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Tickets go on sale for this year's Dorset County Show

Tickets go on sale for this year's Dorset County Show

Early bird tickets for this year's Dorset County Show go on sale this week at just £12 for adults. [Rebecca Cox 2nd March 2017 10:09:00]

Entries open for Dorset Flock Competition

Entries open for Dorset Flock Competition

Commercial, pedigree and rare breed sheep farmers will once again be battling it out at this year's Dorset County Show Flock Competition. [Rebecca Cox 7th February 2017 10:18:00]

Working at the sharp end - Dorchester Agricultural Society to hold first registered Cactus Show in the county for nearly 30 years

Working at the sharp end - Dorchester Agricultural Society to hold first registered Cactus Show in the county for nearly 30 years

Cacti and succulent enthusiasts will have the first opportunity in nearly 30 years to exhibit their favourite plants at a registered show in Dorset. [Rebecca Cox 30th January 2017 13:43:00]

Schools urged to take advantage of grants to get children out on farms thanks to launch of Dorchester Agricultural Society Education Fund

Schools urged to take advantage of grants to get children out on farms thanks to launch of Dorchester Agricultural Society Education Fund

Teachers from across the county are being invited to attend the official launch of the Dorchester Agricultural Society 1840 Education Fund later this month. The launch will take place at Buckland Newton primary school on 22 November and will provide details of grants available for both capital projects and individual events. Teachers will have the opportunity to speak to a number of “host” farmers and hear about the benefits of getting children out on the county’s farms. [Rebecca Cox 17th November 2016 13:19:00]

Livestock and horse entries on the rise at Dorset County Show

Livestock and horse entries on the rise at Dorset County Show

Entries for livestock - goats, cattle, sheep and pigs, and horses at the Dorset County Show are all up on last year. [Rebecca Cox 27th August 2016 12:30:00]

Crucial farming discussions on agriculture post-Brexit to take place at Dorset County Show

Crucial farming discussions on agriculture post-Brexit to take place at Dorset County Show

Farmers will have the chance at the Dorset County Show to voice their opinions on what they think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy post-Brexit. [Rebecca Cox 23rd August 2016 14:38:00]

Visitors to taste the very best of Dorset's food and drink at next month's Dorset County Show

Visitors to taste the very best of Dorset's food and drink at next month's Dorset County Show

Visitors to next month’s Dorset County Show can look forward to sampling a feast of food and drink from some of the county’s top chefs and companies. [Rebecca Cox 23rd August 2016 08:54:00]

Crafts reign supreme at Dorset County Show’s new Artisans Craft Marquee

Crafts reign supreme at Dorset County Show’s new Artisans Craft Marquee

Some of Dorset’s top artists will be exhibiting their wares in a new Artisan Crafts Marquee at next month’s Dorset County Show. Around 20 of the county’s finest handmade arts and crafts specialists have been specially selected and invited to exhibit in the marquee. [Rebecca Cox 16th August 2016 09:17:00]

Dorset County Show: 55 years and counting - stockman Mervyn wins Long Service Award

Dorset County Show: 55 years and counting - stockman Mervyn wins Long Service Award

It was the year East Germany erected the Berlin Wall, Britain had a female Wimbledon champion and West Side Story was adapted for the big screen. But 1961 was also the year that north Dorset stockman Mervyn Wills began working at Launceston Farm, Tarrant Launceston and he hasn’t stopped since. His love of livestock, professionalism and dedication to his work will result in Mervyn being presented with the Dorchester Agricultural Society long service tankard and certificate at next month’s Dorset County Show. [Rebecca Cox 15th August 2016 10:24:00]

Forging the way to victory - National Blacksmiths Competition final comes to Dorset County Show

Forging the way to victory - National Blacksmiths Competition final comes to Dorset County Show

Blacksmiths from around the country will be descending on the Dorchester Showground next month to take part in the final of the annual National Blacksmiths Competition The competition is recognised as one of the most effective ways of promoting the Blacksmith’s craft and Dorset County Show (3-4 September) is the last of the ten qualifying agricultural shows participating across the UK this year. [Rebecca Cox 8th August 2016 15:15:00]

Trading Standards expert joins Dorchester Agricultural Society Board of Directors

Trading Standards expert joins Dorchester Agricultural Society Board of Directors

One of Dorset's leading Trading Standards experts has joined the Dorchester Agricultural Society Management Board. [Rebecca Cox 8th August 2016 11:09:00]

You're never too old to enter at the Dorset County Show

You're never too old to enter at the Dorset County Show

You're never to old to enter categories at the Dorset County Show - as 94 year old Cyril Treviss will testify. [Rebecca Cox 2nd August 2016 14:39:00]

Bishop of Salisbury to urge Churches to move to a low carbon future

Bishop of Salisbury to urge Churches to move to a low carbon future

Churches will be urged to move to a low carbon future to combat climate change at next month's Dorset County Show. [Rebecca Cox 1st August 2016 09:10:00]

Outstanding Dorset nursery Sunny Days celebrates 21st birthday at this year's Dorset County Show

