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Easter at Fleet Air Arm Museum, 
(01425) 478470.

 

Wimborne Horticultural Society
(01202) 886343.

 

Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne, 
(01202) 883402

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne,
0845 130 2011.

 

Easter at Kingston Maurward Gardens 01305 215003

 

Easter Egg Hunt, Abbotsbury 
01305 871387. 

Easter Egg Puzzle.
Wimborne Model (01202) 881924

 

Point to Point at Badbury Rings, 
09068 446061.  

Bluebells at Kingston Lacy
(01202) 883402.

 

Shaftesbury Food Festival. 
(01747) 853514 

 

River Pageant. Wimborne
(01202) 883442

 

Vintage Classic Car Rally and Display. 
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne. 
(01202) 883402. 

Three Okeford’s Preservation Society  (01747) 811311

 

Bournemouth Natural Science Society 01305 264620.

 

27th May, Highwood Gardens
(01202) 433327 

 

Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne (01202) 881924

 

Dorset Art Weeks, 
 01202 701828

 

Chettle House, near Blandford 
(01202) 842407. 

 

Wimborne Book Fair
(01258) 450808

 

Maypole dancing on village green
(01258) 857373.

 

Wimborne Drama. Tivoli Theatre,
(01202) 885566

Rocky Flower Show
(01202) 734347 

 

Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne (01202) 883402. 


Fipenny Fayre. country fair at Okeford (01258) 860415. 
 
Shaftesbury Orchestra Concert
(01747) 853788

 

Horton & Chalbury Fete. 
07771 560128 

 

St Stephen’s Church Fete, Pamphill, (01202) 886844.

 

Halstock's Annual Pram Race 
01935 891781.

 

Puddletown Carnival Tel:
01305848416.

Gussage All Saints Village Fete,
(01258) 841173

Melbury Abbas Vintage Weekend. (01747) 852265.

Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival.  01725 517624

Day of sport, adults, learning disabilities 01202 895698 

Boat Race Day,  rowing race.
(01202) 883442.

 

Wimborne  Art Exhibition and Sale. (01202) 886686.

 

 

 

 
 
Dorset Events 2016, All dates are correct at time of being published, please confirm date and event details before making travel arrangements. Yearly events are shown at the beginning of each month in light blue. The diary follows. Events may be cancelled or event dates may be subject to alteration.
 
 
 
DORSET EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2016
Old Forge Fossil Shop Fossil Walks 

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DORSET EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Annual Events
RYA National Team Great Britain Sailing.

 

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February Half Term

This year February Half Term is all about Camouflage!
Find out more about how camouflage techniques are used in combat and how the armed forces take inspiration from nature when trying to stay hidden.
Visitors will have the chance to find out how crews work and fight together, conceal and live with their vehicle.
There is also the opportunity to sit inside the Chieftain Main Battle Tank and an original First World War Mark IV tank and find out more about how these machines operate.
There will be talks, tours and trails as well as activities for the whole family.
The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open every day 13.30 – 16.30.  Normal admission prices apply and Annual passes are valid.
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG
01929 405096

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DORSET EVENTS FOR  MARCH 2016
Annual Events
Easter Eggstraveganza Brewers Quay.
Easter egg hunt Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens.
Quay to Quay vintage Classic Car Run Weymouth 
Each day Easter Egg Trail, Durlston Country Park
Easter Squash Festival Weymouth 
The Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical 
Easter Specials Swanage Railway 
Easter Egg Trail, Corfe Castle
420 Team Great Britain Sailing Championships 
Easter Egg Hunt & the Lulworth Lambs Lulworth Castle 
Wilton Hunt Point to Point Badbury Rings nr 
Fun Day -Treasure Trail, Corfe Castle

 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR APRIL 2016
Annual Events
Easter at Fleet Air Arm Museum, (01425) 478470.
Wimborne Horticultural Society (01202) 886343.
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne,  (01202) 883402
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, 0845 130 2011.
Easter at Kingston Maurward Gardens 01305 215003
Easter Egg Hunt, Abbotsbury  01305 871387. 
Easter Egg Puzzle. Wimborne Model (01202) 881924
Point to Point at Badbury Rings,  09068 446061.  
Bluebells at Kingston Lacy (01202) 883402.
River Pageant. Wimborne (01202) 883442
Weymouth Easter Football Youth  Sports Club
Fun Day -Treasure Trail, Corfe Castle
Charmouth and Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 
Optimist Team Great Britain Sailing Championships 
Branch Line Weekend, Swanage Railway 
Portman Hunt Point to Point Badbury Rings nr 
Spring Festival Gaunts House nr Wimborne 
St Georges Weekend at Honeybrook nr Wimborne 
Swanage Charity & Classic Car Display
Lodmoor Wild life Walk Lodmoor RSPB Reserve
The Friends of Upton Country Park Annual Book Sale

