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.



Summer Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday 21 July, Ellingham & Ringwood Rugby Club

Fancy dress beach volley ball tournament, cocktail / cider / beer tents, tug of war and family fun. Details on club website


The New Forest & Hampshire County Show

24-26 July, Brockenhurst

One of the top agricultural shows in the country, with new extended opening times for 2018. Includes an improved countryside area with dog shows, gymkhana, farm animals and lots more displays and competitions.



The Great Dorset Chilli Festival

28-29 July, Wimborne St. Giles,

A great gathering for chilli enthusiasts and local food and drink lovers with hundreds of stalls, demonstrations and tastings. Hosted at the home of the Earl of Shaftesbury.



International Beer and Bluegrass Festival

Friday 27 July and Saturday 28 July, Victoria Schoole, Branksome, Poole

Now in its fourth year, bringing you the best in beer, Bluegrass and Americana.



Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Proms in the Park

9- 11 August, Meyrick Park

Featuring the full rock band and stars from the West End hit We Will Rock You, playing classics by Queen with a show of choreographed lasers, lights, flames and fireworks.



Ellingham and Ringwood Show

11 August, Somerley House grounds

A traditional agricultural show in the local stately home, with a huge array of animal shows, livestock and stalls, as well as homemade produce competitions.



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.



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.



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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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