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April 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 April - Tue 22 May
Start time 0800
Wincanton Triathlon

This event is perfect for novices and experienced athletes alike.

Starting at 8.00a.m. at the Sports Centre's fantastic indoor 4-lane 25m pool, a 400m (16 length) swim will be followed by a scenic yet challenging, bike course that will take athletes on a 27km undulating route that includes some of the beautiful villages and countryside of South Somerset. The final challenge is a multi terrain 5km run.


Wincanton Sports Centre West Hill Wincanton BA9 9SPGo to website
Sat 28 AprilAnnual Town Criers Competition

This annual event is organised by Yeovil Town Council and is hosted by Yeovil's own Town Crier, Bruce Trigger

Trophies are presented to the winner and runners up in the competition, and awards are also given for the best dressed Crier and Escort.  All competitors are awarded a certificate and presented with a memento of the event.  Admission is free and seating is avaialble at no charge.

This year's event will take place on Saturday 28 April 2018! 


Entertainments Area, Yeovil Contact: Yeovil Town Council
Telephone: 01935 382424
Sat 28 April
10am Start
Yeovil Town Criers Competition

The competitiors wil assemble at the Town House to be welcomed by The Mayor of Yeovil. The draw and Judges briefing will then take place. At 10am they will walk to King George street, form up and parade with the Mayor leading - via the Borough and through Middle street, finally arriving at the Open Air Enertainment area in The Triangle. The competition will then commence following an Opening Cry from Bruce Trigger, the Yeovil Town Crier.

During the programme, each competitor will be performaing a Cry based on his or her Home Town. The Criers will return to perform a Cry of their choice. The judges scores will then be assessed.

The Competition will close at approx 2pm with a closing Cry by Bruce Trigger

The announcements of the results will be amde at The Mermaid Hotel & Restaurant prior to prize giving. Prizes will be awarded for th overall winner, the first and second runners up, the Best Dressed Crier, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Escort, these will be released in the press the following week.


Yeovil Town Council 19 Union Street Yeovil BA20 1PQGo to website
May 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 22 April - Tue 22 May
Start time 0800
Wincanton Triathlon

This event is perfect for novices and experienced athletes alike.

Starting at 8.00a.m. at the Sports Centre's fantastic indoor 4-lane 25m pool, a 400m (16 length) swim will be followed by a scenic yet challenging, bike course that will take athletes on a 27km undulating route that includes some of the beautiful villages and countryside of South Somerset. The final challenge is a multi terrain 5km run.


Wincanton Sports Centre West Hill Wincanton BA9 9SPGo to website
Wed 02 MayAuction of Classic and Vintage Motorbikes

Whether you are a Mod or a Rocker, the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage motorbikes on Wednesday 2nd May has plenty of choice.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.


MOD or Rocker
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Fri 04 May - Mon 07 MayAbbey Hill Steam Rally

This event takes place each May day bank holiday weekend. Situated on the A37 just south of Yeovil towards Dorchester, over looking the rolling hills of Dorset. It features something for everyone. From Traction Engines to Motorcycles it's all at this fun family day out.

With over 100 trade stands you can get everything from a spark plug for the old car in your garage to that old 16 ton commercial vehicle you wanted to restore.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late. Enter the site and take a look around at some of the fun that will happen at this event.

Additional information can be found on the website including entry forms for traders and exhibitors and information about camping.

During the day a full entertainment program is available with ring events, live bands and singers in the refreshment marquee. In the evening the fun continues in the marquee and the fairground stays open until late.


Yeovil Showground off A37 towards Dorchester, Yeovil BA20 2QQGo to website
Sat 12 May
11.00 - 16.00
Yeovil Hospice Summer Fete - St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice will be holding our Yeovil Hopsice Summer Fete on 12 May 2018.

We have an exciting afternoon of entertainment in store for the whole family that will include a designated children’s area, music, teas, games, garden tours and much more. It is also an opportunity for us to open up our much loved gardens and Hospice to the public.  Last year we raised a record of £10,000 and we are hoping 2018 will be even better.




Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2HUContact: Victoria Poole
Telephone: 01935709157
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Sun 13 May
8am sellers, 9am buyers
Friends of the Yeatman Car Boot Sale

This is a very successful event.  Entry for sellers starts at 8am, £5 per car and 9am for buyers 50p.

