STEAM AGE IDA BAY Festival 2018


This year the Ida Bay Railway has teamed up with SteamFest Tasmania to introduce a family oriented, two day inclusive community festival, celebrating southern Tasmania’s unique railway heritage at Ida Bay.
Leveraging the expertise of Steam Fest Tasmania – who have run a similar event in Sheffield, Tasmania for the past 24 years, Steam Age Ida Bay Festival 2018 will host working steam machines being demonstrated, stallholders exhibiting/providing services and products of the steam age era as well as family entertainment.

I envisage the proposed Festival to be a tourism boost and foresee it being of great benefit to Dover, Southport, Ida Bay and indeed the whole Huon Valley community.The Huon Valley Council wholeheartedly supports the inaugural Steam Age Ida Bay Festival 2018.




ADRIANA TAYLOR – Commissioner

STEAM AGE IDA BAY Festival 2018

29th, 30th September, 1st October

Experience the wildness at Australia's southern-most location


The heart and soul of Steam Age Ida Bay is its impressive assembly of steam and antique machinery. Be part of the annual event in the southern-most Tasmania and see how things were done in days gone by at the interactive Rally Ground display, featuring a vast array of antique machinery from all over Australia including traction and portable engines.


Steam Age Ida Bay features a diverse program of family friendly entertainment. Enjoy live music, roving performance, historic heritage walks, over 100 market stalls, gourmet food stalls and more.

Price for Online

Family (2 adult + 2 Children)- $36
Additional Child – $5
Adults – $16
Concession – $12
Children (6yrs to 14yrs) – $8
Under 6yrs – Over 90yrs – Free

Price at Gate

Family (2 adult + 2 Children)- $45
Additional Child – $8
Adults – $20
Concession – $16
Children (6yrs to 14yrs) – $10
Under 6yrs – Over 90yrs – Free

GOT FOUR+ HOURS TO SPARE? WE NEED YOU! Want to be a part of Tasmania’s southern-most country festival? Contact our volunteer coordinator now! 
Play guitar, accordian, fiddle etc – and want to be part of the Steam Age Ida Bay in September this year? No charge to come – keep what you can make – but get in touch with us today! 


Huon Valley Community Bank Bendigo Bank

We appreciate every one of our sponsors and invite other businesses, organizations and individuals to consider sponsoring Steam Age Ida Bay generally or for specific activities. Contact us to find out how you can become a sponsor.

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