Since 1994, the Tasmanian SteamFest has been held the first weekend of every March (a long weekend here!)in the town of Sheffield in North West Tasmania. In 2015 9000 patrons visited our 21st SteamFest – the largest event we have ever held
SteamFest transforms our site in Spring Street into a festival like no other: over 100 food and craft stalls set up across the site, steam machinery demonstrations running all day, and the usual quiet emptiness filled with happy crowds and smoke, engine sounds and the whistle of the steam train crossing the site all day long. SteamFest has won several major awards, most recently with a Silver Award in the 2014 Tasmanian State Tourism Awards – Festival Category.
Over that time Sheffield has become known as “The Town of Murals” for the murals which can be found painted on walls and buildings all over this lovely country town. Since 2003 Sheffield has been holding what has become an International MuralFest competition which attracts artists from all over the world. While at SteamFest – make sure you take the time to see the murals around Sheffield!