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32 Things to do in Dorset in 2017 - January 6th, 2017

From Food Festivals to a Duck Race; Knob throwing and the splendour of the Melplash County Show, Dorset was a busy county in 2016 and it will be again in 2017. So if you are choosing a holiday Park break this year and looking for things to in Dorset to keep the family busy.

Some of the events are local to the Park. However, others are a further afield. Please check the location of the event before your book your break.

What’s on in 2017

Eat Dorset Food Fair
Date: TBC 2017
Location: Beaminster, Dorset
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Grizzly Run
Date: 12 March
Where: Branscombe
Website

Portland Fish & Chips Festival
Date: April 2017
Location: Portland, Dorset
Website

The Dorset Food and Venison Festival
Date: 29 April 2017
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Website

Easter Bonnet Parade
Date: 16 April
Where: Lyme Regis
Website

Lyme Regis Duck Race
Date: 17 April
Where: Lyme Regis
Website

Fossil Festival
Date: 28 & 30 April
Where: Various locations in Lyme
Website

Dorset Knob throwing
Date: 30 April
Where: Kingston Maurward College
Website

Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival
Location: Cattistock
Date: May 2017
Website

Christchurch Food & Wine Festival
Location: Christchurch
Date: 6 & 7 May 2017
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Spring Tide Food Festival
Location: Burton Bradstock
Date: 20 – 21 May 2017
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Poole Harbour Boot Show
Location: Poole
Date: 19 – 21 May 2017
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Jazz Festival May
Date: 26 to 29 May
Where: Marine Theatre
Website

Sherborne Castle Festival
Location: Sherborne
Date: 29 May 2017
Website

Bournemouth Vegan Fair
Location: Bournemouth
Date: June 2017 (TBC)
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Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival
Location: Bournemouth
Date: June 2017
Website

Evershot County Fair
Location: Evershot
Date: June 2017 (TBC)
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Bridport Food Festival
Location: Bridport
Date: June 2017 (TBC)
Website

Cheese and Chilli Festival
Location: Christchurch
Date: 10 & 11 June 2017
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Swanage Fish Festival
Location: Swanage
Date: 10 & 11 June 2017
Website

Dorset Seafood Festival
Date: 8 & 9 July 2017
Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Website

Lifeboat Week
Date: 22 to 29 July
Where: Lyme Regis
Website

Milton Abbas Street Fair
Date: 29 July
Where: Milton Abbas
Website

Great Dorset Chilli Festival
Location: Wimborne St Giles
Date: 5 & 6 August 2017
Website

Melplash Show
Date: 24th August
Where: Bridport
Website

Dorset Steam Fair
Date: 24th to 28th August
Where: Blandford Forum
Website

Lyme Regis Carnival Week
Date: August TBC
Where: Lyme Regis
Website

Mackerel Festival
Date: September TBC
Where: Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Folk Week
Date: 1-3 September
Where: Lyme Regis
Website

Dorset County Show
Location: Dorchester
Date: 2 & 3 September 2017
Website

Food Rocks
Location: Lyme Regis
Date: 3rd & 4th September 2017
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Wimborne Food Festival
Location: Wimborne
Date: 21 October 2016
Website

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