Ten things to do in Dorset this weekend - October 12th and 13th
IT may be getting colder as winter draws closer – but Dorset still has a lot to offer visitors and locals in October.
Take a look at ten things to do in Dorset this weekend.
1) Purbeck Film Festival – Saturday and Sunday
The Purbeck Film Festival returns for its 17th year – and is the longest running rural film festival in the UK.
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Over 4,000 people support the event each year – with village halls, pubs, hotels, shops and even castles turned unto quirky cinemas.
The Rex Cinema inWareham will also have special screenings with the Festival running until October 26th.
2) Eddie and the Hot Rods – The Tivoli, Wimborne - Friday
After forming in 1976, the energetic sounds of Eddie and the Hot Rods comes to Dorset tonight. With hits including ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ in their back catalogue – they are sure to put on a good show at the Tivoli. Tickets cost £16.
3) Ancient Harvest and Apple Day, Cranborne – Saturday
Take advantage of the opportunity to press your own apple juice and make traditional apple jam at Cranborne this weekend.
A family fun day is on offer with other harvesting activities and a Roman workshop. Adult tickets cost £4, while children tickets cost £2.
4) Yetminster Fair – Elements of Folk – Saturday
Bonny Sartin from The Yetties will once again host the annual concert – with a fantastic line-up of musicians.
A host of local artists will perform, along with David Newey and Tom McConville. Tickets cost £12.50.
5) Weymouth 10-mile Road Race – Saturday
The Egdon Heath Harriers Running Club is organising Saturday’s race around the Dorset coastal town.
Starting at 10:30am at the Pavilion end of Weymouth Esplanade. Come along and cheer on the competitors.
6) Studland Stampede – Sunday
The ninth annual Studland Stampede takes place this weekend – with competitors racing over heathland and sandy beaches.
The 12km route offers views of Old Harry Rocks, Brownsea Island and the Isle of Wight.
The event starts at 11am with advance tickets costing £15 and entry costing £20 on the door.
7) Big Green Apple Day, Litton Cheney (Dorchester) - Sunday
Celebrate sustainability, conservation and green living at Litton Cheney on Sunday – with stalls, local food and cider, crafts and storytelling included in the range of family activities.
The event takes place at Thorners School Discovery Area. Tickets cost £1 for adults, and children are admitted free of charge.
8) Artsreach, The Iranian Fest, Sturminster Marshall – Sunday
The Iranian Feast will see Persian traditional food on offer, along with a play. Taking place at the Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall at 7:30pm, the event is part cookery lesson and part thriller.
Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for under 18s and £24 for a family of four.
9) Autumn Wander, Brownsea Island
Explore Brownsea Island as red squirrels come to life on the ground and in low branches among the autumn colours.
The event takes place at 2pm. More information is available from the National Trust.
10) Drive a Steam Train at the Swanage Railway - Saturday
Swanage Railway is offering a ‘taster Experience’ on Saturday, allowing people to drive and fire a steam locomotive.
The event is only open to those over 21 years old. Those interested should check availability with the Swanage Railway.