Handmade for Christmas 

Saturday 16th October to Friday 31st December, The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DS. 9.30-4.30 every day (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

This is a fabulous event organised by Rose Hatcher that offers a whopping great delicious slice of Christmas shopping heaven. Get yourself along during the 10-week period to find a glorious mix of unique and beautiful gifts from dozens of talented makers from Dorset and neighbouring counties. You’ll find a diverse and exceptional range of fairly priced, properly hand-crafted, completely unique gifts. The Victorial chapel is a glowing beacon of hope for all those who dread the annual Christmas shopping trip! There’s also a Bargain Balcony to check out.

Groves Nurseries Christmas VIP Evening

Thursday 18th November 2021, 4-8pm, West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4BA,

Join us for this indoor Christmas event with a wide range of craft and food stalls to kick start the Christmas period.

Big Colyton Art Show – CeseraniSculpture

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2021, Colyton Grammar School, Whitwell Lane, Colyford, Colyton, Devon EX24 6HN

I’m looking forward to participating in this excellent event at Colyton Grammar School which showcases artwork by a selection of the region’s finest artists, jewellers, sculptors and ceramicists. We’ve attended as visitors before and know this is a very interesting event, which also displays work by the Grammar School’s 6th form art students. 

Stockland Christmas Market

Sat 27th November 10am – 12 noon, Victory Hall, Stockland EX14 9EF 

This is always a friendly, community affair with food stall, festive crafts, refreshments and lots more

Somerset HPS Early Spring Plant Fair

Saturday 26th March 2022, Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Lag and Holt Farm, Blagdon, BS40 7SQ

This is a new venue for the Somerset HPS Early Spring Fair and we’re delighted to be one of only 12 stalls at this prestigious garden (somewhere we’ve been wanting to visit for some time).

Abbotsbury Spring Plant Fair

Sunday 15 May 2022, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA

This spring plant fair, organised by Plant Heritage Dorset, in conjunction with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, has the emphasis on early season plants, plant-related items and some local crafts. Admission is £7 and includes access to the splendid grounds and gardens, which remain open until 5pm.

Somerset HPS Summer Plant Fair

Sunday 12th June, 10am-3pm, Lower Severalls Farmhouse, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7NX

We had a splendid first trip to this HPS event last year featuring excellent nurseries. We’re delighted to be returning for a second year.

Axe Vale Show

Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June, Axminster Showground, Trafalgar Way, EX13 5RJ

It’s great to see the return of this two day show with its marquees, trade stands, music and entertainment arenas. Well worth a visit. For news about the show as it develops see axevaleshow.com


Abbotsbury June Plant Fair

Sunday 26 June 2022, 10am-3pm, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA

This late June fair, organised by Plant Heritage Dorset in conjunction with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, offers difficult-to-find perennials, exotics, some tender plants & also crafts. Admission is £7 and includes access to the splendid grounds and gardens, which remain open until 5pm .

HPS Devon Summer Plant Fair

Sunday 3rd July 2022, 10am-3pm, Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7ET

The HPS Devon Plant Fair is always a favourite event, sited in a beautiful location and with a very good range of nurseries. The gardens remain open until 6pm and the cafe is justly popular.

Uplyme Summer Flower and Produce Fair

Saturday 9th July 2022, 1-5pm, Uplyme Village Hall and King George V Playing Fields, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DY7 3UY

Organised by the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society, this show is always a great family event. As well as fine flowers and produce entered for the classes in the marquee, there is a wide range of entertainments, music and stands. And of course you might just give in to the temptations of the cream teas and cakes!

Melplash Agricultural Show

Thursday 25th August 2022, Melplash Showgrounds, West Bay Road, Bridport DT6 4EG 

This is one of the premier agricultural shows in the south-west and we love the ‘country show by the sea’ feel that it has – like no other show.The showground is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture.  There are over 400 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors… and plenty in between! Enjoy a fulsome day out and do come and see us.

Somerset County Show

Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 September 2022, Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton Somerset TA3 7BL

The emphasis of this show is very much on participation and community involvement.  There will be a full programme of displays and attractions, with something for all the family.