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Easter at Fleet Air Arm Museum, 
(01425) 478470.

 

Wimborne Horticultural Society
(01202) 886343.

 

Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne, 
(01202) 883402

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne,
0845 130 2011.

 

Easter at Kingston Maurward Gardens 01305 215003

 

Easter Egg Hunt, Abbotsbury 
01305 871387. 

Easter Egg Puzzle.
Wimborne Model (01202) 881924

 

Point to Point at Badbury Rings, 
09068 446061.  

Bluebells at Kingston Lacy
(01202) 883402.

 

Shaftesbury Food Festival. 
(01747) 853514 

 

River Pageant. Wimborne
(01202) 883442

 

Vintage Classic Car Rally and Display. 
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne. 
(01202) 883402. 

Three Okeford’s Preservation Society  (01747) 811311

 

Bournemouth Natural Science Society 01305 264620.

 

27th May, Highwood Gardens
(01202) 433327 

 

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne (01202) 881924

 

Dorset Art Weeks, 
 01202 701828

 

Chettle House, near Blandford 
(01202) 842407. 

 

Wimborne Book Fair
(01258) 450808

 

Maypole dancing on village green
(01258) 857373.

 

Wimborne Drama. Tivoli Theatre,
(01202) 885566

Rocky Flower Show
(01202) 734347 

 

Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne (01202) 883402. 


Fipenny Fayre. country fair at Okeford (01258) 860415. 
 
Shaftesbury Orchestra Concert
(01747) 853788

 

Horton & Chalbury Fete. 
07771 560128 

 

St Stephen’s Church Fete, Pamphill, (01202) 886844.

 

Halstock's Annual Pram Race 
01935 891781.

 

Puddletown Carnival Tel:
01305848416.

Gussage All Saints Village Fete,
(01258) 841173

Melbury Abbas Vintage Weekend. (01747) 852265.

Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival.  01725 517624

Day of sport, adults, learning disabilities 01202 895698 

Boat Race Day,  rowing race.
(01202) 883442.

 

Wimborne  Art Exhibition and Sale. (01202) 886686.

 

 

 

 
 
Dorset Events 2018, All dates are correct at time of being published, please confirm date and event details before making travel arrangements. Yearly events are shown at the beginning of each month in light blue. The diary follows. Events may be cancelled or event dates may be subject to alteration.
 
 
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR  MARCH 2018
Annual Events
Easter Eggstraveganza Brewers Quay.
Easter egg hunt Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.
Quay to Quay vintage Classic Car Run Weymouth 
Each day Easter Egg Trail, Durlston Country Park
Easter Squash Festival Weymouth 
The Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical 
Easter Specials Swanage Railway 
Easter Egg Trail, Corfe Castle
420 Team Great Britain Sailing Championships 
Easter Egg Hunt & the Lulworth Lambs Lulworth Castle 
Wilton Hunt Point to Point Badbury Rings nr 
Fun Day -Treasure Trail, Corfe Castle

1st March 2018
Shaftesbury Snowdrops
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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1st March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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1st March 2018
Exhibition: Bridport Stations of the Cro 14:00 to 17:00
St. Peter's, Eype

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1st March 2018
Coastliners: Sea Shanty & Sea Folk Festi 11:00 to 19:00
Poole Quay

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2nd March 2018
Metropolitan Opera La Boheme 13:30 to 16:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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2nd March 2018
Majorettes & Wheelchair Baton Twirling 18:00 to 20:00
The Forster Memorial Hall, Bradpole

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2nd March 2018
Pavy Disco 19:30 to 23:45
Weymouth Pavilion

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2nd March 2018
Coastliners: Sea Shanty & Sea Folk Festi 11:00 to 19:00
Poole Quay

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3rd March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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3rd March 2018
Swanage Blues Festival
Various venues, Swanage

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3rd March 2018
Avon Heath Artisan Market 09:30
Avon Heath Country Park, Nr Ringwood

