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Dorset Shows 2017

by Michael Ford last modified 08 Aug, 2017 02:48 PM

These shows attract over 300,000 people a year, and we usually have church tents or stalls at all of them! Do come along, show support and share your faith if you dare...

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July in Tolpuddle
Celebrating trade unionism and remembering the sacrifice made by six farm workers of the village. Exhibition stand usually run by the Bridport & Dorchester Methodist Circuit on the Saturday.
Attendance in 2015: 10,000.

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

Wednesday 16 August at Motcombe Turnpike Showground, SP7 9PL
One of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the south. Church tent usually run by Blackmore Vale Deanery.
Attendance in 2015: 24,000.

Melplash Show

Thursday 24 August at West Bay Showgrounds, Bridport DT6 4AX
The South West’s premier agricultural exhibition. Church rest tent usually run by Churches Together in Bridport.
Attendance in 2015: 17,000.

Great Dorset Steam Fair

Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August at Tarrant Hinton, DT11 8HX
One of Europe’s largest outdoor events: the biggest steam and vintage show in the world. Church tent usually run by Milton & Blandford Deanery.
Attendance in 2015: 200,000.

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August at Stock Gaylard House, Sturminster Newton DT10 2BG
For those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside. Stock Gaylard Church is open to visit.
Attendance in 2015: 8,500.

Dorset County Show

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September at the Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD
For those with an interest in farming, horticulture, food and the countryside. Church tent usually run by Dorset Parish Churches, sponsored by the Diocese of Salisbury.
Attendance in 2015: 60,000.

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September in Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DQ
Church stand usually run by Blackmore Vale Deanery
Attendance in 2015: 15,000.

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