Country Show Guide

Shows in Dorset

Your online guide to country shows, game fairs and events in Dorset!  We aim to provide the most complete calendar of events throughout the Dorset area. If you have a festival, fair, show or event you would like adding to our Dorset events calendar - please contact us.

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show 2014

From: 05/07/2014 To: 06/07/2014

Moor Farm, Chickerell Nr Weymouth, , Knights in the Bottom, Dorset, England
    The Show is organised & managed by the Portland Steam & Vintage Show Limited and is an annual event held each summer in Dorset.  The Show was founded in...
Eat Dorset Food Fair 2013

From: 19/10/2013 To: 20/10/2013
Opening Times: 10am-4pm

Parnham House,, Beaminster, , , Dorset, England
EAT DORSET    brings together the very best produce and producers from across Dorset and the surrounding Counties. Over sixty stalls showcasing the quality and diversity of...
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Motoring Pageant 2014

Opening Times: No show in 2013

Turnpike Showground, Motcombe, , , Dorset, England
For 2013 we will unfortunately not be holding the show, however we will be back in 2014...
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show 2014

From: 20/08/2014 To: 20/08/2014

Turnpike Showground, Shaftsbury, , Motcombe, Dorset, England
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2014

From: 27/08/2014 To: 31/08/2014

Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum, , , Dorset, England
  If you're looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of...
Hotel & Catering Show 2014

From: 11/03/2014 To: 12/03/2014

Bournemouth BIC, Bournemouth, , , Dorset, England
Don’t miss the all-new Hotel & Catering Show 2013 in Bournemouth. There is a lot happening in the South of England hospitality sector and the event is changing to represent...
May Sheep Fair & Sale 2014

From: 06/05/2014 To: 07/05/2014

Exeter Livestock Centre, , , , Devon, England
Show Day – Tuesday 6th May Sale Day – Wednesday 7th...
Melplash Show 2014

From: 21/08/2014 To: 21/08/2014
Opening Times: 8.30 - 18.00

West Bay Showground, Bridport, , , Dorset, England
                The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 21nd August 2014. Attracting around 18,000...
Sherborne Castle Country Fair 2013

From: 27/05/2013 To: 27/05/2013

, , , , Dorset, England
The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day...
Spirit Of The Sea Festival 2013

From: 01/06/0201 To: 28/07/2013
Opening Times: Please check show web site for full list of events

, , , , Dorset, England
Wessex Folk Festival 2013

From: 31/05/2013 To: 02/06/2013

Weymouth Harbourside, , , , Dorset, England
Initially agricultural, tourism is now the primary industry with the county receiving 18 million visitors a year. Over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dorset is famous for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, as well as the holiday resorts of Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Swanage, and Lyme Regis.
Dorset is the principal setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, who was born in the county, as was William Barnes, whose poetry celebrates and preserves the ancient Dorset dialect. Dorset is largely rural with many small villages, few large towns and no cities.
Tourism has grown in Dorset since the late 18th century and is now the predominate industry. It is estimated that 37,500 people work in Dorset's tourism sector 3.2 million British tourists and 326,000 foreign tourists visited the county in 2008.
Dorset hosts a number of annual festivals, fairs and events including the Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford, one of the largest events of its kind in Europe,and the Bournemouth Air Festival, a free air show that attracted 1.3 million visitors in 2010.The Spirit of the Seas is a maritime festival held in Weymouth and Portland. Launched in 2008, the festival features sporting activities, cultural events and local entertainers.The Dorset County Show, which was first held in 1841, is a celebration of Dorset's relationship with agriculture. The two day event showcases local produce and livestock and attracts some 55,000 people.In addition to the smaller folk festivals held in towns such as Christchurch and Wimborne, Dorset holds several larger musical events such as Camp Bestival, Endorse It In Dorset, End of the Road and the Larmer Tree Festival.


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