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3rd March 2018
Shaftesbury Cobbles Market 09:30 to 15:30
Shaftesbury Cobbles Market

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3rd March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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5th March 2018
Spring is Here at Abbotsbury 10:00 to 17:00
Bullers Way, Abbotsbury

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5th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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5th March 2018
Purbeck: Up Close and Personal 10:30 to 16:30
Durlston Country Park - Fine Foundation Gallery

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5th March 2018
Speed Dating in Bournemouth 19:30 to 21:45
Bar So, Exeter Road, Bournemouth

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7th March 2018
Spring is Here at Abbotsbury 10:00 to 17:00
Bullers Way, Abbotsbury

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7th March 2018
Cranborne Manor Garden Re-opens for 2018 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne

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7th March 2018
Dara O'Briain: Voice of Reason 20:00
Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth

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8th March 2018
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne

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8th March 2018
Tea Dance 14:00 to 16:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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8th March 2018
Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock 19:30 to 22:00
Weymouth Pavilion

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Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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9th March 2018
Purbeck: Up Close and Personal 10:30 to 16:30
Durlston Country Park - Fine Foundation Gallery

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9th March 2018
Steve Knightley 'Songs and Stories'
The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis

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Cottages  Camping  Map  Attractions9th March 2018
Plastic Ocean Film: British Science Week
Bournemouth, Poole & Swanage

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9th March 2018
Colmers Hill Spring Charity Fashion Show 17:30
Symondsbury Tithe Barn, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Bridport

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9th March 2018
Majorettes & Wheelchair Baton Twirling 18:00 to 20:00
The Forster Memorial Hall, Bradpole

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10th March 2018
Jazz Supper with Duncan Anselm Quartet
Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis

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10th March 2018
World Church Easter Coffee Morning 10:00 to 12:00
United Church Dorchester, South Street, Dorchester

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10th March 2018
Flower Show & Plant Fair 11:30 to 15:00
The Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne

Cottages  Camping  Map  Attractions10th March 2018
Dancing with Choirs 19:00 to 21:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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10th March 2018
Katherine Ryan 20:00
Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth


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11th March 2018
FREE Entry for Mums on Mother's Day 10:00 to 16:00
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Poole


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11th March 2018
Mother’s Day at Monkey World 10:00 to 17:00
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Nr Wareham

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11th March 2018
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 10:00 to 17:00
Cranborne Garden Centre


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11th March 2018
The Motor Car & its History: The Dawn of 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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12th March 2018
Trekking the Himalayas 14:00
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne

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12th March 2018
Wildlife Wander 10:00 to 12:00
Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester

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14th March 2018
The Motor Car & its History: The Dawn of 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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14th March 2018
Spring Flower Show 12:00 to 16:00
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne

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15th March 2018
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne

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15th March 2018
One- Off Charity Boot Camp Fitness Class 18:30 to 19:30
Barnabas Day Centre, Poole

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16th March 2018
The Ronnie Scott's All Stars 20:00 to 22:00
The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester

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17 March 2018
Blandford Forum Market

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17 March 2018
Alderholt Craft & Produce Fair
Alderholt Village Hall Dorset

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17 March 2018
Corfe Mullen Family Fun Day Fair
Venue: Corfe Mullen Village Hall Dorset

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17th March 2018
Exhibition: Bridport Stations of the Cro 14:00 to 17:00
St. Peter's, Eype

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17 March 2018
Events at Durlston Country Park: Durlston Dash
Walking Swanage Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, Swanage

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17 March 2018Open 13:30 - 16:30
Coastal Foraging and Edible Seaweed Course
Food and Drink Studland Join us on a seashore scavenge to forage for coastal plants and hunt down the very best of our Dorset seaweed. Learn what species are edible, how to harvest them, their medicinal properties and how to prepare them for eating.

