Things to do in Dorset this weekend
PUBLISHED: 14:41 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 26 April 2017
Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.
Details of events correct at time of publishing.
Sherborne Abbey Festival - Friday 28 April to Tuesday 2 May
With a clutch of awards for Tourism Event of the Year and a stellar line-up of world class performers you know the Sherborne Abbey Music Festival will be something special. The Festival is also unique in that 70% of all performances are free entry, making it one of Dorset’s most accessible music events.
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival - Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April
This annual event aims to enthuse young people about science and earth sciences as well revealing secrets of the Jurassic Coast and all its fossil treasures great and small.
Skimmity Hitchers: Fuelled by Cider - Friday 28 April
Corn Exchange, Dorchester
Part hoedown, cabaret and folk-punk these cider-drinkin’ reprobates are supported by ska-reggae heroes Bluetown Rumble and apocalyptic surf outfit Palooka 5.
Dorset Food & Venison Festival - Saturday 29 April
Post Green Farm, Lytchett Minster BH16 6AP
The event is taking place in the glorious grounds of Post Green Farm and is promoting all things venison, and the whole local food scene of Purbeck. It’s a great opportunity to try local venison which will come in all forms from burgers and steaks to sausages and charcuterie.
Anyday - Saturday 29 April
Portesham Village Hall
Comic, absurd and surreal, Anyday is a circus show like no other. At its heart is Max who lives on a trampoline, with only his little pet bird for company. Outstanding Spanish comedy theatre on a trampoline! 7.30pm.
Sitting Spiritually Open Weekend - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April
The Sitting Spiritually Garden near Lyme Regis has had a major redesign by RHS Gold Winning Garden Designers Jarmanmurphy. To celebrate this the award-winning swing seat maker is opening their garden to the public, also attending will be Robert James Sculpture, Adrian Gray Stone Balancing, Lucy Young Art, Jarmanmurphy Garden Design & Joshua Rose Shepherd Huts. Open 10am-5pm, entry and parking are free.
Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival - Sunday 30 April
Kingston Maurward College
Alongside all this fabulous Knob nonsense is the Food Festival where you can sample, taste and purchase a fine range of local foods including breads, cheeses, ciders, meats, game and poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings in addition to chocolate, coffee and wine supplied by well respected local businesses.