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“The whole team is proud of the fact that the Dorset County Show is a crucial part of the county’s farming year.
We bring together people from all over the countryside, creating opportunities not just for networking and business, but also for celebration. We love that the show is a treasured event in so many calendars, as individuals and families come together, taking delight in the brilliant community that is Dorset.”
James Cox, Dorset County Show Organiser

“The Dorset County Show has been an essential part of the local calendar from my earliest memories, as a celebration of my culture and the end of bringing in the harvest on the farm. It has been my pleasure to have been involved as a volunteer for more than 40 years.
Being the Chair of the show has been an honour – but not without its challenges! The COVID pandemic put the survival of all such events at huge risk, but it’s at these times that we realise the important part we can play in the fabric of both our community and our local economy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and many visitors – without you we simply wouldn’t be here. I am excited that when we open our gates we will not only be sharing our usual attractions and traditions but also introducing many more too.”
Nicki Ralph, Dorset County Show Chair

“Shows are in our blood! They’re such an important part of the community we support. Meeting with your customers is a really important part of any business and for us – an insurer that focuses entirely on the agricultural sector – rural shows are such a key part of that.”
Peter Beaumont, Managing Director, Cornish Mutual

“Big rural events like agricultural shows are a vital ingredient in the farming calendar, bringing together people from across the rural community to celebrate food, farming and the countryside.
The Dorset County Show is a great opportunity to showcase the quality of Dorset food, drink and produce – as well as some of the finest livestock in the South West. All grown and reared by farmers who work to impeccably high standards.
The iconic Dorset landscape has been shaped by generations of farmers and growers who work the land and who also care for the farmed environment. The county show is a great place for farmers to meet the public and showcase what they do, and we are always delighted to see such quality animals on show in various classes.
The show is also a wonderful opportunity for the NFU to catch up with farmers; on our stand next to the main ring we will have refreshments aplenty and our team will be on hand to discuss all the work and campaigning that is happening on their behalf.”
Gemma Harvey, Dorset County Adviser, NFU

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