Outstanding Dorset nursery Sunny Days celebrates 21st birthday at this year's Dorset County Show

Leading Dorset child care provider Sunny Days Nurseries are celebrating their 21st birthday in style by announcing a range of new staff annual awards at this year’s Dorset County Show. [Rebecca Cox 21st July 2016 09:16:00]

Youngsters learn more about rural life thanks to new Dorchester Agricultural Society 1840 Education Fund

Youngsters learn more about rural life thanks to new Dorchester Agricultural Society 1840 Education Fund

Children from Puddletown First School have been learning about agriculture, horticulture and rural life thanks to a new education fund that covers the whole of Dorset. [Rebecca Cox 15th July 2016 14:56:00]

Dorset County Show Welcomes The Red Devils

Dorset County Show Welcomes The Red Devils

The Red Devils - the British Army's Parachute Regiment Display Team - will be dropping in to the Dorset County Show's Main Ring this September. [Rebecca Cox 12th July 2016 10:59:00]

Love blossoms in the run-up to this year's Dorset County Show

Love blossoms in the run-up to this year's Dorset County Show

Pet lambs were among the surprise guests last month as Dorset County Show’s Secretary Richard Cuzens married Jo Grassby, a Senior Steward of the Homecraft tent. [Rebecca Cox 5th July 2016 12:44:00]

Going back in time - Dorset County Show asks the public for memorabilia and artefacts from its 175 year history

Going back in time - Dorset County Show asks the public for memorabilia and artefacts from its 175 year history

Going back in time – Dorset County Show asks the public for memorabilia and artefacts from its 175 year history to stage historic exhibition at this year’s Show [Rebecca Cox 4th July 2016 15:05:00]

Bringing home the bacon - Dorset County Show to stage National Tamworth Pig Championships

Bringing home the bacon - Dorset County Show to stage National Tamworth Pig Championships

Pig breeders from across the country will be descending on Dorchester this year for the Tamworth pig Champion of Champions competition. [Rebecca Cox 28th June 2016 15:11:00]

The Nose has it:  Dorset County Show welcomes man whose nose is insured for £5m

The Nose has it: Dorset County Show welcomes man whose nose is insured for £5m

One of the world’s most experienced cheese graders, whose nose has been valued at £5m, is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Dorset County Show Country Land and Business Association (CLA) breakfast briefing. [Rebecca Cox 21st June 2016 10:10:00]

Stick or Twist - Dorset County Show first to stage the UK's brand new Show Jumping Competition

Stick or Twist - Dorset County Show first to stage the UK's brand new Show Jumping Competition

History will be made at this year's Dorset County Show with the first ever staging of a new Show Jumping Competition - the Mogers Drewett Stick or Twist Stakes [Rebecca Cox 21st June 2016 10:05:00]

Charity Ball in aid of Weldmare Hospicecare Trust

Charity Ball in aid of Weldmare Hospicecare Trust

A Charity Ball is being organised on behalf of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and will be held at the Showground on Saturday 10th September. [Rebecca Cox 15th June 2016 11:20:00]

Farm Safety Conference announced for Dorset County Show

Farm Safety Conference announced for Dorset County Show

Farm Safety Conferenced announced for Dorset County Show [Rebecca Cox 7th June 2016 10:05:00]

New President Elected for the Dorchester Agricultural Society

New President Elected for the Dorchester Agricultural Society

New President appointed for the Dorchester Agricultural Society A well respected farmer from Owermoigne – who has been involved with the Dorset County Show for 66 years – has been elected as the Dorchester Agricultural Society’s President. [Rebecca Cox 22nd April 2016 10:17:00]

New Dorset Flock Competition for this year's Dorset County Show

New Dorset Flock Competition for this year's Dorset County Show

The hunt is on for the best sheep flocks in Dorset as part of a new competition being staged by the Dorset County Show. The competition is open to all farmers who have flocks in the county and is for breeding sheep, including commercial, pedigree and rare breed flocks. [Rebecca Cox 21st April 2016 12:57:00]

Society's 175 Year Anniversary

Society's 175 Year Anniversary

This year sees the culmination of the Society’s 175th anniversary. Around the Showground you will see various displays and competitions to mark this occasion, ranging from heritage bulbs in the Horticulture tent to hand milking in the Cattle section. [DCS 3rd April 2016 10:44:00]

The new ‘old’ team in the office, it’s true!

The new ‘old’ team in the office, it’s true!

