Inside Out Dorset
14-22 September, various locations
Billed as ‘Extraordinary events in extraordinary places’, this festival brings together international artists and will this year commemorate the end of the First World War, while also celebrating Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Superstars of Wrestling
Friday 21 September 7.30pm, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton,
Two hours of live family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great Britain.
70s retro night
Friday 21 September, Highcliffe Sports & Social Club
A retro 70s night with Mungo Jerry, disco and DJ Mike Read.
Harvest Festival – Local Producers’ Market
Saturday 22 September, 10am-5pm, Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Road, BH24 3AP
Ringwood Brewery is hosting the first local producers’ market to celebrate British Food Fortnight and National Cask Ale Week. There will be local food and drink stands and the brewery bar will be open. Free mini tours will be available throughout the day. Free entry.
22 September, 13 October and 20 October 10am-1.30pm at The Brewer’s Pizza, near Wimborne Market gates, Wimborne
Sourdough expert, author and chef Sharon Roberts together with Sally Grant are hosting demos for free from 10-10.30 am and then with pizza and wine tasting for £12 immediately afterwards. Watch them make pizza from scratch with a unique strain of lager yeast in a portable oven.
British Food Fortnight and Hampshire Farmers’ Market
Saturday 29 September, 10am-2pm, The Furlong, Ringwood
The Farmers’ Market brings the best of local produce to the Furlong on the last Saturday of every month. To celebrate British Food Fortnight, the September market will feature extra special tastings and live music. Shops in the Furlong will also run exclusive promotions and discounts on British products.
Guided walk at Furzey Gardens
Tuesday 2 October, 11am, Furzey Gardens, Minstead, New Forest
Led by local volunteers, this informal walk will highlight the special places and plants of the season. Meet at the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop at 11am. The walk takes 1.5 hours and is free of charge, although normal Garden Entrance donation applies.
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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. View website for details of this and other carboots in the New Forest
Local Park Run
Every Saturday 9am Moors Valley Country Park.
Poole Greyhound racing
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BP