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Events In Dorchester This Autumn 2018

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Summer’s coming to an end and the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t stop the fun carrying over into the Autumn season. Many exciting Dorchester Autumn events are taking place in the upcoming months. From the Extreme Ninja Challenge to Halloween events, you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy.

Guided Wildlife Wanders

Take a stroll through the beautiful Thorncombe Woods and connect with nature on a deeper level with the Guided Wildlife Wanders tour. Learn all about the many different species inhabited in the forest along with the ancient trees from the tour’s Countryside Ranger. Taking place on the 10th October, 2018, 10 am, this event makes for great morning stroll, and something all age groups can enjoy.

Find out more about Guided Wildlife Wander Tours.

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Ellipse Wine Festival

If you like your rich reds and your crisp whites, the Ellipse Wine Festival is the perfect place for you! Started by a passionate group of 20 woman, the festival was created as a fundraising event to support local charities. And has been bringing local wine fanatics together ever since.

The Ellipse wine festival takes place on the 13th October, down at the Corn Exchange. Definitely worthy of a visit for a good time. Bring your wine loving friends!

Keep up to date about the festival via their Twitter page.


Getting into the spirit of Halloween hasn’t been easier! Dorchester’s local business owners and council are putting on quite the show. These free and paid events are fantastic for kids and even adults too!

Ghost Hunt

Hosted at Brewery Square on October 27th and 28th, 10 am to 3 pm (the weekend leading up to Halloween) is the Halloween Ghost Hunt. Start by collecting your entrance form from the Concierge Office found opposite the Dorchester South Train Station and start your hunt. Find all Halloween images hidden around the square and return your form for a special prize!

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Halloween Party

If parties and discos are your thing then head on over to the Dorchester Trinity Club for Halloween fun on October 27th, 7pm. Enjoy music from Steve Nation Disco, fancy dress with prizes, and food in the open kitchen. The party welcomes people of all ages so take the kids down for a night of Halloween food, music and fancy dress festivities.

Find out more via their Facebook page.

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Extreme Ninja Challenge

Put your physical capabilities to the test and release your inner ninja at Weldmar’s Extreme Ninja challenge. Take on over 5km of challenging terrain as you tackle cargo nets, ninja hole hell, scramble walls, quintuple side steps, rat run tubes, giant balance beams and more! The event takes place at Dorchester’s show-ground on the 28th October, 2018. Head on down with those that are brave enough and take on the challenge!

Find out more about the ninja challenge.

Weldmar Extreme Ninja Challenge

Fireworks At The Dorchester Rugby Club

Dorchester Rugby Club are once more putting on their spectacular firework display. And it’s not only fireworks, many other evening favourites can be expected such as a BBQ, bar, amusements and hog roast. Take the family down for a fun evening full of colourful explosions, tasty food and other entertainment.

The event takes place on the 3rd November, 2018, at the Dorchester Rugby Club.

Dorchester Rugby Club firework display

Craft and Gifts by Mynt Image

Taking place at Dorchester’s Corn Exchange is Craft and Gifts hosted by Mynt Image. If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone (especially with Christmas coming up), the Corn Exchange on the 10th November is the perfect place to be!

Find out more about Craft and Gifts by Mynt Image.

Mynt Image Craft & Gift event

With all these exciting and action packed events that will see you through this Autumn, we hope you will enjoy the upcoming months as much as we will. There’s always something going on everyone can enjoy!

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