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17 March 2018to4 April 2018 Open 10:30 - 16:30
Contemporary Crafts Mill Lane, Lyme Regis
Dynamic exhibition showcasing some of the best, established and emerging, UK contemporary craft-makers. Unique examples of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles and lighting will be on display.

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17 March 2018Open 19:30 - 21:30
Dorset County Orchestra - St Patrick's Day Concert
Seasonal Wimborne minster Nursery Rhymes, Ghosts, Folk Tunes from the land of Dracula and a symphony praised as Beethoven's Tenth.
Dorset County Orchestra welcomes Martin Henderson's return as guest conductor for their St Patrick's Day Concert at St Nicholas Church Corfe...

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17 March 2018Open 10:30 - 12:30
Meet Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans
Poetry & Literature Part of the South West Region of Readers project, in partnership with Literature Works and Arts Council. Harriet Evans is the bestselling author of 11 novels, writing about family and friendship in a warm and witty style. Hear about her life and...

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17 March 2018Open 19:00 - 18:30 Free
Portland Foodbank Fundraising Concert Music
Island Voices Community Choir (Portland based choir) and Dorset Wrecks (Weymouth based shanty singing group) join together to sing songs of Portland and the sea in a fundraising concert for Portland FOODBANK.
FREE entry but please bring a donation.

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Saturday 17th March 2018.10.30am – 12 noon.
Preparing for Spring with Neil Lucas
Participatory Event Wimborne Led by Knoll's owner, Neil Lucas, the UK's leading authority on ornamental grasses, this practical mini-masterclass will not only answer the most–asked question at Knoll...
17th March 2018
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour 20:00
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth

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17th March 2018
Tolpuddle Table Top Sale 10:00 to 14:00
Tolpuddle Village Hall

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17th March 2018
1st Weymouth Craft Beer Festival 12:00 to 22:00
The Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth

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17th March 2018
Strictly Come Celebrate! St Thomas' Chur 19:30 to 22:00
St. Thomas’ Church, Bournemouth

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18th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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18 March 2018Open 09:30 - 17:3015 April 2018 Open 09:30 - 17:30 Haynes Bikers' Breakfast Ride-in
Sparkford, Yeovil
Calling all biking enthusiasts! On the third Sunday of each month we host a breakfast ride-in which is open to all marques of motorcycle. As well as meeting other bikers, participants can chat over a coffee and a hearty breakfast (from a full...

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18 March 2018Open 14:00 - 15:0018 March 2018Open 16:30 - 17:30 I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo, Dorchester
Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children's author Michael Morpurgo's treasured story to life.
This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power...
Dorchester Arts, Dorchester

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18th March 2018
Archery Beginners Courses 09:30 to 14:00
Cranborne

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18th March 2018
Haynes Bikers’ Breakfast Ride-in 09:30
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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18th March 2018 Upton Wood Volunteer Day 10:00 to 13:00
Pony Drive, Upton, Poole

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18 March 2018
Cobbles Market Shaftesbury
Venue: Shaftesbury High Street Dorset

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19 March 2018
New Monday Market - Dorset Made Food Druitt Hall

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19th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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20th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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20th March 2018
Exhibition: Bridport Stations of the Cro 14:00 to 17:00
St. Peter's, Eype

20th March 2018
Earth, Hare, Fur and Water 10:30 to 16:30
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis,

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20th March 2018
Speed Dating in Bournemouth 19:30 to 21:45
Bar So, Exeter Road, Bournemouth

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21st March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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21st March 2018
The Miracle of Migration
Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle

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21st March 2018
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne

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21st March 2018
A Celebration of American Power 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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21st March 2018
Afternoon Tea with FB Pocket Orchestra 15:00 to 17:00
The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre

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22nd March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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22nd March 2018
The Poole Passion 19:00 to 21:30
Parkstone United Reformed Church, Poole

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22nd March 2018
A Celebration of American Power 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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22nd March 2018
Judy and Liza 19:30 to 22:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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22 March 2018
Blandford Forum Indoor Market
Corn Exchange Dorset

