14th – 20th October, Mere Literary Festival http://www.merelitfest.co.uk/
Late September to end October, wonderful autumn colours at Stourhead Gardens http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead/
28th September – Yapp Brothers Wine sale http://www.yapp.co.uk/
Saturday 14th September – Frome Cheese Show http://www.fromecheeseshow.co.uk/
14th September, Mere Carnival http://www.merecarnival.co.uk/
30 August – 1 September – Bath & West Gardening Show http://www.bathandwest.com/shows/29/
Wednesday 21st August – Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show http://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk/
15th – 16th August Wilderness Skills Gathering at The Bison Farm, West Knoyle
17th to 21st July, The Lamer Tree Festival with Van Morrison in the line up
13th and 14th July, The annual Native American Pow Wow at The Bisson Farm, West Knoyle
24th to 30th June The Chalke Valley History Festival the largest history festival in the UK which also combines a literary section.
Saturday 15th June – The Wiltshire Jazz Festival, Dinton
The Wiltshire Jazz Festival 2012 provided a feast of memories topped by the appearance of the brilliant Brazilian singer-songwriter Eliane Elias and her husband and bass player Marc Johnson.
30th May to 2nd June, Sunrise Festival, between Westbury and Frome
29th May – 1st June, The 150th Royal Bath & West Show, a great four day show with a huge variety of stalls, animals and a fun fair too.
25th May – 2 June Wylye Valley Art Trail
A unique opportunity to see the wide range of art being carried out in this area. Visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries. Meet and talk to artists and craftspeople.
24th May – 8th June, Salisbury International Arts Festival
Since 2009 the Festival has delivered more free events than ever. More than half of all Festival attendances in 2012 were to free events – 48,000 free attendances of a total 80,000 created a palpable sense of celebration in the region.
12th May, Guided bluebell walk in the woods around Stourhead, starts at 10.30
Saturday 27 April 2013
Yapp Brothers our wonderful local wine merchants have their Spring bin end sale
1st – 10th March 2013
Bath Literary Festival, a ten day festival with over 150 events which features a host of illustrious authors and thought-provoking events, including J.K. Rowling, Hilary Mantel, P.D. James, Kate Mosse, Pat Barker, Harriet Walter, Darcey Bussell, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Fisk, Gavin Esler, A.N. Wilson, Allan Little,Ben Goldacre and many more.
Salisbury Cathedral has Services and Concerts galore in December. They are also offering an evening Tower Tour so you can see the Christmas Lights from the roof of the Cathedral http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/dyn/files/christmas2012atsalisburycathedral.pdf
From Thursday 22nd November Bath has a wonderful Christmas Market http://www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/
Longleat hosts a Halloween Spoktacular from the 20th October http://www.longleat.co.uk/events
Longleat celebrates Christmas with lots of seasonal themed things to do including Ice Scating in front of the house. From the 16th November (weekends only) and then everyday for the 10 or so days before Christmas http://www.longleat.co.uk/christmas
23rd and 24th November. Our terrific local wine merchant Yapp Bros have some great sales with brilliant tasting too http://www.yapp.co.uk/pages/events.aspx
27th and 28th The Wimborne Food Festival