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Dorchester Autumn Events in 2019

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Summer may now be over, but the fun doesn’t need to come to an end! These Dorchester Autumn events in 2019 are perfect for keeping all of the family occupied this season.

Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt

Dorchester Prison ghost hunt
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Following the success of the opening on Heritage Open Day, Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt is another opportunity to see many areas inside the historic prison. At the event there will be a chance to use real investigation equipment such as K2 Meters, Ghost Boxes and EVP Sound recording devices. Explore the haunting cells of the prison on Friday 11th October. Tickets are £45 per person*. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

* Unfortunately this event is unsuitable for under 18s and those with mobility issues.

Local Food Producers Market

Attend the local food producers market this Autumn in Dorchester

Brewery Square are teaming up with Dorset Food & Drink for their first local food producers market this October!

A delicious range of locally produced food will be available to purchase from a variety of traders in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The event takes place on Saturday 12 October from 11am until 4pm.

Dorchester Literary Festival

dorchester literary festival 2019

Dorchester Literary Festival is now its fifth year and offers a week of stimulating talks and discussions by leading authors. The festival takes place in various locations around Dorchester from 12th October until 20th October.

Events in 2019 include talks by Tracy Chevalier, Victoria Hislop, Dom Joly, Prue Leith, Alexander McCall Smith, Tim Pears, Sir Tim Waterstone, Raynor Winn and many more.

Find out more and book your tickets online for this year’s Dorchester Literary Festival from the website or from the Tourist Information Centre.

Dorchester Wine Festival

Dorchester wine festival at dorchester corn exchange

Tickets for the Dorchester Wine Festival are hot property and normally sell out very quickly. But if you’re lucky enough to be attending, you’re going to be in for a real treat. The event is organised by Dorchester Corker’s ladies committee, who never fail to deliver an extravaganza to remember. The theme this year is Legends and Divas and promises to be a great opportunity for guests to enjoy a fun-filled evening of fine wine and fancy dress. Now in its 19th year, the popular fundraising event continues to support local charities.

Dorchester Wine Festival takes place on the 12th October, at Dorchester Corn Exchange.

Halloween Ghost Hunt

halloween ghost hunt at brewery square dorchester

Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween at the Brewery Square Halloween Ghost Hunt this October. The ghostly fun takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October from 10am until 3pm.

Families are invited to search for Halloween images dotted around Brewery Square and return their form for a FREE Halloween prize. As well as a prize nominated to the spookiest Halloween costume! Start by checking in at Concierge Office opposite Dorchester South Train Station, to collect your entry forms and begin the ghost hunt.

Fireworks At The Dorchester Rugby Club

Dorchester autumn events in 2019 firework display at dorchester rugby club

Dorchester Rugby Club will once again host their grand firework display with an evening of attractions for all the family. A wide choice of food and fully stocked bar make it the biggest and best annual display in Dorchester!

The event starts at 6pm on the 2nd of November at Dorchester Rugby Club, firework display takes place at 8pm.

Family Firework Night at St Mary’s First School

family fireworks display taking place in dorchester in autumn 2019

St Mary’s Catholic First School Dorchester are hosting a Family Firework Night with BBQ, children’s entertainment and much more! Purchase your tickets from St Mary’s First School for the evening which takes place on Friday 8th November and starts at 5pm – 7:30pm.

We hope this guide to Dorchester Autumn events in 2019 keeps you entertained as we draw nearer the winter months.

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