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Best Days Out in Dorset – September 2018
|30th August – 2nd September 2018|
Purbeck Chamber Music Festival
is an exciting new artistic development curated by Natalie Clein and her fellow musician friends. The Festival takes place every year at the end of summer in the beautiful surroundings of Purbeck in Dorset in historic locations, churches, unusual sites and schools. Natalie invites exceptional musicians, actors and lecturers from both home and abroad to make music with her in the intimate venues which the extraordinary Isle of Purbeck offer
| 1st and 2nd September 2018|
Dorset County Show
There is something for everyone at the Dorset County Show from over 2,000 prize winning animals, national jaw-dropping vegetable championships and magnificent steam engines to over 540 trade stands.
Bridport’s Hat Festival
The town centre will be taken over by thousands of hat wearers throughout the day, with competitions, trade stalls, food & drink, live acts and a mass hat-wearing photo-op in ‘Bucky Doo’ Square at 1pm.
Poole’s Thai Festival
Grab your families and friends and pop down to Baiter Park (Harbourside) to experience a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Entertainment throughout the day includes, traditional music and dancing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children’s play area.
|7th – 9th September 2018|
Swanage Folk Festival
Followers of folk music flock to the concerts, join-in sessions, and try something new at workshops. The festival features a number of concerts and music in the main marquee on Sandpit Field and other venues.
|8th – 9th Sept 2018|
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Celebration of Cheese, Food and Crafts established for over 15 years now and based on a tradition of Cheese making in the town, stretching back for over 100 years. Come and sample the wares from 70 food and Cheese stalls, over 80 craft exhibitors. Enjoy some of the 25 plus beers in the “real ale” tent, cider from local cider makers, a wine bar, live music and children’s entertainment.
Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival
The Dorset coastal walking is spectacular. From a stroll along the beach in beautiful Swanage to a serious hike along the Jurassic Coast.
Bournemouth’s Orchid Fair and Show
Exquisite and intriguing orchids on display. Free high quality cultural advice. Free potting demonstrations – bring along your plants for free advice. Re-potting service – from £1.00. Trade attractions – Laurence Hobbs Orchids, Ratcliffe Orchids & Burnham Nurseries. Refreshments available at cost. Plenty of parking available at cost.
|14th Sept 2018|
Ornamental Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas at Knoll Gardens All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting covering everything from maintenance to designing with grasses. 2pm – 4.30pm. £35. Book online at: www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on: 01202 873931.
|Sunday 23rd September 2018|
Open House and Gardens at Smedmore- 2pm-5pm.
In aid of Kimmeridge Village Hall. Open Garden & House day at Smedmore House, by kind permission of the owner. Two acres of flower gardens, orchards and a Mediterranean garden surround this hidden jewel on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. At the bottom the main walled garden is a walk through woods and fields down to Kimmeridge Bay.