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22 March 2018
Blandford Forum Market
Dorset

23 March 2018
Craft Market in the Shambles
Corn Exchange (Shambles)Dorset

23 March 2018
Verwood Friday Market. Crafts & Produce
Verwood Memorial Hall Dorset

23rd March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

23rd March 2018
The Poole Passion 19:00 to 21:30
Parkstone United Reformed Church, Poole

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23rd March 2018
Spring Works Outing Gala
Swanage Railway, Swanage & Corfe Stations

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23rd March 2018
Majorettes & Wheelchair Baton Twirling 18:00 to 20:00
The Forster Memorial Hall, Bradpole

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24 March 2018
Blandford Forum Market
Blandford Market Place Dorset

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24th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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24th March 2018
The Scary Bikers 19:30 to 22:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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24th March 2018
Stone Carving with Jonathan Sells 10:00 to 16:00
Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Kingston Road, Langton

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 Matravers

24th March 2018
Wimborne Model Town Grand Opening 10:00
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens, King Street, Wimborne

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24th March 2018
Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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25th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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25th March 2018
Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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25th March 2018
Wheelchair Rugby Training 11:00 to 14:00
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Poole

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25th March 2018
Sunday Night Comedy with Ardal O’Hanlon 19:30 to 22:00
Weymouth Pavilion

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26th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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26th March 2018
Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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27th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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27th March 2018
Talk in The Garden Room at Cranborne 11:00 to 12:30
The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre

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27th March 2018
Motionhouse - Charge 19:45 to 22:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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28th March 2018
Cranborne Manor Garden Open 09:00 to 17:00
Cranborne

28th March 2018
The Illegal Eagles 19:45 to 22:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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29th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

29th March 2018
Spring is Here at Abbotsbury 10:00 to 17:00
Bullers Way, Abbotsbury

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29th March 2018
Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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29th March 2018
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 09:30 to 11:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne

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29th March 2018
Go Now!: The Music Of The Moody Blues 19:30 to 22:00
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

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30th March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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30th March 2018
Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt at Corfe
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.

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30th March 2018
Wimborne Model Town Easter Egg Hunt
Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, King Street, Wimborne.

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30th March 2018
Drama School For A Day 09:00 to 17:00
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts

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30th March 2018
Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts at Farmer Pa 10:00 to 16:00
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Poole

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30th March 2018
Easter Holiday 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington

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30th March 2018
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 to 17:00
Cranborne Garden Centre

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30th March 2018
Easter Eggstravaganza at Monkey World! 10:00 to 17:00
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Nr Wareham

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30th March 2018
Easter Weekend: Let’s Get Cracking! 10:00 to 16:00
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park , Dorchester

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30th March 2018
Easter Bunny Egg Hunt 10:00 to 17:00
Putton Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth

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30th March 2018
Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Abbotsbury 10:00 to 17:00
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury

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30th March 2018
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 to 16:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne

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30th March 2018
Easter At Lulworth 10:30 to 17:00
Lulworth Castle

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30th March 2018
Easter Trail at Durlston Castle 10:30
Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage

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30th March 2018
Haynes Motorland Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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30th March 2018
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 to 15:30
Knoll Beach, Studland

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30th March 2018
Easter Trail at Durlston Country Park 10:30 to 15:30
Durlston Country Park

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30th March 2018
Wareham Beerex 11:00 to 23:00
Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham

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30th March 2018
Majorettes & Wheelchair Baton Twirling 18:00 to 20:00
The Forster Memorial Hall, Bradpole

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30 March 2018
Verwood Friday Market. Crafts & Produce
Verwood Memorial Hall Dorset

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30 March 2018 to31 March 2018
The 9th Annual Big Bournemouth Beer Festival
Festival Bournemouth Now in its 9th year, the hugely popular Big Bournemouth Beer Festival returns to the Bournemouth International Centre. Various Opening Times

