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14th & 15th
September 2019
10am to 5pm

Tickets & FAQs

Infomation on tickets and responses to some of our FAQs



Sadly we have had to increase the price of tickets this year. Tickets are for sale on the days of the Festival only, £6 per adult, 14 years and under are free. 

Can I always get into the free car park?

We are lucky to have the use of a very large field adjacent to Festival. Over the ten years that we have been running, we have never had to turn away people because the car park was full. We also run a Park & Ride from Hinton St Mary, which drops off and picks up in the Market Place. Bus run regulary throughout the day.

Can I bring my dog?

As dogs cannot enter any of the food tents due to Hygene Regulations we would recommend that you leave your dog at home.  The site and marquees can also get very crowded which isn't much fun for our four legged friends.  If you do bring your dog it must be kept on a lead and cannot be taken into any of the Food Marquees. Please do not bring your dog and then leave it the car! Please note Assistance Dogs are welcome.

Are there special arrangements for the disabled, are mobility scooters available to hire?

The Disabled Car Park will be located close to the main pedestrian entrance in Durrant Field. See Travel & Parking link for more details. We do not have a facility to hire mobility scooters on site at this time.

Are there any other camping sites near Sturminster Newton?

There are some local camp sites: - 9 miles - Blackmore Vale Caravan Park Ltd, Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury 01747 851523 11 miles - The Inside Park Camp Site, Down House Estate, Blandford Saint Mary, Blandford Forum 01258 453719 18 miles - Giants Head Caravan Park, Old Sherborne Road, Dorchester 01300 341242.

Can I leave the Festival and return without paying a second entry fee?

Yes we have a special stamp so that people who have requested return can do so without extra payment.

What happens if it rains?

The site on which the Festival is held is well drained; it is not subject to damage by rain except in the worst of conditions with continuous heavy rain over the prior week. The majority of exhibits are under canvas and so the Festival will proceed unless conditions make this an absolute impossibility. Should this be the case this will be announced in advance on this website.

Do you have emergency medical facilities?

In common with other events, we provide first aid facilities on site. We also have arrangements in place for lost children.

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