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Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A Victorian Fair is set to come to Dorchester to celebrate the life and works of Thomas Hardy

From 9am until 6pm on the 2nd June High East and High West Street will be closed to make way for the Victorian Fair which promises live music, local food and lots of dancing. Prizes will also be given to the best Victorian fancy dress.

This year marks what would have been Hardy’s 139th birthday and 90 years since his death. For Hardy fans there will be other events over the weekend including walks, lectures, talks and a wreath with be laid at Thomas Hardy’s statue.

Event organisers hope that if the day is a success it could become an annual event to celebrate one of Dorset’s most famous residents.

Victorian Fair

Sponsorship opportunities

There is also plenty of opportunity for local businesses to get involved too. There are a variety of different sponsorship offerings. To discuss sponsorship please email Councillor Gareth Jones.


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