The Show appointed Lisa Cartwright part time as the Company & Board Secretary during the Autumn she has looked after most financial matters and much more for a couple of years – but her Show connections go back much further. [DCS 2nd April 2016 10:40:00]

Education Fund Set Up

Education Fund Set Up

To commemorate the formation of the Dorchester Agricultural Society in 1840 an education fund has been set up. This restricted fund will “provide education for schoolchildren within the county of Dorset to gain knowledge in agriculture, horticulture and other rural enterprises”. [DCS 1st April 2016 10:33:00]

Spring 2016 News

Spring 2016 News

This year we are pleased to be welcoming Heavy Horses to the Show. They will perform a Musical Drive in the Main Ring as well as having their own classes. The horses will be traditionally turned out with their manes and tails braided while their drivers will be elegantly dressed. Set to stirring traditional music, the Musical Drive will involve complex moves including figures of eight and scissor movements. [DCS 31st March 2016 10:15:00]

Dorset County Show Newsletter- Spring 2016

Dorset County Show Newsletter- Spring 2016

Here is the Dorset County Show's Newsletter for 2016! Take a look to find a selection of news from (and for) the coming months.... [DSC 31st March 2016 09:51:00]

The Iceman Cometh To Dorset County Show 2015

The Iceman Cometh To Dorset County Show 2015

Just as Daniel Craig’s rugged good looks, rippling muscles and trim physique make him the ‘British Blonde’ heartthrob of humankind, so the cattle fraternity has its bovine equivalent. Iceman, a British Blonde Bull is already creating a considerable stir amongst the south west cattle population, and despite his tender age of just two and half years, is causing heifers to go weak at the knees. [Dorset County Show 1st September 2015 16:00:00]

Rising Stars From The Dorset Food Hall

Rising Stars From The Dorset Food Hall

The Dorset Food Hall is now the most frequented attraction at the Dorset County Show, with up to 40,000 people grazing their way through a cornucopia of delicious Dorset delicacies from fresh, locally caught sea food to hand-painted truffles and juicy barbecued venison burgers. [Dorset County Show 1st September 2015 09:40:00]

themagazineexpert Ltd becomes latest sponsor of Dorset County Show 2015

themagazineexpert Ltd becomes latest sponsor of Dorset County Show 2015

themagazineexpert Ltd is an exciting new consultancy practice designed to help publishers expand and businesses launch their own editorial content. [Dorset County Show 20th August 2015 12:00:00]

Rare Breeds Abound At Dorset County Show 2015

Rare Breeds Abound At Dorset County Show 2015

Some of the UK’s rarest breeds, from Bagot Goats to Devon & Cornwall Longwool Sheep and Belted Galloway Cattle will be on show to visitors to the 2015 Dorset County Show on the 5th and 6th September. [Dorset County Show 14th August 2015 09:50:00]

It's Show Time!

It's Show Time!

Thrill seeker, gourmand or sheep fancier, the Dorset County Show’s got it all. And with early bird tickets available until 1st August at a special price of £11.00 per adult (and all kids go free) it’s a great value family day out, too. [Dorset County Show 5th August 2015 09:00:00]

Love Music? Get Down At The Dorset County Show!

Love Music? Get Down At The Dorset County Show!

Whether it’s a bit of gentle toe-tapping or a full-on barnstormer you’re after, this year’s show is getting the party started with a great line-up of music to suit all tastes. Grab yourself a suitable drink, find a patch of grass and enjoy! [Dorset County Show 4th August 2015 14:55:00]

Confirmed Judges For This Years Show

Confirmed Judges For This Years Show

Please find below a list of Judges who were still to be confirmed when the schedules went out or those who have been changed. [Dorset County Show 4th August 2015 11:06:00]

New Show Schedules and Online Entry for 2015

New Show Schedules and Online Entry for 2015

The new show schedules are now being published on our website; and you can also find links to Online Entry for the many competition classes in the 2015 Dorset County Show. [Dorset County Show 10th July 2015 08:53:00]

Farm Safety Week 2015 - 6th to 10th July

Farm Safety Week 2015 - 6th to 10th July

Today marks the start of the third annual Farm Safety Week, an initiative launched in 2013 aimed at reducing the toll of accidents which continue to give agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the UK & Ireland. [Dorset County Show 6th July 2015 10:00:00]

Dorset County Show Tickets for 2015 Now On Sale!

Dorset County Show Tickets for 2015 Now On Sale!

31% discount for early bird tickets until 1st August 2015. Only £11 per person; children under 16 go free. Buy online today, or buy your tickets at one of Dorset's Tourist Information Centres. [Richard Cuzens, Show Secretary 1st July 2015 10:00:00]

New Website for Dorset County Show

New Website for Dorset County Show

This year we've launched a brand new website to mark the start of our year of celebrations. In 2015 the show begins its 175th year, formed in 1840 the year that Thomas Hardy was born, Cunard Ships launched a transatlantic Shipping Line, the Penny Black Stamp came out and a group of local farmers advertised the 1st Annual Exhibition on 6th August 1840; forming The Dorchester Agricultural Society. [Dorset County Show 1st July 2015 09:00:00]

 

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Tickets go on sale for this year's Dorset County Show

Tickets go on sale for this year's Dorset County Show

Early bird tickets for this year's Dorset County Show go on sale this week at just £12 for adults.

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Entries open for Dorset Flock Competition

Entries open for Dorset Flock Competition

Commercial, pedigree and rare breed sheep farmers will once again be battling it out at this year's Dorset County Show Flock Competition.

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