**Early Bird Tickets END 1st JUNE**
Dorset County Show is preparing for an event of unparalleled magnitude, making it the must-see event of the season. Creatures both large and small will be making their grand entrance, some for the very first time.
From Saturday, September 2nd to Sunday, September 3rd, the County Show promises to deliver exceptional value. For those who seize the early bird offer by midnight on Thursday, June 1st, tickets are available at a mere £17 – a substantial £6 off the gate price.
This year’s event is pulling out all the stops. For fans of the equine, there’s the Heavy Horse Village, a tribute to the gentle giants of the horse world. Demonstrations of heavy horse logging will be presented by Dorset’s own Toby Hoad, a rare talent in this ancient art. Attendees can witness the age-old bond between man and horse, reminiscent of a partnership over 10,000 years in the making.
Adding a dash of spirited competition, Shetland pony racing will debut at the County Show. These energetic ponies, known for their speed and agility, are sure to impress spectators.
Monster trucks are set to bring a different kind of horsepower to the County Show. The arrival of Big Pete and his sidekick, The Grim Reaper, will be announced by the roar of their engines as they dominate the showground in a spectacular display of mechanical power.
Livestock competitions offer another facet of entertainment, as the county’s finest rare breeds, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep vie for the title of County Show Champion.
The idyllic woodland area will be the backdrop for the famed Dorset Axemen, whose skills hark back to the era before modern machinery. Attendees will be treated to displays of rapid chopping and crosscut sawing, demonstrating the sheer physical strength of these traditional woodworkers.
The newly introduced Crafter’s Avenue invites onlookers to appreciate the finesse of Dorset’s finest craftspeople. Here, visitors can witness an array of heritage crafts, such as basket weaving, spinning, and whittling.
Gourmands will delight in the event’s gastronomical offerings. In the newly launched Food and Drink Area, the county’s best producers will present an array of local, British delights, catering to every palate. Following high demand, two Food Halls will be available to satisfy even the most discerning foodie.
Show Organiser, James Cox, stated, “Our revised approach for this year highlights the very best of Agriculture, Countryside, Rural Life, and the outstanding Food, Drink, and Crafts that Dorset has to offer. We’re uniting Dorset – from coast to countryside, and across all towns – in a grand harvest celebration.”
Despite the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the show offers a valuable experience for all, particularly as children attend for free. The 10.5 hours of entertainment make it an offer not to be missed.
Bookings can be made effortlessly through the newly designed Dorset County Show website: https://www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk