County Show announces new additions for 2024

THE DORSET COUNTY SHOW returns on the 7th & 8th September, and once again will celebrate rural life in Dorset!

This year, welcoming new displays including Atkinsons Action Horses, IMPs Motorcycle Display Team, Tomahawk Throwing and Alpaca Competitions!

Get ready for Action Horses, Alpacas and Fire jumping motorbikes!

The grand family day out is Dorset’s end of harvest celebration as well as a major networking event for the county’s agricultural sector. The Show brings together everything the county has to offer, introducing new acts alongside favourite local headliners with a modern twist.

Atkinsons Action Horses promise is to thrill, excite and astonish with his high energy, breath-taking, death-defying stunt Show! The County Show will be their first time in Dorset, the display will be an phenomenal display of skill by both rider and horse.

New to the Woodland Area is have a go (free of charge) Tomahawk Throwing with Rockley Buddens Activity Centre.

From the sound of revving engines to the awe of a billowing fire jump and the suspense of a multiple motorcycle combination ‘cross-over’ routine. The IMPs Motorcycle Display team will have you mesmerised by this unmissable display!

James Cox,  Show Organiser, said: ‘At Last year’s Show, we introduced new attractions and areas, this year we have built on these positive changes with even more brilliant new acts that not only celebrate Dorset agriculture and countryside but bring fantastic unmissable displays to the County!’ 

While welcoming new additions, the annual traditions remain at the heart with Livestock, Crafts, delicious Food & Drink, Heavy Horses and so much more! Don’t miss the biggest weekend in the County calendar at your County Show.

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