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Dorset Events

January
Blandford Potato Day
Bridport Potato Day
February
Drimpton Potato Day
Maiden Newton Potato Day
Snowdrop Sundays at Mapperton
March
Easter Egg Hunts
Shaftesbury Book Fair
Sherborne Castles 10k ‘multi-terrain’ Running Race
Spring Bulbs & Daffodils Weekend
April
Animal Handling Day
Classic Cars on the Prom
Easter By The Beach
Spring Craft Fair
Wyld Easter Family Week
May
Beach Kite Festival
Blandford Georgian Fayre
Charity Ride for Lewis-Manning Hospice
Eastreet Art & Craft Fairs
Food & Wine Festival
Garland Day
Grand Shaftesbury Run
Minterne Gardens Family Open Day
Open Access between the Old and New Castle grounds
Pine Walk Open Air Art Exhibition
Shaftesbury Local Food Festival
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Retriever Event & Rare Breeds Show
Swanage Walking Festival
June
Beaminster Arts Festival
Bournemouth Live! Music Festival
Bridport Food Festival
Chettle Village Fete
CorFest
Dorchester Festival
Fathers Day at Farmer Palmers
Gillingham Festival
Shaftesbury Book Fair
Southern Lights Festival
Wimborne Folk Festival
July
5th Annual Motorcycle Ride Out
Bourne Free Pride Festival
Country Fayre @ the Barley Mow
Dorset Opera Festival
Evolve Festival
Illyria Outdoor Theatre “Robin Hood
Kids Fun Festival
Mosterton Summer Show
Shakespeare at Brownsea Theatre
Steamed up @ the Barley Mow
Summer Ball
Swanage Regatta and Carnival
Tolpuddle Martyrs Procession
Viking Open Weekend
Yetminster Fair
‘Classics at the Castle’ Classic Car Show
August
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Fireworks Proms
Divinemoon Festival
Flowers by Candlelight
Gaunts House Summer Gathering
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show
Great Dorset Chilli Festival
Great Dorset Steam Fair
Illyria Outdoor Theatre
IRONMAN UK Triathlon
Kids Fun Festival
Melplash Agricultural Society Show
Open Air Cinema
Shakespeare at Brownsea Theatre
Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
Weymouth Carnival
September
Antique Fair
Autumn Flower Show
Dorchester County Show
Feast of Dorset Food Festival
Harley Davison Rally
Heritage Open Days
Shaftesbury Book Fair
Steam Gala weekend & Vintage Vehicle Rally
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
The Classical Prom Company Open Air Classical Concert
Wessex Heavy Horse Show and Country Fayre
October
Adrenaline Coast Festival
Autumn Colours Weekend
Farmer Palmer's Halloween Fun
Halloween
Pack Monday Fair
Poole Literary Festival
Purbeck Film Festival
Swanage Blues Festival
Wedding Fair
November
Autumn Colours Weekend
Bournemouth Christmas Festival
Bournemouth Fireworks
Bridport Literary Festival
Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair
Christmas Lights Switch on
Farmer Palmer's Halloween Fun
Firework Extravaganza
The Bournemouth Natural Science Society BARN DANCE
Winter Willow Weaving
December
Bournemouth Christmas Festival
Christmas Carol Concert
Farmer Palmers Carol Service
Santa visits Farmer Palmers
Save the Children Christmas Parade
Shaftesbury Book Fair

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125 Places to Visit in Dorset | Directory

Situated in Englands West Country, Dorset is a large county with loads of opportunities for great day trips. Awash with history,the regions has attractions that are ancient and industrial, small and grand. Notable places to visit include the Jurassic Coast, the Isle of Purbeck, touristy Bournemouth and sleepy Hardy Country in the west

Abbotsbury | Beaminster | Blandford Forum | Bockhampton | Bournemouth | Bridport | Christchurch | Corfe Castle | Dorchester | Ferndown | Gillingham | Highcliffe | Lyme Regis | Poole | Portland | Ringwood | Shaftesbury | Sherborne | Sturminster Newton | Swanage | Verwood | Wareham | Weymouth | Wimborne | Winterborne Monkton

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Birthplace of: Thomas Hardy, John Le Carre, Thomas Peacock, Matthew Prior, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Thomas Sydenham, William Fox Talbot, James Thornhill, Richard van der Riet Woolley, Thomas Bell, Anthony Blunt, Verney Cameron, Christopher Chataway, Virginia Wade, Percy Gilchrist, John Gould, Radclyffe Hall, Samuel Hood, James Meade, Hubert Parry, David Mellor, Ethelbald, Mary Anning, Edmund Henderson, Alan Carr, David Croft, Peter Wilson,

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Dorchester

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Poole

Portland

Ringwood

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Sherborne

Sturminster Newton

Swanage

Verwood

Wareham

Weymouth

Wimborne

Winterborne Monkton

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