New for 2023

Big Pete & The Grim Reaper 

The worlds biggest monster trucks are coming to the County Show!

Revving their engines, crush cars and doing some damage! These mechanical giants need no introduction as you will hear them before you see them! 

Big Pete is the world’s only real monster truck, weighing an impressive 7.5 tonnes! 

Taking to the Main Ring twice, both days of the Show. Don’t miss the world’s largest monster trucks! 

Shetland Pony Racing

Sponsored by Sherborne Sports Centre
 The Shetland ponies and their young Jockies complete in a series of high speed races to gain the first placed rosette. 

Who will be your winner?  

Dorset Axemen

Taking place in the new Woodland Area, the Dorset Axemen will be demonstrating the skills of the forester, woodman, timber cutter, before modern-day machinery.

Their display contains all aspects of speed and accuracy chopping and crosscut sawing with razor sharp axes & saws.

Timetable of displays coming soon. 


Mounted Pony Club Games 

Watch Teams of riders with ponies take part in a series of exciting and exhilarating races that involve a mix of turns, handovers, skill, vaulting and galloping against other teams.

The riders require accuracy, agility, concentration , eye coordination, team work and speed! 

Crafter’s Avenue

The County Show is all about showing Dorset and the talents within – from the Jurassic Coast to Hardy’s Blackmore Vale. 

This year, a new Crafters Avenue will feature a range of hand made, personal crafters alongside craft demonstrations. 


Wood Carver 

Art unlike any other – watch as a skilled wood carver uses a chainsaw to turn wood into a stunning sculpture across the County Show weekend. 

Food & Drink Area


Celebrating local producers, the Dorset County Show is introducing a new area to the Show to showcase the many Great British treats. The Food & Drink Area gives you the opportunity to purchase delicious foods and drinks to take home to use in the kitchen along with mouth watering foods to eat at the Show. Take in the smells and the atmosphere of this new area by taking a seat under the glorious colourful flags.