Melplash Show is not just for Farmers!

This week our favourite guest blogger Martin Inwood of Lulworth Skipper (Dorset Cider) tells us all about The Melpash Show.

Melplash Show has something for the whole family, a great day out in Dorset showcasing the best the county has to offer. Including…

A food hall packed full of local goodies from over 40 local producers to taste, eat and take home. There are also cookery demonstrations and competitions + beer, wine and plenty of Local Cider! By The Sea Marquee promoting Dorset’s inshore fisheries where you can taste and buy fresh fish & shellfish from local waters.

The Countryside Arena will host a programme of rural presentations including hilarious Ferret & Terrier Racing, Gun Dogs display, Otters, Falconry display, thatching and spar making.

The Main Ring will feature a fabulous Heavy Horse Display from the largest Suffolk punch stud which is located in Dorset, a fond reminder of bygone times. Don’t miss the Motorcycle Display team either.


Livestock – watch the judging of the livestock classes & horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, ponies, horses & donkeys.

Visit the Handicraft Flower & produce marquees, enormous vegetables and beautiful displays of fruit veg and flowers, cookery and crafts.

Browse over 300 trade stands and have fun at the fairground!

General Info

Gates open at 8:00am on Thursday 22nd August. This is a one day show closing at 18:30. Tickets £13.00 adult or £11.00 in advance online. The show is well signposted on the A35 between Bridport & Chideock. Dogs are welcome provided they are on a lead.