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.

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 – Sorry all stands sold for 2017

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 2017

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.

Schedules and Information


Main Ring programme 2017

Application Forms 2017

Application for Open Trade Space

Application from for WESSEX ARCADE 2017

Application Form for FOOD HALL 2017

Application Form Info Pack SR 2017

Electricity application

Electricity Order Form

Electricity Terms and Conditions