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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 4 events in Blandford appear below.

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.
28 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019

Blandford, Dorset
Model Railway ExhibitionThe Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs is holding its annual exhibition at The Blandford School on 28th and 29th September. The Association's aim is to promote the wonderful hobby of railway modelling by supporting its member clubs and to run exhibitions within our region of Wessex.

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20 Aug 2019
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Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...
11 Jul 2019
Dorset Village Fairs Our village fairs pay homage to the rural culture that Dorset is built upon. It’s a way of celebrating Dorset that involves fun for everyone. Dorset village fairs, fetes and festivals range from large to small, such as the Dorset County Show which has been running for more than 175 years and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year! Then, we have local fairs that celebrates life in the smaller villages such as the Milton Abbas Street Fayre which demonstrates the strength of our ... Read more...
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