Dorset Spring Show

Dorset Spring Show launched by Dorchester Agricultural Society

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Dorchester Agricultural Society, the organiser of Dorset County Show, has revealed details of a new show. Dorset Spring Show will take place from April 27-28, 2024.

Jason Bowerman, chairman of the show, said” “The aim of the new show is to welcome the warmer months after a long winter. The roots of this event trace back to the society’s annual Spring Horticulture and Homecraft Competitions Show. In 2024, we are taking this to a whole new level with the introduction of the Dorset Spring Show, set against the stunning backdrop of Kingston Maurward.”

Dorset Spring Show is set to encompass an array of experiences – savour local delicacies and discover the skills behind their creation. Watch demonstrations on homegrown foods and listen to local speakers. Be entertained by local acts, try your hand at rural skills, explore the shopping districts and indulge in delicious treats. And yes, you might even get the chance to meet a lamb – after all, it is spring!

The Dorset Spring Show has a special focus on showcasing the farm to fork process, highlighting how the agriculture sector feeds the nation and welcoming a diverse range of speakers and rural crafters in all Dorset aspects. You can even get involved and be part of the Show!

James Cox, show organiser, said: “Speakers corner, floral demonstrations, agri education hub, crafters corner … there is so much happening in this new event, and you can be a part of it. For over 170 years, the Dorset County Show has bid summer farewell in style. In 2024, we are also starting summer with a blooming bang through the Dorset Spring Show. We will have so much to announce over the long winter months.”

The new Spring Event has a starting visitor price at just £8 in comparison to the County Show of £15 upwards.