10 festivals and fayres in Dorset - May 2017

PUBLISHED: 10:09 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 10 May 2017

Find your inner Georgian at Blandford's street fayre

Find your inner Georgian at Blandford's street fayre


We round up 10 of the best festivals and fayres happening across Dorset this May

Blandford Georgian Fayre - 1 May

Locals and stallholders dress in wonderful historic costume to celebrate the town’s Georgian roots and architecture at this street fayre.

Diesel Gala & Beer Festival - 5-7 May

Diesel locomotives combine with fine local ales at Swanage Railway.

Cursus Cider & Music Festival - 12-14 May

Sixpenny Handley host this live music event accompanied local ciders, ales and street food.

Mini Steam on the Quay - 13 May

Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam with mini traction engines at this festival on Poole Quay.

Millfest at Lyme Regis - 13-14 May

Coinciding with National Mills Weekend, the 700-year-old Town Mill celebrates the millwrights and their machinery as the River Lym turns the waterwheel to grind the flour. Also live music, local food, arts, crafts and fun activities.

Fanfare for Spring - 20 May

Hundreds of street performers and artists from across the world descend on Ringwood for this International Festival for Street Performance Art.

Bournemouth 7s Festival - 26-28 May

Rugby, netball, hockey and dodge ball teams compete in 12 arenas against a backdrop of live music at East Parley.

Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival - 26-29 May

Enjoy new and traditional tunes at this live music weekend with headliners including Ruby Turner.

B-Town Throwdown - 27-29 May

Bournemouth’s festival of hip hop culture featuring battles, workshops and masterclasses.

Teddy Rocks Festival - 28-30 April

Charisworth Farm, Blandford hosts this fundraising event for Teddy20 cancer charity for children. Headlining on Sunday is Scouting for Girls.

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