Direct Debit Form

Direct Debit Form

Membership Form

Membership Form

Membership & Society Information

The Dorchester Agricultural Society was formed in 1840. It now holds a number of different events throughout the year including the Main Show every September as well as the Spring Show in March or April, a Flock Competition in June or July, Sheep Dog Trials and a Ploughing Match in October.

To celebrate 175 years of the Dorchester Agricultural Society an Education Fund was launched in 2016, the 1840 Education Fund. This fund aims to encourage a better understanding of farming, horticulture, rural business and the countryside in Dorset. Grants are available towards travel costs for farm visits and capital projects. Find out more about the Fund and how to apply here.

Joining the Dorchester Agricultural Society gives you the following benefits:

  • Free entry to the Dorset County Show on both days
  • Use of the exclusive Members' Facilities including the Restaurant and Bar
  • Guest passes for Members' Facilities available to purchase at £15 per day
  • Reduced entry fees in most classes
  • The right to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting in April
  • Newsletters throughout the year to keep you updated and informed
  • Entitlement to nominate agricultural employees for Long Service awards

Vice Presidents also enjoy:

  • Priority Parking Pass
  • Access to the Vice Presidents Dining Area Serving 3 Course Lunch
Membership Prices 2021/2022
Single Member Tickets for one person £45
Joint Member Tickets for two people £85
Single Vice President Tickets for one person £60
Joint Vice President Tickets for two people £105
Corporate Membership Tickets for 10 people £425
Life Vice President Membership Tickets for one person
(for life!)


Click here to download a Membership and Direct Debit form. These should then be returned to the Show Office, Agriculture House, Acland Road, Dorchester, DT1 1EF

Tickets are despatched in the middle of August

Children may accompany adult Members into the Members enclosure

Membership closes one month prior to the Show

The 2019 Dorset County Show was Kindly Sponsored By: