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Events and what's on in Dorchester

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The next 13 events in Dorchester appear below.

20 April 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Art MarketTalented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 20th April 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.
19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Brewery Square Easter Egg HuntThe 4-day Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year! Families are invited to Brewery Square to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, in return for a free prize! The Easter Egg Hunt is being held from Good Friday until Easter Monday (19-22 April) from 10am until 4pm. To enter: Collect a form on the day from the Concierge Office (we can be found opposite the Dorchester South Train Station) - Hunt for the Easter images around Brewery Square - Complete your ...
19 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hardy's CottageExplore the house and garden where Thomas Hardy was born and grew up. Find the clues in a garden trail and solve the puzzle to win a Cadbury chocolate prize.
06 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Count Your Chickens Easter TrailCount Your Chickens, at Shire Hall this Easter, with our family-friendly trail. Decorate Easter Egg biscuits (11am – 3pm daily) or have a go at our craft activity. Additional charge for Easter Biscuits. Normal admission applies.
05 May 2019

Dorset Knob ThrowingMoores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, and Kingston Maurward College, will assist us in supporting this unique Dorset event. As well as knob throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid. and other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference. The Frome Valley Food Festival will run alongside ...
05 May 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Spring Plant FairOn Sunday 5th May, Athelhampton House will be hosting the popular Spring Plant Fair organised by Plant Heritage Dorset. The Fair will be open from 10am - 3pm and will feature a large number of independent growers from across the South and South West. There will be a wide range of plants including grasses, alpines, herbs, perennials, climbers & shrubs plus some summer bedding and basket plants. Additional features include garden ornaments and an Italian Coffee Stall. The great ...
29 June 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Art MarketTalented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 29th June 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.
29 June 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Weldmar Family Dog ShowOur annual dog show is always great fun for the family and a huge success, with 2019 being our 7th one. The dog show will be held at Joseph Weld hospice on the 29th June from 11am – 4pm. There will be plenty to do for all the family including the dogs! Throughout the day you can enter your dogs into the judging categories for £1; each category will have a first, second and third winner and they will all receive a rosette and certificate. We will have lots of stalls selling unique ...
11 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Cerne Abbas Music FestivalCerne Abbas Music Festival features chamber music, performed in the beautiful Dorset village near Dorchester by The Gaudier Ensemble – a group of international musicians.
19 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Tolpuddle Martyrs FestivalFamily festival celebrating the memory of the Tolpuddle Martyrs - Tolpuddle village near Dorchester.
27 July 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Art MarketTalented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 27th July 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.
31 August 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Art MarketTalented Dorset artists selling originals, prints and handmade items. The perfect place to pick up something beautiful, unique and Dorset inspired. Sat 31st August 2019, 10am-2pm The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester.
07 Sep 2019 to 08 Sep 2019

Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset County ShowA celebration of all things Dorset and the countryside. Dedicated to superb family entertainment, showcasing agriculture, great shopping and so much more!

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8 Apr 2019
Easter Events in Dorset Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities! The Easter holidays are upon us! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on? Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions, and many will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts or other fun activities for kids to enjoy over ... Read more...
27 Feb 2019
Dorset’s hidden gems - secret places to visit Get off the beaten track in Dorset, and explore some of these hidden locations. Dorset is well-known for some spectacular places to visit, but there’s much more just waiting to be discovered. Some of these are more secret than others, but most are free and well worth adding to any itinerary – there are lots of great hidden things to do here, especially if you’re looking to escape the crowds! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the ... Read more...
12 Sep 2018
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from ghoulish ghost hunts and fright nights, to zombie invasions and sea witches! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
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