What’s on in our area

Summer Live 2018

13 July – 27 August, Bournemouth Town Square

Live music, live art demonstrations, an outdoor summer garden bar and hot/cold food.


Ringwood Art Society Summer Exhibition

Thursday 9 – Monday 27 August, Greyfriars Community Centre

The 50th annual exhibition with a great selection of paintings for sale by local artists.



The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018

Thursday 23 – Monday 27 August, Tarrant Hinton, Near Blandford Forum

One of the world’s largest heritage and cultural events, showcasing Britain’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history, with hundreds of stalls, interesting displays and, of course, unique vehicles. 2018 is the 50th anniversary.



Hampshire Farmers’ Market

Saturday 25 August, The Furlong, Ringwood

Find the best in fresh, local produce at this monthly market in the Furlong courtyard.



Garden Party 2018!

Sunday 26 August 12pm, The Elm Tree Pub, Ringwood

A fun-filled day in aid of the Macmillan charity.



Lions Car Boot Sale

Monday 27 August, 8.30am-3pm, Ringwood Long Stay Car Park

The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club are organising a one-off car boot sale in Ringwood on Bank Holiday Monday. (Regular car boot sales are listed below.)


Gin Festival

Saturday 1 September 12 pm, The Fish Inn, The Bridges, Ringwood

A day of live music from local performers and a selection of over 20 carefully selected guest gins.


Bournemouth Air Festival

30 August – 2 September, Bournemouth Sea Front

Featuring the Red Arrows and other flight acrobatics, WW2 planes and armed forces and related organisations represented on land and at sea.



Ringwood Unplugged

Thursday 6 September 7.30pm, Boston Tea Party, The Furlong, Ringwood

Live showcase and open mic from The Acoustic Connection.


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Regular events and car boot sales

Ashley Heath Car Boot Sale

One of the largest and longest-running in the area. Every Sunday 7am-1.30pm at Homeland Farm, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6QZ

Canford Park Arena Car Boot Fairs

Held on Sundays at Canford Park Arena Magna Rd, Bournemouth, Wimborne BH21 3AP. Early buyers from 9.30am pay £10/car. Buyers from 11am pay £1/car. View website

New Forest Car Boot Sale

The biggest car boot sale in the New Forest, Sunday 7am – 1pm (March-October) Strawberry Fields, Boldre Between Brockenhurst and Lymington (A337) SO41 8PT, SO41 8PT Lymington. View website for details of this and other carboots in the New Forest


Ringwood Antique & Decorative Arts Fair

Second Saturday of every month on the Gateway Square and Meeting House forecourt by the main car park. An eclectic mix of 27 handpicked stalls to tempt you whether antiques, collectables, bric-a-brac or designer-led handmade crafts.


Local Park Run

Every Saturday 9am Moors Valley Country Park.



Poole Greyhound racing

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BP

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