Weekend events in Dorset: Dorset County Show, Bridport Hat Festival, Lyme Food Rocks Festival & more... (From Dorset Echo)
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Weekend events in Dorset: Dorset County Show, Bridport Hat Festival, Lyme Food Rocks Festival & more...
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- Thousands of people are expected at the south west's biggest show, the Dorset County Show in Dorchester on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am.
- Top chef Mark Hix and Jo Harris of HIX Restaurants Ltd, have partnered with the RNLI again to put on Food Rocks in Lyme Regis between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
- The fourth Bridport Hat Festival is taking place on Friday and Saturday with the town centre taken over by thousands of hat wearers on Saturday.
- Elsewhere, the River Cottage Autumn Fair takes place at River Cottage HQ in Axminster.
- Bestival is being held on the Isle of Wight, featuring Elton John, Fatboy Slim, Sinead O'Connor and more.
That's all for this weekend. Hope you all had a good one.
Don't forget to tune into Air 107.2 FM at 8.20am tomorrow for a full round-up of the day's news straight from the Echo newsroom.
There was a fire on the Rodwell Trail last night. Full details here: bit.ly/1aufDYs
Sounds like everyone had a good day at the Dorset County Show.
Organisers say it was the most popular show to date.
The ultimate in happy and contentment at Dorset county show... http://t.co/xn7FpORumC— @LouiseAcuherbs 08 September 2013
Fantastic day at the Dorset County Show! @Hannah_L_W92 @Kayleighbean @thechriselson— @flowther9 08 September 2013
😍😍 I ❤ Bacon @ Dorset County Show http://t.co/LNYpB2kvjU— @Steph_carter 08 September 2013
TRADESTAND NEWS: dorset county show has been brilliant, such a wonderful weekend!— @BBackEquestrian 08 September 2013
Have a look at our photos from the #DorsetCountyShow here: http://t.co/fMEsvynteE— @EchoRBurnett 08 September 2013
Dogs in hats; watch our video of #BridportHatFest today http://t.co/prHVcr6W7E— @watershedpr 07 September 2013
Food Rocks - day 2. More great food & demo sessions. Marine Parade & Theatre Square. From 10am. Another great day in Lyme!— @FoodieByTheBay 08 September 2013
RT @LeakersBakery: Caroline is looking forward to her 3pm demo @HixRestaurants Food Rocks in Lyme Regis today!— @HixRestaurants 08 September 2013
RT @FoodieByTheBay: Sky washed blue - glorious sun shining down on Food Rocks in Lyme again now. Don't miss it!— @TownMillBrewery 08 September 2013
Dorset County Show 2013: http://t.co/UxzMZ1eNOs via @YouTube— @ZP_SJumper 08 September 2013
Dorset County Show: http://t.co/PVTxsgvrjp - RT @BonnyBrake Lovely day at the Dorset County Show yesterday... #pigs #precious http://...— @BournemouthNow 08 September 2013
There are delays on the A35 at the moment - the Kingston Maurward roundabout is closed for a Dorset County Show horse parade.
I had a lovely time at the County Show - ate delicious food, petted cute animals and saw some great displays.
After rain, then sun, then rain.....we now have more sun! Hope people have found shelter at the Dorset County Show.
At dorset county show. #day out— @helpwithyourdog 08 September 2013
Just seen a dog in a buggy, standard Dorset county show— @lajoconde_ 08 September 2013
Ken Deadman from Portland sent us this adorable picture of one man and his best friend at the Dorset County Show.
Paul Reade, community and events fundraiser at Autism Wessex, said around 33 cyclists are taking part in the Autusm Wessex Bike Ride from Dorchester to Christchurch.
Here's Dorchester Mayor Stella Jones starting off the ride from Charles Street in Dorchester this morning.
Here's some action from the main ring at Dorset County Show, taken by Echo photographer Finnbarr Webster.
CYCLISTS had a damp start as they headed off from Dorchester on the Autism Wessex Bike Ride.
Echo photographer John Gurd is participating and raising lots of money for charity so if you see the cyclists en route to Portfield School in Christchurch, give them a loud cheer.
After 33 miles, we think that John will have earned himself a very large beer!
@SundayBrunchC4 Dorset County Show. My husband Mark with a rescue parrot http://t.co/CaRTQtFwUh— @Dorset_Janey 08 September 2013
Off to the #Dorset County Show with my folks. Always some 'proper' local characters there. I'm gonna head straight to the food hall :-)— @donkeymouth 08 September 2013
Having lived in Dorset all my life I am finally going to the Dorset County Show. Lets see what this county is all about. Excited!! 🐏🐓🐶💐🚜🍰🐮🐷— @KirstASmith 08 September 2013
Damp start at the Dorset County Show but dancing sheep show just starting which will cheer us all up.— @PaddockPlants 08 September 2013
Dorset county show🐴🐶 love this every year💕— @NatalieA1999 08 September 2013
Good morning everyone, it's Rachael here. I'll be taking my wellies to the Dorset County Show later today. What a shame the sunshine didn't hold out.
