Tuesday 1st August – 3rd September 2023

Sherborne Castle Gardens Nature Trail

Join our family fun nature trail in the garden this Summer. Follow the trail around the garden discovering interesting facts about the nature at Sherborne Castle & Gardens throughout the seasons. Complete the answers to the questions and collect your prize from the ticket box at the end of the trail.

Wednesday 16th & 17th August 2023

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

Traditional show with 1000’s of animals, country pursuits for all the family. Food hall and craft tents Turnpike showground.

Thursday 31st August – 3rd September 2023

Bournemouth Air Festival

After a historic Platinum Jubilee year, marking 70 years of service by the Queen to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,  planning is now underway for Bournemouth Air Festival to return at the end of August 2023.

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Thursday 24th August 2023

Melplash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport.

Our show really offers something for everyone!  The showground is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture.  There are over 400 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors… and plenty in between!

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Saturday 26th & 27th August 2023

The Oak Fair – Stock Gaylard House Estate, LydlinchSTURMINSTER NEWTON, Dorset DT10 2BG

A celebration of countryside, woodcraft, timber and, above all, conservation, Stock Gaylard’s Oak Fair enjoys widespread support and is a major draw for town and country folk alike.            Peruse a plethora of shopping opportunities with more than 200 exhibitors showing everything from hand crafted homewares to industrial machinery, bespoke wooden furniture to leathercraft workers.   Visit our Market Square for a wide range of delicious food, including hog roast, paella and crepes..       There are also lots of activities for children – sign up for tree climbing and the zip wire, learn Bushcraft skills, make scarecrows, take part in a charcoal drawing workshop or take a tractor ride through our beautiful deer park.   The Oak Fair prides itself in providing a platform for rural crafts and demonstrations including the ever-popular falconry, chainsaw carving, heavy horse logging, axe throwing, archery and the daredevil stunts of the Adams Axemen Display Team.

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Thursday 22nd – 26th August 2024

Great Dorset Steam Fair – Tarrant Hinton

Great Dorset Steam Fair