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Events and what's on in Blandford

The vibrant town of Blandford is home to its attractive markets and is known for its established Georgian heritage.

Blandford hosts the incredibly popular Great Dorset Steam Fair each year, along with plenty of other fun and interesting events that are definitely worth considering such as street fayres and music festivals.

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The next 6 events in Blandford appear below.

23 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Dorset Opera FestivalThe Dorset Opera Festival is recognised as the home of Country House opera in south west England. Held at Bryanston on the outskirts of Blandford Forum each July, international opera stars join a chorus of 80 and a full orchestra, to present high-calibre productions in a stand-alone, air-cooled, 600-seat theatre with excellent acoustics and sightlines from nearly every seat in the auditorium.
27 July 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Milton Abbas Street FayreA great family day out in this picturesque village near Blandford. Lots of music and dancing, craft stalls and demonstrations, Farmers’ Market & a big choice of refreshments All proceeds to local good causes.
29 Jul 2019 to 03 Aug 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Milton Abbey International Music FestivalThe annual Milton Abbey International Music Festival returns with another week of superb music-making. The Festival’s hosts, VOCES8, present vocal and orchestral programmes throughout the week in association with world-class visiting artists. The VOCES8 Summer School runs alongside the Festival, and this year the participants will prepare and perform Haydn’s rousing oratorio The Creation to close the week. Milton Abbey is some 9 miles from the town of Blandford.
24 Aug 2019 to 25 Aug 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Stock Gaylard Oak FairA special country fair for those interested in timber, woodcraft, the countryside and conservation. We have over 200 exhibitors, traders and food stalls including a beer tent, cider tent and gin bar! Other highlights are the amazing demonstrations in our arena with heavy horse shows, falconry and impressive lumberjack displays! There is also big machinery demo's throughout the day including some historic and vintage pieces. There is also plenty to do including scaling a mighty ...
22 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Great Dorset Steam FairIf you’re looking for an excellent fun and action-packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. This English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show. From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in ...
14 Sep 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Sturminster Newton Cheese FestivalThe annual cheese festival returns to ‘The Vale of Little Dairies’, otherwise known as Sturminster Newton. Enjoy a fun-packed weekend in the heart of the Blackmore Vale where you’ll find delicious goods from local producers, demonstrations, art, craft and children’s activities. £6 per adult; under 14s free.

Latest Blandford Features

The latest Blandford articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

24 Jul 2018
Sunday Carvery in Dorset Let's be honest, nothing really beats a Sunday roast, and just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss out! Dorset has an ever-growing reputation as a foodie destination, and what better way to put this to the test than to sample a Sunday carvery at one of the excellent Dorset pubs and restaurants featured below. Already have a favourite place for a spot of Sunday lunch in Dorset? Let us know in the comments below! Find Your Sunday ... Read more...
24 Jul 2018
Stay Cool with Dorset's Indoor Attractions Dorset's beaches and public spaces provide plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays during a heatwave. But keep an eye out for Met Office advice and take care not to spend too long in the sun. If you're looking for indoor attractions, some shade and a cooler way to spend a day in Dorset, then take a look at a selection below. Get active with trampolining, children's soft play centres and indoor pools or explore some of the fascinating museums Dorset has to ... Read more...
26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
More Blandford Features:

12 February 2018
Dorset Countryside

27 July 2017
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset

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