BUSINESS: Dorset County Show seeking exhibitors for new ‘Dorchester Street’ feature


Organisers of the Dorset County Show are encouraging local businesses to take part in the new ‘Dorchester Street’ at this year’s show.

The show attracts 60,000 visitors each year, and is introducing a dedicated trade avenue to 2019 hoping it will encourage show-goers to support local businesses, as well as give them the opportunity to discover what’s available in the area throughout the year.

Will Hyde, show secretary, commented: “Supporting local businesses is really important to us as a society. We are lucky to have so many great retailers, food producers, artists and more on our doorstep, that we felt they should have their own showcase area within the showground.”

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

‘Dorchester Street’ will be located in the heart of the trade avenues on the Dorchester Showground. Pitches start from just over £300, depending on the size needed.

Phil Gordon, project director of Dorchester BID, added: “The BID is delighted to support this great new initiative by the Dorset County Show to showcase some of the best local businesses in Dorchester, in their appropriately named ‘Dorchester Street’ at this year’s show. I hope that this new quarter will develop over the coming years and become showcase for the shops and businesses in town.”

Businesses interested should contact for more details on how to get involved.

Tickets for this year’s Dorset County Show are £14 until the end of July, when the price rises to £15, and children under 16 go free. Visit their website, here, for more information.


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