It is a very good way to support your local hospital.

There are Bacon Butties, delicious cakes and beverages are provided.  Free parking and toilet facilities.

Sadly No Dogs


The Terraces, Sherborne, DT9 5NSContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 7790863518
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Mon 28 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities and youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays and attractions, trade and craft stands and a rare and native breed animal show.  The 2018 date is Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, children (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dogs are welcome, on a short lead.

Alternatively, click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets.

Find out more by visiting the website 


Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NRContact: Katie Bradley-Hudson, Show Secretary
Telephone: 01749 814041
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Wed 30 May - Fri 08 JuneBath and West Show

Great British agriculture, food, drink and entertainment.  Tickets on sale at Sherborne and Dorchester TICs. (2 children go free with advance adults.) 


Nr Shepton MalletContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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June 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Wed 30 May - Fri 08 JuneBath and West Show

Great British agriculture, food, drink and entertainment.  Tickets on sale at Sherborne and Dorchester TICs. (2 children go free with advance adults.) 


Nr Shepton MalletContact: Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341
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Sun 17 June
11:00
Yeovil Race for Life 5k

The 5k route winds itself around Yeovil Recreation Ground, local roads and even takes you cross country to explore the local countryside with beautiful views. The terrain is varied, a mixture of roads, paths and a small section of fields with even an uphill section to challenge you. Central and picturesque, this is a venue with ample space and opportunity for families to spectate and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Race for Life. Why not enjoy a sports massage at the end, kindly provided by Yeovil College.


Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, BA21 4DR Contact: Brenda Scott
Telephone: 0203 425 9350
Mon 25 June
7:30pm
Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win

After the huge success of 'Dance is Life' in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little fast, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!

Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on 'Strictly Come Dancing', as his gorgeous leading lady, along with 'Dance with the Stars Ireland' professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Borwn from the international 'Burn the Floor' tour.

Get ready for glitzy costumes and spectacular routines to dances like the Paso Doble, the Argentine Tango, the Rumba, the Viennese Waltz, and not forgetting the Jive, to name just a few!

Choreographed by 'Strictly Come Dancing's' creative director, Jason Gilkison, and produces by Strictly Theatre Co. DO NOT MISS the show everyone will be talking about in 2018!

***** "Not just smouldering... absolutley scorching." *

***** "Giovanni's dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show." *

* Review of 2017 Dance is Life


Westlands Entertainment Venue, YeovilContact: Karis
Telephone: 01935422884
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July 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 07 July
09:00 - 17:00
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

On Saturday 7 July, the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day takes place. The Somerset air station’s gates will be open to an expected 40,000 visitors!

The show will includes over five hours of dazzling flying displays with the attendance of fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams and aerobatics. The aim is to display the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft, both flying and static, providing a chance to see some magnificent equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment in the year of engineering.

There will be a vast range of attractions from the latest defence technology exhibitions, engineering fairs and service displays to trade stalls, arena displays and the chance to meet pilots and even sit in the cockpit! For the thrill seekers, there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy. This show has everything to keep the whole family entertained.

Whether you are a first timer or a dedicated aviation enthusiast, the Air Day has something for everyone.


RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8LSContact: RNAS Yeovilton
Telephone: 03301003654
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Sat 21 July
10am-4pm
Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show

Great Show not to be missed.

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers.  The Stallholders will include:-  Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, , Chocolate Arthouse, Dorset Blue Viney,  Devon Fishcakes,  Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses,  James’s Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Company, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Meat Free Martha, Oxfords’ Bakery,  Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Somerset Charcuterie, Tim Hurren’s Icecream Trike, Unusual Pork Pie Co., White Post Gate Honey, Wraxall Wines, Wyld Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials. 

A variety of interesting Vintage/Classic cars & motorbikes will be on display.

Barbecued Hamburgers & Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities.

It will be opened by Katharine Wright of Dorset Food and Drink.

This is proving to be a very successful show, AND will, of course, be in our amazing Village Hall.  Please spread the word to your friends and relations – it really is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities.

Adults £2, children under 15 Free

 


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 7790863518
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