The Dorset County Show announce headline sponsors

The Dorset County Show is delighted to announce The Duchy of Cornwall and the Developers of Poundbury as the headline sponsors for this year’s Dorset County Show taking place from Saturday September 2 to Sunday September 3.

Celebrating the best of agriculture and rural life, The Dorset County Show is run by Dorchester Agricultural Society and was established in 1840. The two-day show attracts 60,000 people and is held each year at the Dorchester Showground. Designed to promote agribusiness through traditional competitions, events, and demonstrations, the show offers the farming community the chance to exhibit the best of their wares to the public.

The Developers of Poundbury comprise CG Fry and Son, Morrish Builders and Zero C. All three developers have made a significant contribution to the development over the years, including the newly completed central hub and heart of Poundbury, Queen Mother Square. Future projects include a mix of new homes and business space in the North East Quadrant. With construction now over two thirds complete, the final phases in the Northern Quadrants will bring a total of around 2,600 homes, 35% of which will be affordable, and even more jobs and local amenities by the time the development completes in around 2025.

Will Hyde, Show Secretary said, “Dorset County Show is delighted to have The Duchy of Cornwall and the Developers of Poundbury as our headline sponsor of this year’s show. The show has always been based near the County Town and we recognise how well Poundbury now complements Dorchester bringing much needed housing and employment opportunities.”

Ben Murphy, spokesperson for The Duchy of Cornwall said, “As a predominantly rural estate with a long association with the town of Dorchester and people of Dorset, The Duchy of Cornwall is delighted to be supporting The Dorset County Show alongside its developer partners in Poundbury. We are really looking forward to the event itself, as well as the opportunity to encourage more people to come and discover Poundbury”.

Will Hyde added: “As headline sponsor, The Duchy of Cornwall and the Developers of Poundbury will have a presence at the centre of the Showground and we hope our visitors will use the opportunity to talk with the developers and hear about everything Poundbury has to offer”

This year’s main ring attraction will include Jonathan Marshall with a falconry display on horseback, as well as horse drawn Coaches, fast paced Scurry Racing and a Grand Parade of Livestock each day showcasing some of the finest cattle, sheep, goats and pigs in the South West.

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