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Events and what's on in Bridport

Bridport is an iconic, historical town situated on the west side of Dorset. With attractive buildings deriving from the 18th century and querky street, Bridport is home to many fun and exciting events.

Bridport host the traditional yet popular Melplash show each year, along with their food & beer festival and Bridport Folk Festival.

The fun doesn't stop here - check out more events in Bridport below.

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The next 10 events in Bridport appear below.

22 August 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Melplash ShowThe Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. There really will be something for everyone at our show. The show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture. There are over 350 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors….and plenty in between!
24 August 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Party in the Park Burton BradstockParty in the park at Burton Bradstock playing fields, come and join us for a fun-filled day with lots of activities for all. Jumble sale Cake stalls Children's entertainment and much more! £2 entry on gate children free. Burton Bradstock is some 3 miles south east of Bridport.
23 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Be Cider Seaside FestivalIf you're looking for an intimate festival where you'll meet like-minded people and discover new and exciting music, this is the event for you! This year's AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND event will feature: Z-STAR - Blues/Rock/Psyche/Soul Lynne Jackaman - Soul Tom McGuire & The Brassholes - Funk/Soul Shoot The Moon - Ska/Punk Super Cumbia y la Liga de la Alegría - Reggae/Ragamuffin/Ska Saints of Sin - Rock Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove - Cuban Rock'n'Roll/Blues/Rockabilly Little Red ...
27 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Legally Blonde - The MusicalBridport Musical Theatre Company are bringing Legally Blonde The Musical to the Electric Palace!! Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so ...
06 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Theatre: Much Ado About NothingThe world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-male troupe in Bridport for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. A group of soldiers return from the war ...
07 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Hat FestivalThe town centre will be taken over by thousands of hat wearers throughout Saturday, with competitions, trade stalls, food & drink, live acts, some surprises, and a mass hat-wearing photo-op in Bucky Doo Square.
14 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
The Elves & The ShoemakerAre you ready for shoes made of bread… shoes that can make you dance… feather shoes that tickle your feet until you can’t stop laughing? The Elves and The Shoemaker is here with puppets, music, comedy and tonnes of bonkers shoes! Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his shoe-making business is a disaster! Why would anyone buy a pair of Banana Skin slippers or spend money on shoes for a spider?! Even his neighbour Belinda can’t get him to see ...
19 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
The ProducersAfter a year sabbatical, the blues boys are back in Bridport! Over the past quarter of a century The Producers have established themselves as one of the UK’s top blues bands and have played as far afield as New Zealand, Australia, the USA and the Bahamas, alongside regular tours throughout Europe. They have also been featured in session on the Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 and have been praised by Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris. These chaps always put on a corker of a show so ...
28 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport Charter FairCome join us as we celebrate the granting of the royal charter and everything that it means to Bridport.
28 September 2019

Bridport, Dorset
Bridport’s most historic and now thoroughly revitalised event revisits the Arts Centre for a second year running – but with a difference. Whilst the building and forecourt will again be bustling from 10am through to 2pm with community stalls, displays and music, complemented by a non-stop programme of entertainment in Bucky Doo Square, the evening sees something new to the Fair and new to Bridport. From 7-9.30 pm, and in a partnership with Bridport Arts Centre, the Charter Fair presents a ...

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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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