10 festivals and fayres in Dorset - May 2017
PUBLISHED: 10:09 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 10 May 2017
We round up 10 of the best festivals and fayres happening across Dorset this May
Locals and stallholders dress in wonderful historic costume to celebrate the town’s Georgian roots and architecture at this street fayre.
Diesel locomotives combine with fine local ales at Swanage Railway.
Sixpenny Handley host this live music event accompanied local ciders, ales and street food.
Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam with mini traction engines at this festival on Poole Quay.
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.
Hundreds of street performers and artists from across the world descend on Ringwood for this International Festival for Street Performance Art.
Rugby, netball, hockey and dodge ball teams compete in 12 arenas against a backdrop of live music at East Parley.
Enjoy new and traditional tunes at this live music weekend with headliners including Ruby Turner.
Bournemouth’s festival of hip hop culture featuring battles, workshops and masterclasses.
Charisworth Farm, Blandford hosts this fundraising event for Teddy20 cancer charity for children. Headlining on Sunday is Scouting for Girls.