Dorset, your spring adventure awaits!


Spring 2024 is set to bloom with the inaugural Dorset Spring Show, promising a vibrant celebration of spring flowers, food, farming, and more. Scheduled for Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024, it’s a brand new event from the team behind the Dorset County Show.
The Dorset Spring Show is a celebration of the arrival of warmer days after the chill of winter. Jason Bowerman, Chairman of the Show, says the event may be new, but it has old bones; ‘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.’
Visitors can expect a range of experiences, from savoring local delicacies and discovering the art of food production to enjoying live demonstrations and engaging talks by local speakers. Entertainment will be plentiful, with local acts, hands-on rural skills workshops, and of course there’ll be lots of shopping opportunities. The highlight for many will undoubtedly be the chance to meet newborn lambs – a true sign of spring.
A special focus of the Show will be the farm-to-fork journey, illustrating the agriculture sector’s vital role in feeding the nation. It will feature a variety of speakers and rural crafters, showcasing the essence of Dorset.
James Cox, the Show Organiser, shares his enthusiasm: ‘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 more than 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 coming months.’
Tickets are available now, with an Early Bird offer for adults at just £8, and free entry for children.


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