Dorset Shows 2019

by Michael Ford last modified 02 Sep, 2019 01:34 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

19 to 21 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.
Usual attendance is about 10,000.
01305 848237
www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festival
 

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

14 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.
Usual attendance is about 24,000.
01747 823955
www.gillshaftshow.co.uk
 

Melplash Show

22 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.
Usual attendance is about 17,000.
01308 423337
www.melplashshow.co.uk
 

Great Dorset Steam Fair

22-26 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.
Usual attendance is about 200,000.
01258 860361
www.gdsf.co.uk
 

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

Celebrating 15 years in 2019!
24 and 25 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. 
Usual attendance is about 9,000.
01963 23511
www.theoakfair.com
 

Dorset County Show

7 and 8 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.
Usual attendance is 55,000-60,000.
01305 264249
www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk
 

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

14 and 15 September in Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DQ
Church stand usually run by Blackmore Vale Deanery.
Usual attendance is about 15,000.

www.cheesefestival.co.uk

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