Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair Brought 5,300 Visitors to DorchesterWednesday, July 31st, 2019
A superb new video and some very encouraging figures have been released by the organisers of the successful Thomas Hardy Fair which took place in Dorchester in June.
The Thomas Hardy Fair was supported by 210 Volunteers. A contribution of 1,894 volunteering hours went into the event.
There were approximately 5,300 people in attendance on the day in Dorchester, with 24% of them were visitors who live outside Dorset.
The event brought a total of £115,600 of visitor spend to the local area. A huge success!
Thomas Hardy Fair Video
A fantastic video that really captures the spirit of the Victorian Street Fair has been produced by Pageant Productions. Watch the video below and relive the experience…
During the event, both High West Street and High East Street were closed to traffic for Dorchester’s first Victorian Street Fair. The event was a celebration of the 179th Birthday of one of Dorchester’s most famous residents.
As you can see from the video, it was a well-attended and fun filled day for all the family, with a wide variety of Victorian and Thomas Hardy themed activities. From maypole dancing to traditional folk music performance, there was something for everyone.
Costume Competition Winner
It is hoped the event will return again in the future. Let’s do it again sometime!