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Here is some useful information if planning to join us at the 2024 Dorset Spring Show. 

The Event is held at Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. 

The Show opens at 9:30 and closes at 17:00 on both days (27 & 28 April).


Use the postcode DT2 8PY. Please follow the yellow roadsigns from the A35 stinsford roundabout. Car Parking is free of charge, car parks are sponsored by Dorchester Timber. 

FREE Shuttle Bus to the Show from Dorchester & Poundbury!

Download the Shuttle Bus route and timetable here.  Those using the shuttle must have a pre-purchased Show Ticket or purchase a ticket upon arrival at the Show. 

You can also walk to the Show from Dorchester. 


Adult Prices:

Tier 1 | Early Bird: £8 | Ends 31st January 2024  

Tier 2 | Advance: £12 | Ends 20th April 2024

Tier 3 | Show Week Advance: £13.50 | Ends 26th April 2024

Tier 4 | Show Weekend: £15 | 

Children go FREE!


Parking at the Show is free of charge. All parking is on grass. Disabled parking is located at the front of the car parks, please display your blue badge to the Car Parking Stewards. 


Click the below link and enter the e-mail address used to purchase the ticket:


Yes! Well behaved dogs on non-extendable leads are welcome at the Dorset Spring Show but will not be permitted in Food Halls or Animal Areas. 

You can book a Mobility Scooter from Wheels for Freedom on 01202 670450 or online via Shopmobility at Events – Community First Shop (cfirst.org.uk)

Please book early to avoid disappointment! 

Visit the Trade Stand page of the website for booking details. 

There is not a campsite at Dorset Spring Show.

You can leave the Show and re-enter on the same day. You must get a stamp at the gate as you leave the Show. If you do not get a stamp you will not be able to re-enter the Show. 

No, Tickets are valid for either Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th April 2024. 

Please bring cash, while some traders will take card, many will not. Also remember, that the event takes place in fields and phone signals may not work. 

Visit the below link for our full ticket FAQs: Welcome to Dorset County Show (ticketsrv.co.uk)

If an adult visitor requires full time care or personal assistant, a complimentary carer ticket is available. Proof of carer status will be requested on entry. 

Companion tickets are only available on the gate, and must enter with the adult visitor they are caring for.

The Adult the carer is entering with can purchase a ticket on the gate or in advance. 

The Show opens at 9:30 and close at 17:00 on both days.

The Show has a very small animal area with lambs and calves. Hand washing stations are provided. If touching animals or their pens please wash your hands after. 

Contact Dorset Spring Show:

E. info@dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

T. 01305 264249

Show Office: Agriculture House, DT1 1EF

Venue: Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, DT2 8PY