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Christmas Events in Dorchester 2021

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Christmas is fast approaching and festive events in Dorchester are set to return in a big way in 2021. It’s time to step into a winter wonderland of Christmas lights, fantastic food markets, ice skating and shopping for great gifts in the county town. Make a note of these key dates for the diary and celebrate… Read more »


Dorchester Park4FREE Parking Dates 2021

Monday, November 15th, 2021

The Dorchester BID in association with Dorchester Town Council have agreed with Dorset Council to run a series of Park4FREE days in November and December 2021. The first of the selected free parking days is on Saturday 20th November. The Park4FREE days are Saturday 20th and 27th November. Saturday 4th and Wednesday 22nd December, plus 27th and 28th… Read more »


Help Dorset Become The First Sustainable Palm Oil County

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

A local campaign is running to make Dorset the world’s first sustainable palm oil county, and businesses in Dorchester can help! Bournemouth and Dorchester-based Efeca has worked alongside governments, civil society and private companies in over 30 countries to help encourage sustainable trade and responsible sourcing. Responsible for the UK Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative and Roundtable… Read more »


Dorchester Supersleuth Competition 2021 – The Winners!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Thank you to everyone who entered the Dorchester Supersleuth competition this year. It was one of the most popular we’ve ever had and we know so many of you enjoyed taking part. Congratulations to the winners of Dorchester Supersleuth 2021! About Dorchester Supersleuth 2021 After an absence in 2020, Dorchester’s Supersleuth competition was back and open… Read more »


Cranbornes – Charming New Gift Shop Opens In Dorchester

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Cranbornes is a charming new shop which opened earlier this month in Dorchester. The business already has a successful Shaftesbury based gift shop and has recently opened its doors in the historic Antelope Walk. Stocking a wonderful selection of gifts, cards, stationery, jewellery and women’s accessories, Cranbornes is set to become a regular destination for gift ideas… Read more »


Autumn Events in Dorchester 2021

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Autumn is here and with it a great selection of things to do and events in Dorchester in 2021. Heritage tours, halloween events and firework displays ensure there’s something for all the family. As well as the fantastic Dorchester Literary Festival which makes a very welcome return in its 6th year. Here’s our guide to… Read more »


DorchLive 2021 – A Summer of Great Music in Dorchester’s High Street

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

DorchLive 2021 made a welcome return this summer to offer live music in Dorchester town centre. For six weeks weeks outside The Last Post on the corner of South Street/New Street, the sound of great music played. Giving both locals and visitors some much-needed good cheer and atmosphere to accompany the Saturday shop. A range of… Read more »


Heritage Open Day 2021 – A Taste of Dorchester

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Heritage Open Day is coming back to Dorchester for a week of activities, tours and open days. The events will take place across Dorchester and Poundbury with a theme of ‘Edible England’. The celebration of history and culture and future of our culinary heritage. Titled ‘A Taste of Dorchester’or HOD2021 for short, the events will… Read more »


Dorchester Supersleuth Competition 2021

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Dorchester Supersleuth 2021 picture clue competition is underway. The theme this year is Flags of the World 2021 Olympic Edition, which coincides with the Tokyo Olympic Games. Start your supersleuth mission now! Dorchester Supersleuth 2021 – how it works Dorchester Supersleuth is a picture clue competition with participating shops and businesses getting involved. All around… Read more »


12 Summer Events in Dorchester 2021

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Summer in Dorchester is always a great time to enjoy a variety of pop-up festivals, outdoor shows and events. The pandemic has made things challenging for event organisers, but there are still some fun activities taking place this year. With the sun coming out and restrictions being lifted it will be a great time to reconnect… Read more »


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