Trade Stands

We have over 520 trade stand exhibitors there is an enormous choice from the cradle to the grave, from schools & further education to fitness and medical advice, home improvement to cars, trucks & 4×4’s, handicrafts & gifts to food glorious food to eat in or take home, plus of course over 100 stands of tractors, machinery and farming suppliers.

Full details of the trade stand specifications can be found at the bottom of this page in the ‘Application Information Pack 2018’


Open Trade Sites – almost any size of open site is available, on level grass from 3 metres frontage upward, most sites 7.5 metres deep, but deeper stands are available.

The Wessex Arcade– This giant shopping mall will be housed within a large marquee, standard unit size is 3 metres square on grass. No partitions between stands.

The Craft Marquee – Marquee for genuine craft specialists who are able to demonstrate their work and talk about techniques. As in the Wessex all stands are 3metres square

The Food Hall & Cookery Theatre –Over 60 stands selling or promoting food and drink, one of the most popular areas. In the same large marquee is the Homemaker Cookery Theatre where local chefs will demonstrate their skills.

Farmers Market area – Please contact Dorset Farmers Markets direct.

Catering Sites – These are let by tender in February – all allocated for 2018

Trade Exhibitors Caravans – Due to increased demand for trade space and changes in the H & S and Fire regulations it is no longer possible to provide sites for caravans on the Showground, unless the living accommodation is part of the trade stand. Space for a limited number of caravans and tents will be allocated within the main car park field where there will be a water supply and toilets. We recommend use of the Blackmore Vale Caravan & Camping Site which is just 2 miles from the Showground – phone 01747 851523 or 852573.

Showground Map for 2018

Schedules and Information

Application Forms 2018