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30 March 2018t o31 March 2018
Wareham Beerex Festival Wareham
Wareham Easter BEEREX is an exhibition of Real Ales from around the country & beyond. We have 35+ real ales from all over the country - covering a wide range of tastes and preferences. This year, for our 25th Anniversary

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31 March 2018
Blandford Forum Market Blandford Market Place
Dorset

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31 March 2018 Open 10:00 - 16:00
Eat Dorset Abbotsbury Gardens Fete/Fair
Eat Dorset Food Fair at Abbotsbury Gardens. Kicking off the foodie season with lots of local, seasonal produce on offer.

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31st March 2018
Exhibition: Colin Bentley’s Jurassic Coa
Dorset County Museum, 66 High West St., Dorchester

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31st March 2018
Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies 10:30 to 16:00
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil
 
31st March 2018Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt at Corfe
Corfe Castle, nr Swanage.

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31st March 2018
Wimborne Model Town Easter Egg Hunt
Wimborne Model Town & Gardens, King Street, Wimborne.

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31st March 2018
Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts at Farmer Pa 10:00 to 16:00
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Poole

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31st March 2018
Easter Holiday 10:00 to 17:00
The Tank Museum, Bovington

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31st March 2018
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 to 17:00
Cranborne Garden Centre

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31st March 2018
Easter Eggstravaganza at Monkey World! 10:00 to 17:00
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Nr Wareham

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31st March 2018
Easter Weekend: Let’s Get Cracking! 10:00 to 16:00
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park , Dorchester

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31st March 2018
Easter Bunny Egg Hunt 10:00 to 17:00
Putton Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth

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31st March 2018
Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Abbotsbury 10:00 to 17:00
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury

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31st March 2018
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 to 16:00
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne

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31st March 2018
Easter At Lulworth 10:30 to 17:00
Lulworth Castle

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31st March 2018
Easter Trail at Durlston Castle 10:30
Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage

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31st March 2018Haynes Motorland Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 to 16:00 Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil

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31st March 2018Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 to 15:30
Knoll Beach, Studland

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31st March 2018Easter Trail at Durlston Country Park 10:30 to 15:30
Durlston Country Park

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31st March 2018 Wareham Beerex 11:00 to 23:00
Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham

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31st March 2018
Eat Dorset Food Fair 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury

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31st March 2018
Bugs and Buds 10:30 to 12:00
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne

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31st March 2018
The Wurzels & Skimmity Hitchers 19:00
Bridport Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR APRIL 2018
Annual Events
Easter at Fleet Air Arm Museum, (01425) 478470.
Wimborne Horticultural Society (01202) 886343.
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne,  (01202) 883402
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, 0845 130 2011.
Easter at Kingston Maurward Gardens 01305 215003
Easter Egg Hunt, Abbotsbury  01305 871387. 
Easter Egg Puzzle. Wimborne Model (01202) 881924
Point to Point at Badbury Rings,  09068 446061.  
Bluebells at Kingston Lacy (01202) 883402.
River Pageant. Wimborne (01202) 883442
Weymouth Easter Football Youth  Sports Club
Fun Day -Treasure Trail, Corfe Castle
Charmouth and Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 
Optimist Team Great Britain Sailing Championships 
Branch Line Weekend, Swanage Railway 
Portman Hunt Point to Point Badbury Rings nr 
Spring Festival Gaunts House nr Wimborne 
St Georges Weekend at Honeybrook nr Wimborne 
Swanage Charity & Classic Car Display
Lodmoor Wild life Walk Lodmoor RSPB Reserve
The Friends of Upton Country Park Annual Book Sale

 
Sunday 1st April 2018
Easter Bonnet Parade 2018
Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets.Lyme Regis
Easter Bonnet Parade 2-4pm

