Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

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Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

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Venue: High West Street and High East Street
Address: Dorchester, High West Street and High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

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When: Sunday 7th June, 2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm


The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is returning to Dorchester for its second year to celebrate the 180th birthday of the literary giant.

High West Street and High East Street in Dorchester will again be closed to traffic to allow visitors to enjoy a range of Thomas Hardy and Victorian-themed attractions. The street fair will build on the success of last year's event which drew over 5,000 visitors to the town and will include

✦Victorian Costumed actors, ✦ Maypole Dancing ✦ Punch & Judy Show ✦ Traditional Victorian Toys ✦ Victorian Traction Engines ✦ Thomas Hardy Tours ✦ Nothe Fort Artillery Soldiers ✦ Victorian Shepherd & Flock ✦ Victorian Craft Demonstrations ✦ Morris Dancers ✦ Dorset Food & Drink ✦ Dorchester Country Market ✦ Live Music throughout the day

Experience 19th Century “Casterbridge” in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and have fun dressing up in Victorian attire for this very special Victorian Fair on Sunday, 7th June from 11am to 4pm.

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