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The Best of Dorset Show is a free event for the public, open 11am to 4pm on Sunday 22 March, at the Weymouth Pavilion and forecourt. will be at the show with a stand where we hope to meet up with members of the local tourist trade and chat about the re-launch of the site and our exciting new section being developed over the coming weeks. We’ll also be on hand to give plenty of free advice on how to get your business noticed online so please come along and say hello.

Now in its fifteenth year, the show promises to be another high energy occasion. Organisers are expecting over 1,500 visitors to enjoy a great mix of live entertainment, children’s fun, information and displays representing top quality attractions and services available throughout Dorset.

Popular features of this year’s show will include the Tall Ship Pelican (open for visitors throughout the show), Nothe Fort Re-enactment Group with live hourly canon firing and a chance to view the proposals for the Weymouth Town Centre Masterplan.

There will be a programme of live entertainment on the pavilion stage. This year we welcome the highly talented Ed Hintz, Let’s Dance, WOW Youth Theatre, Wey Valley School Choir, the Rock Choir and the very popular forces singing group The Decadettes. There will also be lots of balloon animal fun for children with the show clown Captain Stupid.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tourism and Culture Briefholder, Cllr Rachel Rogers said: “The Best of Dorset Show is a special event designed to promote and showcase all that is great about Dorset.

“The show offers local people the opportunity to visit the pavilion, be entertained and pick up lots of information and ideas on the many great attractions, events and entertainment taking place throughout the area in 2015.

“I would like to give special thanks to all the entertainers, exhibitors and the management team at Weymouth Pavilion for their great support for this year’s show.”

Exhibitors booked for this year’s show include:

Abbotsbury Tourism Ltd
Love Weymouth
Let’s Dance
Nothe Fort
SLM Weymouth Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
The Utility Warehouse Discount Club
Weymouth BID Ltd
WOW Youth Theatre
We Are Weymouth
Weymouth Mobility
Indigo Printing
Great Dorset Steam Fair
MV Freedom
Bennetts Water Garden
Visit Dorset
Dorset Volunteer Centre
Weymouth Museum
Weymouth & Portland Fairtrade Forum
Visitors to this year’s show will be able to pick up the very latest information on events and entertainment taking place throughout the year, including the Visit Dorset Guide, Weymouth and Portland Events Guide, Pavilion Theatre Guide, The Weymouth and Portland map leaflet, and also guides on the walking and cycling routes in the area.