 
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR MAY 2016
Annual Events
Shaftesbury Food Festival.  (01747) 853514
Garland Day Abbotsbury. 
International Fireworks Display
Weymouth Gig Racing Regatta – Weymouth 
Weymouth Trawler Race 
Weymouth Old Harbour Oyster Festival – 
The Abbey Hill Steam and Country Fair 
Weymouth International Beach Kite 
Vintage Classic Car Rally and Display. 
Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne.  (01202) 883402. 
Three Okeford’s Preservation Society  (01747) 811311
Bournemouth Natural Science Society 01305 264620.
27th May, Highwood Gardens (01202) 433327 
Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne (01202) 881924
Dorset Art Weeks,  01202 701828
Chettle House, near Blandford  (01202) 842407. 
Wimborne Book Fair (01258) 450808
The Sherborne festival (over 5 weeks)
Maypole dancing on village green (01258) 857373.
 

 

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DORSET EVENTS FOR JUNE 2016
Annual Events
Nature by Nightfall & BBQ, Studland, Dorset.
The Sherborne Festival (over 5 weeks), 
Youth National Powerboat Championships. 
National Beach Handball Championships
Western Counties ASA Open Water Swimming Championships — Weymouth Bay
Wells to Weymouth Vintage Car Run
Wimborne Drama. Tivoli Theatre, (01202) 885566
Rocky Flower Show (01202) 734347 
Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne (01202) 883402. 
Fipenny Fayre. country fair at Okeford (01258) 860415.  Shaftesbury Orchestra Concert (01747) 853788
 

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4 June 2016

Corfe Summer Fete

open 10 - 4pm  entry £3 kids free
Air displays and music and stands all day
 

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25 - 26 June 2016

Tankfest 2016 Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June.
The Tank Museum, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG.
01929405096

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DORSET EVENTS FOR JULY 2016
Annual Events
Horton & Chalbury Fete.  01258 840840 
St Stephen’s Church Fete, Pamphill, (01202) 886844.
Halstock's Annual Pram Race  01935 891781.
Puddletown Carnival Tel: 01305848416.
Gussage All Saints Village Fete, (01258) 841173
Melbury Abbas Vintage Weekend. (01747) 852265.
Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival.  01725 517624
Day of sport, adults, learning disabilities 01202 895698 
Boat Race Day,  rowing race. (01202) 883442.
Wimborne  Art Exhibition and Sale. (01202) 886686.
DORSET MARITIME FESTIVAL – Portland Port. 
Town Tennis  - Weymouth Tennis Clubs. 
Upwey OPEN GARDENS – Upwey Village. 
GOOSEBERRY FAYRE – Portland. 
Maritime Modelling Festival, 
Radipole Lake, Weymouth Pavilion & Pleasure Pier 
WAIL GAMES WEEKEND - Tank Museum. Bovington.
KS OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - WPNSA 
WEYMOUTH TOWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 
 Abbotsbury Sub- Tropical Gardens. Open-air concert. 
Upwey Society Open Gardens 
Weymouth's International Maritime Modelling Festival.
Swanage Carnival Week 
CEREMONY OF THE KEYS Portland Castle. 
THE PORTLAND STEAM & VINTAGE SHOW 
WEYMOUTH SAILING REGATTA 
FOOTIE FEVER — Weymouth Beach 
LIFEBOAT WEEK — Weymouth Harbour 
WEYMOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC 
GOOSEBERRY FAYRE Weston Road, Portland 
 

 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2016
Annual Events
LIFEBOAT WEEK. WEYMOUTH SAILING REGATTA – 
DUCKTOWN VILLAGE FAYRE – Southwell Portland. 
WEYMOUTH GOLF CLUB – CHARITY WEEK – 
WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL DAY & INTERNATIONAL 
Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens SWAN FAYRE – A 
Summer Fireworks Weymouth Beach/Bay. Weymouth 
International Canoe Championships, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. 
INTERNATIONAL CANOE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 
Weymouth Bay Swim, Weymouth Bay.
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, 
Victorian Festival, The Nothe Fort, Weymouth. 
Golf Club Charity Week, Weymouth Golf Club. 
Cadet National Sailing Championships, Weymouth 
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL — Nothe Fort 
WEYMOUTU GOLF CLUB CHARITY WEEK 
CADET NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 
Weymouth Bus Pull, Weymouth seafront. 
Weymouth RAF Town Show, Weymouth Pavilion 
WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL &  FIREWORK DISPLAY -
ENDUROMAN CHESIL - WFNSA Endurance 
420 National Sailing Championships, Weymouth 
National Open Bowls Tournament,
Weymouth & Portland Bowls Clubs. 
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, Weymouth Beach 
Swan Fayre, Swannery, Abbotsbury. A country fayre 
Dragon Boat Challenge Race, Weymouth Bay. 
Wessex FM Great Days of Summer, Weymouth Beach 
Lodmoor Wildlife Walk, Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, 
Sept Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, 
Family Fun Day, Radipole Lake, Weymouth.
Great Dorset Steam FairTarrant Hinton, Nr Blandford,
Fun Day & Dog Show  01929 480474 