1st April 2018
Easter Sunday Fun at Queens Park Golf Club
Woodpecker Cafe Dorset


05 April 2018
Blandford Forum Indoor Market
Corn Exchange Dorset
 
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05 April 2018
Blandford Forum Market
Blandford Market PlaceDorset
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06 April 2018
Verwood Friday Market. Crafts & Produce
Verwood Memorial Hall Dorset
 
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07 April 2018
Craft and Produce Market
Barrington Centre
Dorset

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8 April 2018 Open 08:00 - 14:00
Health-on-Line Bournemouth Bay Run 2018
Bournemouth The Health-on-Line Bournemouth Bay Run in association with the British Heart Foundation takes place on Sunday 8th April 2018. Choose from a variety of distances all taking place against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s famous seven-mile stretch of coast.

21 April 2018
Coastliners - Sea Shanty and Sea Folk Festival
Festival Poole
Coming to Old Poole Town on 21st April 2018 - Coastliners is a family-friendly festival bringing traditional sea shanties and sea-folk back to the good people of Dorset. It's time to sea what you've been missing out on and celebrate the cultural. Various Opening Times
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR MAY 2018
Annual Events
Shaftesbury Food Festival.  (01747) 853514
Garland Day Abbotsbury. 
International Fireworks Display
Weymouth Gig Racing Regatta – Weymouth 
Weymouth Trawler Race 
Weymouth Old Harbour Oyster Festival – 
The Abbey Hill Steam and Country Fair 
Weymouth International Beach Kite 
Vintage Classic Car Rally and Display. 
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne.  (01202) 883402. 
Three Okeford’s Preservation Society  (01747) 811311
Bournemouth Natural Science Society 01305 264620.
27th May, Highwood Gardens (01202) 433327 
Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne (01202) 881924
Dorset Art Weeks,  01202 701828
Chettle House, near Blandford  (01202) 842407. 
Wimborne Book Fair (01258) 450808
The Sherborne festival (over 5 weeks)
Maypole dancing on village green (01258) 857373.
 

 

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4 May 2018to6 May 2018
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the whole family. The Festival seeks to enthuse young people about science, earth sciences in particular.
Enjoy walks, talks,...


4 May 2018to8 May 2018
Sherborne Abbey Music Festival 2018
Sherborne's Annual Abbey Music Festival, with a full programme of concerts. See website for full details. Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.


5 May 2018to6 May 2018
Quayside Music Festival, Weymouth Harbourside Weymouth
Every Bank Holiday weekend sees Quayside Music Festival take up it’s residency on Weymouth Harbour for a 2-day festival showcasing the best live music in town. With a large stage overlooking the harbour, a big screen, outdoor bars, food stalls,

5 May 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
VenFest18 Festival Lytchett Minster, Poole
Food & Venison Festival-Lots of Family fun, live music, live cooking demos, falconry displays, childrens activities, copious amounts of food and drink, dogs on leads welcome.

12 May 2018to13 May 2018Open 11:00 - 04:00 Free
MillFest Festival Lyme Regis National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme's working watermill. Town Mill, Lyme Regis

25 May 2018 to28 May 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00 Free
Purbeck Pirate Festival
Festival Swanage a Free festival for Pirates, mermaids and anyone else who wants to join in. with stalls , living history, re-enactments and a childrens area. there will be a disco for the children on friday evening with prizes for the best pirate.

28 May 2018
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
Location: Sherborne Castle, New Rd, Sherborne, Dorset
Telephone: 01749 814041

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DORSET EVENTS FOR JUNE 2018
Annual Events
Nature by Nightfall & BBQ, Studland, Dorset.
The Sherborne Festival (over 5 weeks), 
Youth National Powerboat Championships. 
National Beach Handball Championships
Western Counties ASA Open Water Swimming Championships — Weymouth Bay
Wells to Weymouth Vintage Car Run
Wimborne Drama. Tivoli Theatre, (01202) 885566
Rocky Flower Show (01202) 734347 
Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne (01202) 883402. 
Fipenny Fayre. country fair at Okeford (01258) 860415.  Shaftesbury Orchestra Concert (01747) 853788
 

2 June 2018 to3 June 2018
Wessex Folk Festival Weymouth
Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the picturesque harbourside. Workshops and traditional music sessions.


