WHAT’S ON: Dorset Show bringing the danger and the daring


Adrenaline-seekers from across the county will be thrilled to hear that the main ring attraction for this year’s Dorset County Show will be all things fast paced and dangerous, as the organisers announce the act.

Dorchester Agricultural Society has revealed that the main ring will host Jason Smyth, ex-world championship motocross rider, and his Adrenaline Tour which includes a performance of live jaw-dropping stunts over the Show weekend.

Dorset County Show takes place this year from Saturday September 7th to Sunday the 8th, at the Dorchester Showground. The two-day annual show attracts more than 60,000 people each year and boasts a variety of attractions, livestock, and fun for all the family.

Will Hyde, show secretary, said: “We are so proud of our line-up of attractions and entertainment for this year’s Dorset County Show, there really is something for everyone. ”

Jason’s display promises to provide show-goers with plenty of thrills and spills, crammed with spectacular tricks on both quad bikes and motorbikes. The routine will also include quad freestyle, which is rare in the UK, with huge jumps over ramps and other obstacles.

Will went on to say: “My team and I specifically put in the time each year to research and ensure our programme of activities appeals to all ages and a variety of interests, while still promoting and celebrating agriculture in Dorset. We are looking forward to giving people one last weekend of family fun to send summer out with a bang.”

Agriculture is still very much at the core of the Show and throughout the weekend hundreds of competitive classes will be taking place for cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, through to homecraft, horticulture and sheep shearing. Poultry, rabbits and alpacas will also be on show, along with falconry displays, scurry racing and the Grand Parade of award-winning livestock.

Its not all sheep and churned up mud however, as food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to try an extensive range of hand-picked catering concessions, each specialising in a different type of cuisine, showcasing local food producers from across Dorset.

To find out more information on what’s planned for Dorset County Show and to book tickets which range from £15- £18 click here


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