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.

The Dorset Agricultural Society, organisers of the show, are anticipating that around 40,000 of us will be making Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September firm dates for our diaries.  But it’s not just us humans who will be flocking through the gates over the show weekend.  Around 2,000 animals are expected to be on the ground, too, including more rare breeds than you will see anywhere else in the County.

This year, the Dorset County Show will be celebrating its 175th anniversary.  It’s an unbelievable milestone and has given the Society plenty of opportunity to learn how to entertain a large and diverse crowd with a unique blend of Dorset agricultural tradition as well as contemporary family attractions. 

What is it about the Dorset County Show that makes it so special?

  • It’s the largest major event on the agricultural calendar which gives it a distinctive party atmosphere
  • It coincides with the Harvest Festival which ensures the cream of the crop in the horticulture tent
  • The most delectable food from Dorset with a little help from our friends at Dorset Food & Drink who really know how to put on a Wessex Feast
  • A homecraft tent which attracts more exhibits than any other show in the County
  • Your one-stop shop for a garden shed, a shiny new car or a pair of ducks (so don’t forget your wallet!)
  • An incredible collection of rare breeds including Greyface Dartmoors, Oxford Sandy & Blacks and Norfolk Horns

This year’s must see and dos:

  • The White Helmets Motorcycle Team will rev you up with their full-throttle, daredevil stunts in the Main Ring. 
  • Four legs can be as thrilling as two wheels, as demonstrated by the terrier and ferret racing in the Countryside Arena.  
  • Love shopping? The show is a cornucopia of stands and stalls, selling everything from tractors to tiaras, windows to wellies, clothing to cupcakes.

Need to Know:

The Dorset County Show takes place in 2015 on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.  Gates open at 8.30am.

Save money and buy early bird tickets before 1st August for the special price of £11.00 per adult. Kids go free.  Tickets are available on-line at as well as at local tourist offices.  Tickets go up to £13.00 from the 1st August and are £16.00 on the gate.  . 

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Dorset County Show
5th Aug 2015 09:00:00

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