 
 
 
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DORSET EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
Annual Events
DORSET STEAM FAIR. DORSET’S 
WEYMOUTH CHARITY FUN WALK 
National J24 Sailing Championships, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. 
Dorchester Show, Cokers Frome Showground, 
Waterfest 2006, Weymouth Harbour. 
Grand Charity Fete, Red Triangle, Portland. 
Wimborne Horticultural Society Summer Show
Allendale Centre, Wimborne. 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland. 
Water Festival - Weymouth Harbour 
Wimborne Tourist Information Centre 
Great Charity Fun Walk, Weymouth seafront. 
YYS Fladen International Boat Angling Challenge, 
International J24 Sailing World Championships, 
INTERNATIONAL J24 SAILING WORLD C
Dumble Bimble Fun Run, YMCA Reforne, Portland. 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland. 
Honeybrook Ploughing Competition
Food Festival   Stapehill Abbey, Ferndown, .
Wessex Classic Car Show, Tank Museum, Bovington. 
Autumn Wedding Fair, 
Moors Valley Wood Fair Moors Valley Country Park, 
Portland's Living Quarry, The Drill Hall, Portland.
 

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DORSET EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2016
Annual Events
Gillingham Carnival Day 
WORLD BOAT ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Corfe Castle Events 
Purbeck Film Festival 
LIONS BEACH MOTOCROSS Weymouth Beach. 
Half Term Fun, Lulworth Castle. 
Halloween Activities, Corfe Castle

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DORSET EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2016
Annual Events
 
Annual Diesel Day, Swanage steam railway,
Portland Fair, Portland. 
Weymouth Guy Fawkes celebrations, Weymouth 
REMEMBRANCE PARADE & CEREMONY –  
SWITCHING ON WEYMOUTH’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.
GUY FAWKES BONFIRE & FIREWORKS 
Christchurch Fireworks Stanpit Recreation Ground.
Wareham, Dorset.  A Celebration of Dorset Food 
Swanage Railway Open Days 
Bournmouth Christmas Lights Switch On

 

 

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DORSET EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2016
 
Annual Events

FAMILY PANTOMIME - Weymouth Pavilion
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – 
Christmas late night shopping. Christmas Lights Dorset Farmers Market and entertainment 
Santa Specials, Swanage Railway
NEW YEARS EVE FANCY DRESS REVELRY Weymouth Visitor Centre, Knoll Beach, Studland. 01929 450259


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EVENTS 2016

6th March 2016

Upton House Wedding Fair, Upton Country Park,Poole, Dorset. BH17 7BJ
Sunday March 6th 2016 11am to 4pm
Admission £2 per adult
The Friends of Upton Country Park and The Borough of Poole present the first of their now well established bi-annual Wedding Fairs for 2016. Come along to Upton House between 11am and 4 pm on Sunday 6th March and see the elegance of The House for a ceremony and wedding reception. Meet with many varied suppliers, and talk with our knowledgeable staff about your requirements, and hear all about our fantastic wedding packages. Take the opportunity to also view the magnificent Walled Garden as your potential wedding venue.
The well established Fairs have been running as a joint venture between The Friends of Upton Country Park (regd. Charity No: 272450) and the Borough of Poole for the last 8 years, primarily to showcase Upton House and the Walled Garden as a wedding venue. All proceeds go towards enhancement of The Park and The House.
For further enquiries please ring 01202 262753

 
DORSET MARKETS

MONTHLY FARMER’S MARKET

Fresh local produce, straight from the farm
Wimborne Minster 
Second  Friday of the month in the Corn Exchange.
Blandford Forum
Second Friday of the month in the Corn Exchange.
Shaftesbury
First Saturday of the month at the Town Hall
Sturminster Newton
Fourth Friday in the market place.
Gillingham
Fourth Saturday at the Methodist Chapel.
Dorchester
Fist Saturday of the month at Poundbury
Poole
Third Sunday of the month in Old Orchard Plaza.
Wareham
Fourth Thursday of the month on the Quay.
ALL YEAR ROUND MARKETS

Wimborne Minster
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Blandford Forum
Thursdays and Saturdays
Shaftesbury
Thursdays
Christchurch
Mondays
Dorchester
Wednesdays
Ringwood
Wednesdays
Salisbury
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Wareham
Thursdays

 

 

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