If you can’t get to Camp Bestival (1st-2nd) this year – it’s just 40 minutes down the road! – we heartily recommend the Great Dorset Chilli Festival (1st-2nd). This “chilli fiesta” is in its fifth year and offers enthusiasts everything from the best of spicy street food to the infamous chilli-eating competition…
The Purbeck Film Festival is working alongside the National Trust this year with open air film showings at Corfe Castle and Studland Bay throughout August.
Find clarity, peace and inspiration in the spiritual surroundings of Milborne Wood at their Retreat of Enchantment for Women (15th-16th). On the woodland theme, Stock Gaylard Oak Fair (29th-30th) is a must for anyone interested in the wood working and crafts, set in the historic Stock Gaylard Deer Park.
Don’t miss the mouth-watering Dorset cream tea spread laid on in style at Tarrant Launceston Village Hall every Sunday afternoon (2:30-5:30) throughout August by villagers to raise funds for the church roof. If you haven’t got time to stop, drop in for take-away.