Up and coming local events

Local Forthcoming Events in 2017

Sherborne Castle Country Fair – Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018

This fair offers a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment.  It hosts one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country and is in one of the finest settings in the South West – a day out for all ages.

The Bath & West Show  30th May – 2nd June 2018

A great treat for half term, this large agricultural show has something for all the family, cattle, sheep, pigs, hens, bees etc, along with a floral marquee, food hall and plenty more shopping too

Longleat Events

Food and Drink Festival 23rd and 24th June 2018

Sky Safari 14th – 16th September 2018 the biggest hot air balloon festival in Europe!

Fantastic Fireworks 1st – 3rd November 2018

Festival of Lights, from 9th November on selected dates

Chalke Valley History Festival, 25th June – 1st July 2018

This is a wonderful week long event of excellent lectures and re-enactments, with plenty of booksellers and other stallholders.  Pick and choose which lectures you would like to hear.

Larmer Tree Festival Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018

Set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens and lively family festival with a good line-up

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show  Wednesday 15th August 2018

An old fashioned argicultural show with cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits. bees, horses, dogs, food, shopping and events – a must for those who love the countryside

Great Dorset Steam Fair  Thursday 23rd – Monday 27th August 2018

The biggest event of its kind in the world and attracts visitors globally too.  Come for the whole five days or just a night.

The Frome Cheese Show            Saturday 8th September 2018

Another old fashioned argicultural show with plenty of livestock, goats, poultry, horse show, cattle, and a wonderful warehouse devoted solely to cheese, local and national – plenty to taste.