Whether you’re looking for locally sourced food, a special gift or unique craft decorations for your home, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes a perfect day out for all the family.Gift Stalls
Rebecca Hind talks about her paintings, vision and inspiration given and taken from sacred places and dramatic nature.
Explore the natural world around you using your senses of touch, taste, hearing and smell as well as sight.
An exhibition of amazing work by artists living in and around Dorchester.
Medieval Madness – 90 minutes of LEGO® Brick Building Fun!
The Dorchester Festival dog show is fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey.
Have a wonderful afternoon with Dorchester experts on hand to help you tick off all the essential things to do in this great village.
Packed with games, facts, improvisation and performance opportunities, this exciting workshop will give children a fun, positive and engaging introduction to the work of The Bard.
Renowned architectural historian Malcolm Airs will lead a walk through the heart of the village to explore Dorchester’s fascinating architectural history and to explain its development from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Dorchester!
Come and enjoy the trendy games cafe experience for free and get all competitive with our classic pub games challenge!
Science Oxford produce two amazing one hour science shows that will have you on the edge of your seat! These workshops are part of our Science Mad! afternoon for kids, with workshops completely free – read more about it here.
Throughout this Science Mad! afternoon there will be lots of science experiments for all ages in the Festival Tent and in the Abbey
Come and drive around our Abbey on these amazing metal pedal and ride-on cars – Bugatii 1930’s racers, emergency vehicles with flashing lights, sirens, bells and tow hooks, even a classic Fergusson tractor and trailer and Deauville touring car!
Our intrepid Rector walks on custard (not water!).
A double bill of theatre, poetry and music whisk you back to the days of World War II.
Be prepared to be wrapped in the smooth tones of the Great American Songbook and the swinging classics of the golden age of jazz, all played by masters of the art.
Join the children of St Birinus Primary school as they recreate the historic Dorchester May Day celebration photo 100 years on.
10,000 years of Dorchester: a guided walk through the archaeology and history of the village.
Lights, camera, action! Bring your stories to life!
Demonstrating in the beautiful setting of the Manor House kitchen, Christine will take you through a baking masterclass including a showstopper dessert and creative ideas for you to bake at home.
Fun cookery workshops for 2-5yrs and 6-11yrs. Building confidence and skills in the kitchen, giving children an opportunity to express their creativity and be proud of their achievements!