Take a look at our picture gallery from this year's Dorset County Show: bit.ly/1e2KcpR
Dorset County Show secretary Sam McKenzie-Green said it's a record year for visitors so far.
She said: "It's gone amazingly well today.
"We have had lots and lots of people, we're probably on for a record.
"The traffice has flowed fantastically this year which is a big relief.
"There's been so much on today and we're in for more of the same tomorrow.
"Hopefully the weather will hold off and we'll have more lovely sunshine."
Here's one of Echo photographer Finnbarr Wester's shots from today's proceedings at Dorset County Show.
Off to the #DorsetCountyShow tomorrow? Have a look at our essential guide: http://t.co/TN6CLJEad7— @EchoRBurnett 07 September 2013
No major delays or accidents on Dorset's roads today. Fingers crossed it stays that way for the rest of the weekend.
Send us your photos from the hat festival to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet @DorsetEcho.
Our photgrapher John Gurd had great fun at Bridport Hat Festival today and it looks like it was a huge success.
Crazy kids #BridportHatFestival http://t.co/0olOFthtlw— @WestDorsetGirl 07 September 2013
Hats galore #BridportHatFestival http://t.co/IHQWCR4qiW— @BridPoliceSNT 07 September 2013
Hot Fuzz, Dorset style!... #DorsetCountyShow http://t.co/cFgcVeXXg9— @aaz_ 07 September 2013
Good to see the famous Dorset Police tractor is at the Dorset County Show today.
We've hit the food tent - so much to choose from !! #dorsetcountyshow http://t.co/FaYrMsHZFo— @DorchesterBID 07 September 2013
So cute! #DorsetCountyShow http://t.co/CSzvKu2YKH— @EchoRBurnett 07 September 2013
Great to see so many people at the show. Looking forward to more action in the main ring later this afternoon.
Make sure you stop by and see the team @DorsetCShow http://t.co/PRizMBvuHk— @Moonfleetmanor 07 September 2013
RT @Bonnipher: Compassionate Dorset at the Dorset County Show with @pragbodhi @CIWF @Compassionately http://t.co/H497RM1hpP— @EchoRBurnett 07 September 2013
The sun is shinning, I have Dan Cong #tea in my cup, and I am off to the #DorsetCountyShow later. A good start to the day!— @openocean55 07 September 2013
Rachael here, I'm be reporting on the Dorset County Show this weekend. Send your photos from the show to email@example.com.
Everyone's having a great time at the #DorsetCountyShow this morning. Hope this lovely sunny weather holds out.— @EchoRBurnett 07 September 2013
Traffic is busy but moving along the A35 Dorchester bypass as people arrive at the Dorset County Show.
It's a fine morning as the south west's biggest outdoor show begins.
Make sure you pack your wellies and a raincoat if you're going to Bestival - there's rain forecast for most of the weekend.
RT @BridPoliceSNT: Bridport hat festival , what's it all about? http://t.co/jRxxRDcrQL— @BridportLions 06 September 2013
RT @BridPoliceSNT: Bridport hat festival mass hat wearing Saturday September 7th. See it all via our Facebook page http://t.co/3zL2X4u0qz— @Stacy_snook 31 August 2013
Check out what's going on in the live music scene this weekend: http://bit.ly/1aU2kjq
Here is our handy guide with everything you need to know about the Dorset County Show in Dorchester on Saturday and Sunday: http://bit.ly/18yLxxj
RT @visit_dorset: Folk festivals, hat festivals, county show, more than 2000 guitarists on the beach .... so much to do this weekend! http:…— @dorsetholidays 06 September 2013
See you all at the Dorset County Show tomorrow! Don't forget to pop by our stand, pick up your free samples, hard... http://t.co/eycThIxCY9— @KineticoUKltd 06 September 2013
The French Market is still going - pop down. It runs until 4pm today. In #Beaminster square.— @BeaminsterB 06 September 2013
Rural rush hour #Beaminster http://t.co/2BitzTUYkE— @natamagat 06 September 2013
Ever wondered what hundreds of 'mad hatters' look like? Well, this image from last year's Bridport Hat Festival gives us some idea. We're expected to see thousands of be-hatted revellers descend upon Bridport town centre tomorrow for Bridport Hat Festival.
It's a suprisingly sunny afternoon and once again we're getting reports of a build-up of traffic on the A35 Puddletown bypass westbound from Troy Town to the Stinsford roundabout.
There's also queuing traffic in Bridport between the B3162 West Road junction and Crown Roundabout.
Sounds like a lot of people are on the move in Dorset!
Bridport Hat Festival tomorrow and we'll be out filming for the Bridport videos.— @watershedpr 06 September 2013
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