station.
The start line for The Great Train Race is Hanbury Junction located prior to Waratah Station. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Tiger Moths above you as they will circle around the start line prior to the race.
In 2019, locomotives 3265 and 3526 went head to head with a Tiger Moth aeroplane in The Great Train Race.
Check back in soon for more details about who will battle it out in 2020.
Yes, you will have allocated seating on the Steam Train.
Your carriage and seat number will be printed on your ticket.
Steamfest volunteers will be present on the day if you have questions regarding your seating.
Green Steam is an initiative where $2.00 from every ticket sold will help support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives.
For more information, visit www.steamfest.com.au/information/green-steam/.
Please check back soon for the Steam Engines attending Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest in 2020.
Yes, any tickets on steam and heritage diesel train journeys that haven’t been sold out prior to the festival will be available to purchase from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend.
To avoid missing out on your preferred trip we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance.
Infants under two years of age do not need a ticket provided they sit on a parents or guardians lap and do not take up a seat.
If you choose not to purchase a ticket for an infant they will not be entitled to any inclusions on the specialty journeys.
Please see our ticketing conditions here.
The first train journey leaves around 9.00am on Saturday and 9.15am on Sunday.
General activities, entry to the rally ground and market stalls commence at 9.00am both days.
The Show ‘n’ Shine is a large scale vintage car display featuring over 400 cars and rock ‘n’ roll entertainment.
It is held in Maitland Park on the SUNDAY ONLY (14 April).
It is a great opportunity for car clubs to bring along and show off a wide range of their cars.
No, it is free to visit the Maitland Station Precinct, market stalls and entertainment area.
Entry into the Steamfest Rally Ground is $2.00, however persons under the age of 16 years are free.
If you wish to take a rail journey on a steam or diesel engine then you will need to purchase a ticket. To avoid missing out on your preferred trip we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance.
Any rail journey tickets not sold out prior to the festival will be available to purchase from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend.
The Show ‘n’ Shine is located in Maitland Park, a short five minute walk from the Maitland Station Precinct.
Concession tickets are for Aged Pensioners, Seniors Card Holders, Children Under 17, Government Pension (including people with a disability) and Companion Card holders only.
No, the Show ‘n’ Shine takes place on the SUNDAY ONLY (14 April).
The easiest way to get to Steamfest is by train.
NSW Trains will be running additional services to Maitland Station which will place you right in the heart of Steamfest. For further information on travelling by train please visit the Public Transport page.
For those who can’t catch the train, there are a number of car parks available in Maitland just a few minute’s walk away from the Maitland Station Precinct.
For further information on parking please visit the Getting Here page.
No, the Show ‘n’ Shine is free entry for all.
There are a number of car parks around Maitland.
We suggest parking at the entrance to Maitland Park on Elgin Street and use the pedestrian walk way over the Highway.
Yes, anyone can bring their vintage or show car along to the Show ‘n’ Shine.
If you do bring your car along, it is just a $10 fee.
The money raised from this will be donated to First Chance.
Yes, Transport NSW will be operating their regular timetable and will also include some additional services.
For the latest timetable and to plan your trip please visit transportnsw.info
If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities with Steamfest, please contact Maitland Events on 02 4931 2801 or [email protected]
The Rally Ground is located a short 100 metre (approximately five minute) walk from Maitland Train Station.
Yes, the entry fee is $2.00 per person, however persons under 16 years are free.
The Rally Ground features one of Australia’s largest collections of portable engines, traction engines and vintage farming equipment brought together in the one place, as well as a range of kid’s activities, food stalls and more.