We've got the Best of Dorset show for you at Weymouth Pavilion

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DORSET is beautiful wherever you go...and all that is so great about the county is being shown off at a major leisure and tourism showcase tomorrow.

The 14th Best of Dorset Show is at Weymouth Pavilion from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, and it’s all free.

Organised by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s events team, the Dorset Echo-backed event will feature information and ideas on what to do in the county this year.

It promises to be another popular high-energy event, offering visitors great entertainment and all the latest information on attractions and events that can be enjoyed.

Council tourism spokesman Ian Bruce said the event offers local businesses and attractions a ‘unique opportunity’ to promote their services, meet their customers and boost trade this year.

It also proves to be a fun day out for families as there are attractions and entertainment to suit all ages.

Popular features of the 2014 show will include the Tall Ship Pelican, open to visitors in Weymouth Harbour, the Nothe Fort Re-enactment Group, Dorset Volunteer Group and the Avon Beauty Bus.

Jane Buckland, an advanced Avon sales leader from Weymouth, will be there with the bus. She said: “We’ll be looking to recruit a lot of people in this area. People can come on board the bus and try some of the free samples.”

There will be a full programme of live entertainment on the Pavilion stage plus an Asda George fashion show.

This year’s theme is ‘volunteers’ and Steve Davies, events officer for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said it would ‘recognise the impact and importance of volunteers and use the show to promote the many great opportunities to volunteer in the county’.

Visitors will also be able to make the most of an Echo-backed visitor map of the area, which will be distributed on the day.

Pavilion operator Phil Say said he was ‘exceedingly excited’ to be hosting the event and it is an opportunity to show off what’s on offer at the venue.

It will be the first time the venue has hosted the showcase under community ownership. Mr Say said: “There was some doubt when it was held here last year whether it would ever be at the Pavilion again due to uncertainty about the building’s future so we’re looking forward to it coming back.”

For further details about the event please visit visitweymouth.co.uk

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