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February 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 01 February - Sat 29 February
10am – 4pm
Snowdrop Weekends at Forde Abbey

Throughout February, the 30 acres of award-winning gardens are carpeted in a spectacular display of snowdrops, heralding the start of Spring. It's the perfect time of year to explore the topiary lined views and vistas and enjoy the garden starting to wake up from its Winter hibernation.

The gardens are open daily from 10am – 4pm

Entrance cost throughout February will be £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.


Forde Abbey Chard Somerset TA20 4LU Go to website
Sun 02 February - Mon 10 FebruaryTop Marques at Charterhouse

February is a busy month for Dorset based Charterhouse Auctioneers with a specialist auctions of classic and vintage motorbikes on Sunday 2nd February followed a week later on Sunday 9th February with classic and vintage cars.

To read the full article please about items in both auctions click on the attached PDF.

The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.Contact: Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Wed 05 February
11.00am - 1.00pm
St. Margaret’s Hospice Coffee Morning – Langport

We would like to invite the local community to join us at a St Margaret’s Coffee Morning at 11.00am on Wednesday 5th February , in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset TA10 9PR to discover the many and varied services offered by the hospice, and dispel some of the myths surrounding hospice care.

St. Margaret’s Hospice would like to thank local residents for voting for us in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme (blue tokens) which is making it possible for us to develop ‘community champions’ for the hospice in the East Somerset Area.

The morning is also aimed at encouraging people to consider volunteering for us on an ad hoc basis with the Fundraising team, and sharing information about some of our exciting new roles, such as Family Volunteering.  Please do extend our invitation to any friends that may be interested in understanding why you already offer us your valuable support. 

Langport Town Hall, Bow Street, Langport TA10 9PRContact: Susan Bickle
Telephone: 01935 709182
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Sat 08 FebruaryConcert by Sherborne Town Band

A long established brass band in the finest tradition presenting a varied programme of unforgettable brass band music.

Tickets cost £9/£8 and can be bought from Martock Gallery or Newsagents

Martock Church Church Street Martock TA12 6JL Go to website
Sat 15 February
Gates open at 11.30 a.m
The Betway Kingwell Hurdle Raceday

All roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse when the Betway Kingwell Hurdle takes centre stage on a spectacular 7-race card.   Steeped in history, the race has attracted some of the fastest hurdlers in the business as they put their credentials on the line for a place at the Cheltenham Festival.

Gates open at 11.30 a.m. The last race is at 5.10 p.m.

Entry costs from £17.

Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8BJ Telephone: 01963 435840
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Sun 16 February
Open Afternoon at The Barn at Cott Farm Wedding Venue

The Barn at Cott Farm wedding venue will be opening its doors for the afternoon of Sunday 16th February! Come and explore the venue and the grounds, meet the team and ask any questions you may have…

The event is a great opportunity to see the barn styled for a wedding. You’ll also get the chance to meet our caterers and sample some of their delicious food. Plus a handful of our favourite local suppliers will be there to offer advice on everything from photography to flowers.

This open day is completely free! If you’d like to come along, please register at:


The Barn at Cott Farm, Broad Lane, East Chinnock, BA22 9ESContact: Cott Farm
Telephone: 01935 864211
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March 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 29 March
10th Anniversary edition of Yeovil Half Marathon w
Yeovil Half Marathon

10th Anniversary edition of Yeovil Half Marathon will start and finish in Yeovil Town Centre.

Starting at 9am on closed roads around the town centre before heading along the entire length of Yeovil Country Park. The route then leaves the town on the western side to Montacute House, before returning on quiet country roads to the Town Centre finish in the Quedam Shopping Centre.

A big Yeovil Town Centre finish atmosphere is assured.

Please view the website for rout.

Yeovil Town Centre and Yeovil Country Park Contact: Yeovil Innovation Centre Copse Rd, Yeovil Somerset
Telephone: 01935 315 470
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May 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 01 May - Sun 03 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

Yeovil Showground, off A37 towards Dorchester, Yeovil BA20 2QQ Go to website
Mon 25 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 2020 date is Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.50, child (5-16) £4.00, family* £30.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 10% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.  Dedicated family picnic area.  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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July 2020Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 11 July
The Royal Navy International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton, the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, will open their gates to 40,000 visitors to enjoy the spectacular five hour flying display. The focus will very much be on saluting the past, showcasing the present whilst offering a glimpse into the future of Maritime Aviation Capability along with the capabilities of our sister services the Army and Royal Air Force, as core themes.

With 2020 being the 75th anniversary year of VE and VJ Days, RNIAD will be a marvellous opportunity for nations to come together in commemoration of the end of WW2, reinforcing that international cooperation continues to be vital to us all.

There will be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive Service displays to engineering fairs and state-of-the-art defence technology exhibitions. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

Further information on tickets will be announced in due course.

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HTContact: AHA Events Ltd
Telephone: 0330 100 3654
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Sun 19 July
9.30am - 4.00pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

17th Annual Charity Classic & Supercars Show. Bentley will be the 2020 marque feature, with an historic line up of sport and road cars. Visitors will also see over 2,000 Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Race, Rally, American, Custom, Hot Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. With 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus children’s amusements, live music, large catering village and beautiful picnic areas, the show has something for all the family.

For more information visit

Adult, in advance £13, at the gate £15; Child (accompanied under 16 years) FREE.

One FREE Show Guide per family/group is included in the price. Ample FREE parking. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Sherborne CastleContact: Show Secretary
Telephone: 07769 114211
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