Dorset Spring Show debut: crafts, demos, and family fun


The sun is actually shining, and spring has finally sprung in Dorset. With it comes the first-ever Dorset Spring Show – and this family-friendly event packs a punch with a variety of attractions that celebrate the very best of the season and the county.

The Hogg Show

The Dorset Spring Show will be at Kingston Maurward near Dorchester, and it ’swings open its farm gates’ on 27th and 28th April, from 9.30am to 5pm both days: tickets are currently just £12 (KIDS GO FREE).
The show offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, from Extreme BMX and Mountainboarding performances to the appearance of the 2024 Great Pottery Throw Down finalist (and Weymouth resident) Dan Sandham, who will be joined by his fellow Throw Down contestant Ed King for demonstrations as well as leading hands-on workshops.

BMX Bike Skills

The Sheep Show (a ewe-nique crowd-favourite which introduces you to nine different breeds of sheep … that dance!), the Hogg Show (learn about some of the rarest pigs in the world, and witness pig agility to see just how intelligent pigs are!), interactive farm experiences and sheepdog demonstrations are all not to be missed. Kitchen and garden enthusiasts can enjoy expert talks and food and floral demos in the demonstration theatres. The Food & Drink village will be filled with local artisan produce.

Event Organiser James Cox says: ‘We welcome in the new season with a brilliant spring get-together for the whole county. Whether you want to indulge in delicious Dorset foods, purchase local artisan goods, enjoy watching extreme sport, meet a lamb or watch local craftspeople, Dorset Spring Show has it all when it comes to celebrating spring!” 

Dorset Spring Show map 2024 – click to embiggen

The show is set in the picturesque grounds of Kingston Maurward, making it a perfect day out for families.

  • Dorset Spring Show tickets are currently just £12 (KIDS GO FREE) – but ewe don’t want to delay, the discount ends 20th April! Get yours here
  • 27th and 28th April, from 9.30am to 5pm
  • Gate price is £15 per adult.


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