Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bring my dog to Dorset County Show?

Yes! well behaved dogs on non-extendable leads are welcome at the Show but are not able to enter the Food Halls/Animal Marquees or Homecraft and Horticultural Marquees.

Can I hire a Mobility Scooter for Dorset County Show?

Yes! from Wheels for Freedom on 01202 670450 but book early to avoid disappointment

Do carers enter Dorset County Show for free?

If a visitor requires a full time carer or personal assistant, a complimentary ticket is available for them after purchasing a full price adult ticket. Please purchase the ticket as normal and the accompanying carer will be allowed free entry at the gate.

Does Dorset County Show have baby changing / nursing facilities

Yes, the United Church are providing these on their stand A11, next to the WI Tent.

How do I become a Member of the Society?

Click here for more information on Membership.

How do I become a Trader at Dorset County Show?

Click here for more information on Tradestands

Is there a bus service to Dorset County Show?

Yes! There is a bus service which picks up and drops off from various locations around Dorchester. View the bus timetable here.

Is there camping available on the Dorset County Show Showground?

Yes, we have a campsite which you can book. Pitches cost £40 for the weekend and can be booked through the Show Office.

Is there disabled parking at Dorset County Show?

Yes! display your Blue Badge and follow the signs to the Disabled Parking (it is at the front of the Public Car Park)

Until what age are children admitted free?

Once you are 16 years old you need to pay for a ticket but under 16 years are free!

What time are events happening at Dorset County Show?

Timetables for various parts and sections of the Showground will be available closer to the Show.

What time does Dorset County Show open?

Gates open at 8.30am and the Show finishes at 6pm

Where do the public park when visiting Dorset County Show?

we have a large public car park accessible from the B3163 via Gate 5, please follow the signs from the main roads

The 2022 Dorset County Show is kindly sponsored by: