What's On in Dorset

Many of the events and festivals taking place throughout Dorset are listed here in our guide to what’s on in Dorset. The list covers Bournemouth events, Poole events and Weymouth events as well as events and festivals in many of the county’s market towns and smaller villages. So, to find out what’s on in Dorset while you are here on holiday or visiting for a short break, take a look below.

10 Oct

The Mission Hall, Mission Hall Lane, Sutton Poyntz, Dorset DT3 6LY

10/10/2015 To 10/10/2015

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

We are so privileged to be able to welcome back to Weymouth, STEPHEN FEARING, who is one of Canada’s finest guitar players and a unique vocalist who has shared the stage with everyone from Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, to Richard Thompson and Martin Carthy.
Praised by music writers worldwide, Stephen Fearing is a much sought after musician who rarely slows down. He has performed extensively throughout North America, the UK and Ireland both as a solo artist, and with the award-winning roots trio Blackie & the Rodeo Kings.
“Rooted in folk and blues, but with enough wit, skill and emotion to bridge the roots-pop divide… how the man isn’t packing out arenas will for now remain a mystery.” AmericanaUK
“Glorious songs, stacks of charisma, and a confident, engaging stage presence, and it’s little wonder that he comprehensively wowed an audience most of whom had probably never heard of him.”
Lloyd Walters – Live Review

Tickets £12.50 only in advance from 01305 837299

14 Nov

Dorset SP5 5QX

14/11/2015 To 14/11/2015

10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Pentridge Village Hall

14th November 10-12 noon

Free Entry

Tea and Cake

How does it work?

  • Go through your wardrobes and bring all your good quality clean unwanted clothes (no holes or marks please) to village hall on 12th or 13th November or ring Penny on 07753 747169 if you would like them picked up.  Children and adults clothes please!
  • Come along on 14th November at 10am with your empty bags and have fun filling them with as many clothes as you would like.
  • Make a donation as you leave (suggested donation of £10-£20 per bag).


Charity clothes swaps are based on goodwill and trust –

In aid of Childrens Chance & Pentridge Village Hall

24 Oct

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Dorset

24/10/2015 To 01/11/2015

10:30 am To 6:00 pm

A nine day Spooktacular with craft activities in the Laundry, a spooky trail around the gardens and a series of story theatre walks throughout the holiday period.

Come along dressed in costume and help to add some scariness to our Spooktacular. With daily craft activities in the Laundry between 11am-3pm, a spooky garden trail and a series of bookable story theatre walks, there’s something for everyone.

Normal admission applies.

20 Oct

Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BP

20/10/2015 To 20/10/2015

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm


Please visit http://autismwessex.org.uk/event_calendar/view/halloween-quiz-1 to book your place now!  

Celebrate Halloween with the Autism Wessex Spooktacular Quiz! For just £10 per person, teams of 4-6 can enjoy a free drink, pizza dinner and compete for the coveted trophy.

Bring your friends, family and colleagues along for a 7pm start at Portfield School! All proceeds from this fun-filled evening will go towards the school’s new interactive room!

We hope to see you there!

17 Oct


17/10/2015 To 25/10/2015

8:00 am To 8:00 pm

The Lyme Regis Walking Festival is a family-friendly week-long festival of walking based in & around Lyme Regis, aimed at encouraging local residents & visitors to pull on their walking boots & get out in the fresh air to enjoy the stunning coastline & hinterland of this very special corner of Dorset.

Think the south-west coastal path as it snakes along the Jurassic Coast & the historic Liberty Trail skirting Iron Age hill first on its way to deliver protestant rebels to join the Monmouth Rebellion in Lyme Regis back in 1685.

Expect guided, themed walks with resident historians & specialists, nature walks with RSPB guides & self-guided walks as well as quizzes & walking themed exhibitions.

Check individual booking arrangements on festival Facebook page.

Lyme Regis Walking Festival is organised and promoted by Lyme Regis Business Group.