This year’s main ring attraction at the Dorset County Show will be camel racing provided by Joseph’s Amazing Camels.

Camel-racing is one of the star attractions at this year's Dorset County Show

Camel-racing is one of the star attractions at this year’s Dorset County Show

Featured on Countryfile and also the stars of many advertising campaigns, including easyJet, this is the first time camel racing has taken place at the show and is definitely not to be missed!

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.

Also new for 2018 is the Food & Farming Education Area, which will provide visitors with everything they need to know about the key role farming plays in our everyday lives.

Throughout the weekend competitive classes will be taking place for more than 20 different types of cattle, over 30 different types of sheep, goats and pigs, as well as in homecraft, horticulture and sheep-shearing. Poultry, rabbits and alpacas will also be on show, with falconry displays and scurry racing in the main ring.

Food lovers will have an extensive range of hand-picked catering concessions to choose from, each specialising in a different type of cuisine, showcasing local food producers from across Dorset. There will be more than 450 trade stands at the show for those looking to support local suppliers. High-end country items will also be found in the Shopping@theAvenue marquee.

Will Hyde, show secretary, said: “We have produced a jam-packed programme of activities which we are proud of for 2018 and will capture all interests and bring people together to celebrate the best of Dorset’s rural life.”

Sat 1 – Sun 2 September, Dorchester Showground, Coker’s Frome, £18 on day, earlybird tickets from £14, 01305 264249.


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