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Dorset Events in September and October - September 15th, 2011

Dorset is a county with something going on all year round, and the next couple of months are as packed as ever for visitors looking for fun and entertainment. Here are just a few of the upcoming local events to get excited about in the coming weeks…

Bridport Hat Festival

This weekend is the annual Bridport Hat Festival, surely one of the most unique and bizarre festivals anywhere in the country. As the name suggests, it’s a celebration of weird and wonderful headgear, with visitors encouraged to join in by bringing or making their own eye-catching and flamboyant hats. The festival will also feature workshops, entertainers and live music, and many of Bridport’s shops will stay open late on Saturday evening for the event.

Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Another big local event this weekend is the Lyme Regis ArtsFest. Many people who decide to  book a Lyme Regis holiday do so because of the town’s fascinating literary history, having served as an inspiration for many great authors over the years. ArtsFest is all about celebrating that history, and will include a number of themed walks through the town, along with a screening of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, the 1981 film adaptation of the John Fowles book set in Lyme Regis. Tickets are still available for the events – head to the Lyme Regis ArtsFest website for details.

Abbotsbury Floodlit Enchanted Gardens

Next month visitors to Dorset get a very special opportunity to visit Abbotsbury’s famous subtropical gardens at night, bathed in coloured lights. The Abbotsbury Gardens, which recently featured on ITV’s Countrywise show, are home to a fantastic array of beautiful and exotic plantlife from around the world.

As well as strolling through the magical candlelit pathways and enchanted glades, you will also be able to do a little early Christmas shopping and stop for supper in the Old Colonial Tea House.

Remember, it’s not too late to book a September/October Dorset camping holiday with us here at Newlands. To see a list of our accommodation options and rates, head over to our website.

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