Rain won’t stop play – new dates for the Spring Countryside Show


Within just 18 hours of making the difficult decision to postpone the Spring Countryside Show due to the severely waterlogged conditions at Turnpike Showground, organiser Cat Harris has announced the show has been swiftly rescheduled for the 8th and 9th of June – and technically, the first day of summer is the 21st June, so it will even still be a spring show!

Despite the major setback, the show’s lineup remains as exciting as ever – Cat has confirmed the return of all the main ring attractions, and visitors can once again look forward to seeing the UK’s only arena stunt clown comedy act, alongside heavy horses, dancing ponies and racing pigs.

Breathing a sigh of relief Cat Harris said: ‘We’re thrilled. The team has been working tirelessly through the bank holiday weekend to find a solution. And we’ve done just that! We are thrilled to be able to announce that the Spring Countryside Show has been reorganised for the 8th & 9th of June this year. There’s a renewed sense of hope and excitement and the team intends this year’s show to be a remarkable experience for everyone. We believe the new dates will provide us with the opportunity to host the show under the best possible conditions.’

Alongside the main ring attractions, there will be free tractor and trailer rides throughout the weekend, horticultural and gardening attractions and a huge range of Dorset food and drink along with live music to celebrate the season. 

‘We want to reassure our traders and ticket holders that bookings and tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates or a full refund will be given,’ says Cat. With a can-do spirit, the team is shaking off their wellies and firmly looking forwards to June.


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