A QUIRKY festival returns to a rural Dorset pub later this month.

The Dog, Sausage & Cider Festival will be held at the Springhead pub in Sutton Poyntz on Sunday, August 25 from 11am.

All are welcome for a free fun packed day out.

There will be a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, ice cream van, mini Landrovers, five live music acts on stage.

Meet Peppa Pig, Buzz & Woody, Paw Patrol, Spider Man and PJ mask!

There will also be face painting, a local cider bar with 20 different ciders to try, Prosecco and gin bar, vintage cake stall, craft stalls, main bar, sausage throwing contest and a dog show with categories from most handsome dog to the dog with the waggiest tail.