Local Events

Below you can see a list of forthcoming events occurring in Dorset.




16 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017

Purbeck Literary Festival 2017

Exploring the landscape through literature. Creative, comedy and blog writing workshops, poetry, performances and events featuring the works of Enid Blyton, T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and contemporary authors many of whom lived in or were inspired by Purbeck.

For more information please visit www.purbeckliteraryfestival.info

22 April 2017

Powerstock Cider Festival 2017

This will be another exciting year for the celebrated Powerstock Cider Festival which takes place between 6pm and 10.30pm in the 'Hut' (village hall). As in previous years there will be arond 20 cider producers attending the festival as well as local food suppliers.

For more information please visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/powerstock-cider-festival-2017-p990163

28 Apr 2017 -       2 May 2017

Sherborne Abbey Music Festival 2017

For more information please visit http://sherborneabbey.com/

30 Apr 2017

Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival 2017

Time 10:00 - 16:00

The world-famous Dorset Knob Throwing competition returns as part of the Frome Valley Food Festival.

Besides knob throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including knob eating, knob painting, a knob and spoon race, guess the weight of the big knob, knob darts and a knob pyramid.

Plus many other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference.

The Frome Valley Food Festival will run alongside the knob throwing

For more information please visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/dorset-knob-throwing-and-frome-valley-food-festival-2017-p798873

20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Spring Tide Food Festival

Time 10:00 - 16:00

This spectacular outdoor food event offers you the chance to meet and buy from the hugely talented local producers who will be on hand to show off Dorset produce at its very best. Expect to find everything on the shopping list from fresh fish & local meat, artisan bread, cheeses and a selection of locally made beer and cider. You'll also find a selection of quality products from local craftsmen and artists.

For more information please visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/spring-tide-food-festival-p1210243

26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Festival 2017

For dedicated jazzers and blues hounds alike, the Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues festival aims to bring the best of live music, both new and traditional, to the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

For more information please visit www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk

3 June 2017 - 4 June 2017

Wessex Folk Festival

Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the picturesque harbourside. Workshops and traditional music sessions in the local pubs.

For more information, please visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/wessex-folk-festival-p2053673

10 June 2017 - 11

Cheese & Chilli Festival

Time 10:00 – 17:00

A family festival celebrating all things Cheese & Chilli with loads going on for the whole family including; Live Music, Stunt Shows, Chilli Eating Competition, Falconry display, Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Inflatables, Bars, Craft Tent, Sand Art, Balloon Modelling, Wine Tastings, Cooking Demonstrations, Chilli Presentations, not to mention all the amazing produce and crafts for sale at the show.

For more information, please visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/cheese-and-chilli-festival-p2169573