In just a few weeks time the biggest two day show in the South West (and the only one running over a summer holiday weekend!) will kick off at Dorchester’s Show Ground on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September.
What’s it all about?
The Dorset County Show has been around since 1841 and has grown in size and stature ever since. It is now considered one of the most prestigious agricultural shows in the country and with 60,000 people walking through the gates last year who can argue?
Remaining true to its roots, the show is still largely an agricultural event with a number of prestigious livestock competitions and championships (check out the livestock schedule for for the impressive list of animals and prizes). However, the show is also a wonderful opportunity for Dorset to show off its equestrian talent and for foodies to try some of the best food and drink in Dorset. You can also learn more about how to grow vegetables and plants from the experienced exhibitors while traditional, rural and modern crafts will also be on display in the homecraft marquee.
Bolddogs Lings Motorbike Stunt Display Team (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent)
The National Vegetable Society’s National Championships (best vegetable competition in the country!)
Food Halls – over 60 stands in 2 food halls offering everything from fudge to free range meats, preserves, cheeses, cider and live cooking demonstrations.
Over 2000 animals including cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, rabbits and alpacas.
Location: Dorchester Showground (approximately 1 mile from Dorchester town centre)
Opening Times: 08:30 – 18:00 on both days.
Pets: Dogs on non-extendable leads are welcome at the show but not able to enter the food halls/animal marquees.
Parking & Transport: Large public car park accessible from the B3163 via Gate 5 (follow the signs from the main trunk road). Bus time timetable and more FAQ’S here.