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Events and what's on in Shaftesbury

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07 July 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gold Hill FairVisit the charming historic market town on this lively weekend with music, dance, local foods, crafts and more on the famous cobbled hill and throughout the town.
05 Jul 2019 to 07 Jul 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury FringeAs one of the fastest growing performance arts festivals in the South West, Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July looks set to be another fabulous weekend of fun and frolics in our beautiful hilltop town. With a multitude of performances/exhibitions on the Friday alone, this promises to be a weekend to remember!
14 August 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural ShowOne of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the south, held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset. This traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.
11 Oct 2019 to 12 Oct 2019

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury OktoberfestCelebrate the start of autumn in style with quality music from live bands, premium German lagers served in litre steins, drinking games, thigh-slapping, Bavarian bratwursts, pretzels and lots of fun. Barton Hill Recreation Ground will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierhalle on 11th and 12th October offering an authentic German cultural experience. ​New for 2019 is a gaming area where there will be stein carrying, pretzel and axe throwing. Due to demand there will be three 5-hour ...

Latest Shaftesbury Features

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11 Jun 2019
12 Unusual Things to do in Dorset In Dorset, things can get a bit quirky, but quirky often means a fun, unforgettable experience. With a wealth of history, attractions and even animals, the county offers an eclectic mix you’d struggle to find anywhere else. The rural culture that blesses the South West, along with a striking coastline, creates many unique opportunities, meaning you’ve got plenty of choices when looking for unusual things to do in Dorset. From visiting a ‘ghost village’ 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...
12 Feb 2018
Dorset Countryside Escape to the Dorset countryside and breathe in the fresh air as you gaze over a landscape that looks untouched by time; you can just imagine days gone by, when horses pulled the plough and milk churns were left at the farm gate awaiting collection. Rural Dorset sits to the north and east of the county and is made up of rolling hills, chalk downlands, flower meadows, heathlands, and fertile farmland that produces a variety of crops. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has a number of ... Read more...

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