Ten things to do in Dorset this weekend - October 19th and 20th
THERE’S plenty to keep you busy in Dorset this weekend.
Take a look at ten things to do this weekend and log onto www.blackmorevale.co.uk for all the breaking news and sport and all the coverage from local events.
1) Rallye Sunseeker – Saturday (Poole and East Dorset)
The final round of the British Championship takes place this weekend with cars racing around forests across Dorset. With the ceremonial start and finish – thousands are expected to see the top drivers in action this weekend.
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2) Apple Day, Sunday (Henstridge)
Quiet Corner Farm will hold an Apple day on Sunday between 1pm and 4pm to raise money for Henstridge Church’s facilities fund.
Teas and hot dogs will be for sale, with salts selling apple juice and all things apple.
3) Alexi Sayle, Bridport (Saturday)
Alexi Sayle brings his first full-length show in 17 years to the Electric Palace.So far, the show has received sparkling reviews and is surely not one to be missed.
Tickets cost £16 in advance or £18 on the door. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.
4) Stained Glass Weekend, Kingcombe Centre – Dorchester (Saturday and Sunday)
Take advantage of the opportunity to try this traditional craft –with all materials and tools provided.
No experience is needed with participants working in small groups with professional glass artist Jackie Hunt.
5) Royal Corps of Signals performance, Blandford
Saturday is the last chance to see the fantastic Royal corps of Signals perform at the beautiful Norman church in Tarrant Monkton before the band is relocated next year.
Tickets cost £12 and include a grass of win. Money raised will go towards funding repairs for the church.
6) Halloween Spooktacular Festival, Longleat (Saturday and Sunday)
Longleat’s infamous Halloween Spooktacular Festival is back and it’s bigger and badder than ever with a host of thrills and chills taking place over the October Half-Term Holidays (Saturday, October 19th – Monday, November 4th).
Listen to tales of terror and intrigue in the spooky surroundings of Longleat House and go in search of mysterious apparitions in the gloomy cellars, shadowy attics and chilling corridors as part of the frightfully popular Spooky House Tours.
7) Ghost Hunt, Dorset County Museum (Saturday)
The creepy side of Dorchester will be on show on Saturday as Supernatural Tours hosts a ghost hunt at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester.
The event includes a full ghost hunt using expert equipment with mediums and paranormal investigators guiding those taking part.
The event costs £30 and takes place between 8pm and 2am. Advance booking is recommended.
8) Autumn Colour at Forde Abbey, Chard (Saturday and Sunday)
Why not visit Forde Abbey and Gardens this weekend to see the spectacular autumn colours come to life.
Look out for maples, beeches and mountain ash – along with interesting plants and vegetables in the Kitchen garden. Entry to the gardens costs £8.50 for adults and £7.50 for children
9) Bridport Craft Fair, Bridport Town Hall (Saturday)
The ever-popular craft fair returns to Bridport on Saturday – with a wide range of crafts on offer.
The event is open from 9am until 3pm.
10) Eat Dorset Food Fair, Beaminster (Saturday and Sunday)
An award-winning food fair will set up shop in the grounds of Parnham House this weekend.
Over 60 local producers will be selling a variety of local produce – along with cookery demonstrations from the likes of Mat Follas and Russell Brown.