8 June 2018to10 June 2018
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival
Wimborne Minster As is traditional, on the second weekend of June, Wimborne will come alive with the annual Folk Festival as the streets, pubs and concert halls are filled with morris dancers, music – and much more!


9 June 2018 to10 June 2018 Open 10:00 - 17:00
Cheese & Chilli Festival Christchurch
The Cheese & Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. Traders selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as craft and retail stands. Entertainments include PIG RACING, Falconry displays, Punch & Judy, Magic and more.


10 June 2018 - 16 June 2018
Bridport Food Festival
Location: Asker Meadow, Lee Ln, Bridport, Dorset
 

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DORSET EVENTS FOR JULY 2018
Annual Events
Horton & Chalbury Fete.  01258 840840 
St Stephen’s Church Fete, Pamphill, (01202) 886844.
Halstock's Annual Pram Race  01935 891781.
Puddletown Carnival Tel: 01305848416.
Gussage All Saints Village Fete, (01258) 841173
Melbury Abbas Vintage Weekend. (01747) 852265.
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival.  01725 517624
Day of sport, adults, learning disabilities 01202 895698 
Boat Race Day,  rowing race. (01202) 883442.
Wimborne  Art Exhibition and Sale. (01202) 886686.
DORSET MARITIME FESTIVAL – Portland Port. 
Town Tennis  - Weymouth Tennis Clubs. 
Upwey OPEN GARDENS – Upwey Village. 
GOOSEBERRY FAYRE – Portland. 
Maritime Modelling Festival, 
Radipole Lake, Weymouth Pavilion & Pleasure Pier 
WAIL GAMES WEEKEND - Tank Museum. Bovington.
KS OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - WPNSA 
WEYMOUTH TOWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 
 Abbotsbury Sub- Tropical Gardens. Open-air concert. 
Upwey Society Open Gardens 
Weymouth's International Maritime Modelling Festival.
Swanage Carnival Week 
CEREMONY OF THE KEYS Portland Castle. 
THE PORTLAND STEAM & VINTAGE SHOW 
WEYMOUTH SAILING REGATTA 
FOOTIE FEVER — Weymouth Beach 
LIFEBOAT WEEK — Weymouth Harbour 
WEYMOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC 
GOOSEBERRY FAYRE Weston Road, Portland 
 

 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2018
Annual Events
LIFEBOAT WEEK. WEYMOUTH SAILING REGATTA – 
DUCKTOWN VILLAGE FAYRE – Southwell Portland. 
WEYMOUTH GOLF CLUB – CHARITY WEEK – 
WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL DAY & INTERNATIONAL 
Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens SWAN FAYRE – A 
Summer Fireworks Weymouth Beach/Bay. Weymouth 
International Canoe Championships, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. 
INTERNATIONAL CANOE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 
Weymouth Bay Swim, Weymouth Bay.
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, 
Victorian Festival, The Nothe Fort, Weymouth. 
Golf Club Charity Week, Weymouth Golf Club. 
Cadet National Sailing Championships, Weymouth 
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL — Nothe Fort 
WEYMOUTU GOLF CLUB CHARITY WEEK 
CADET NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 
Weymouth Bus Pull, Weymouth seafront. 
Weymouth RAF Town Show, Weymouth Pavilion 
WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL &  FIREWORK DISPLAY -
ENDUROMAN CHESIL - WFNSA Endurance 
420 National Sailing Championships, Weymouth 
National Open Bowls Tournament,
Weymouth & Portland Bowls Clubs. 
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, Weymouth Beach 
Swan Fayre, Swannery, Abbotsbury. A country fayre 
Dragon Boat Challenge Race, Weymouth Bay. 
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, Weymouth Beach 
Lodmoor Wildlife Walk, Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, 
Sept Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, 
Family Fun Day, Radipole Lake, Weymouth.
Great Dorset Steam FairTarrant Hinton, Nr Blandford,
Fun Day & Dog Show  01929 480474 

 
 
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Annual Events
DORSET STEAM FAIR. DORSET’S 
WEYMOUTH CHARITY FUN WALK 
National J24 Sailing Championships, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. 
Dorchester Show, Cokers Frome Showground, 
Waterfest 2006, Weymouth Harbour. 
Grand Charity Fete, Red Triangle, Portland. 
Wimborne Horticultural Society Summer Show
Allendale Centre, Wimborne. 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland. 
Water Festival - Weymouth Harbour 
Wimborne Tourist Information Centre 
Great Charity Fun Walk, Weymouth seafront. 
YYS Fladen International Boat Angling Challenge, 
International J24 Sailing World Championships, 
INTERNATIONAL J24 SAILING WORLD C
Dumble Bimble Fun Run, YMCA Reforne, Portland. 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland. 
Honeybrook Ploughing Competition
Food Festival   Stapehill Abbey, Ferndown, .
Wessex Classic Car Show, Tank Museum, Bovington. 
Autumn Wedding Fair, 
Moors Valley Wood Fair Moors Valley Country Park, 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland.
 

1st & 2nd September 2018
Welcome to Dorset County Showthe two day Dorset County Show which takes place on the first weekend in September.
The Show is continually developing and introducing new attractions such as the Shopping@theAvenue Marquee, Heavy Horse Village and the Dorset Artisan Craft Marquee. the weekend showcases rural skills, local food and drink producers, Main Ring entertainment and a wide variety of trade stands.

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DORSET EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2018
Annual Events
Gillingham Carnival Day 
WORLD BOAT ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Corfe Castle Events 
Purbeck Film Festival 
LIONS BEACH MOTOCROSS Weymouth Beach. 
Half Term Fun, Lulworth Castle. 
Halloween Activities, Corfe Castle

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DORSET EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2018
Annual Events
 
Annual Diesel Day, Swanage steam railway,
Portland Fair, Portland. 
Weymouth Guy Fawkes celebrations, Weymouth 
REMEMBRANCE PARADE & CEREMONY –  
SWITCHING ON WEYMOUTH’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.
GUY FAWKES BONFIRE & FIREWORKS 
Christchurch Fireworks Stanpit Recreation Ground.
Wareham, Dorset.  A Celebration of Dorset Food 
Swanage Railway Open Days 
Bournmouth Christmas Lights Switch On

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DORSET EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2018
 
Annual Events

FAMILY PANTOMIME - Weymouth Pavilion
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – 
Christmas late night shopping. Christmas Lights Dorset Farmers Market and entertainment 
Santa Specials, Swanage Railway
NEW YEARS EVE FANCY DRESS REVELRY Weymouth Visitor Centre, Knoll Beach, Studland. 01929 450259


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DORSET MARKETS

MONTHLY FARMER’S MARKET

Fresh local produce, straight from the farm
Wimborne Minster 
Second  Friday of the month in the Corn Exchange.
Blandford Forum
Second Friday of the month in the Corn Exchange.
Shaftesbury
First Saturday of the month at the Town Hall
Sturminster Newton
Fourth Friday in the market place.
Gillingham
Fourth Saturday at the Methodist Chapel.
Dorchester
Fist Saturday of the month at Poundbury
Poole
Third Sunday of the month in Old Orchard Plaza.
Wareham
Fourth Thursday of the month on the Quay.
ALL YEAR ROUND MARKETS

Wimborne Minster
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Blandford Forum
Thursdays and Saturdays
Shaftesbury
Thursdays
Christchurch
Mondays
Dorchester
Wednesdays
Ringwood
Wednesdays
Salisbury
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Wareham
Thursdays

 

 

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