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Fovant Village is lucky enough to lie equidistant between the medieval city of Salisbury in Wiltshire & the Saxon market town of Shaftesbury in Dorset, and as such it has access to an amazing range of cultural and popular events and activities.  Visit the sites below to find out about Market Days, Arts, Music & Drama events as well as walking, touring & open gardens & places of historic/local interest.

Visit Salisbury

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury

Up to date information on what is available & happening in Salisbury

 

Wiltshire Together

https://wiltshiretogether.org.uk

A great new website for local events such as fetes and village hall activities but more impressive is the range of events on offer from children's workshops, to walks, performing arts, youth adventures, drop ins, mental health activities, concerts and also volunteer opportunities. Many events are FREE to attend.

Tourist Information

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on

Covers events across the whole of Wiltshire and has an excellent calendar to narrow down to your choice of date & time.

National Open Garden Scheme

https://ngs.org.uk

NGS gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England & Wales, raising money for charity. Advisable to pre-book.  Virtual garden tours are available.

National Trust

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Gardens, Parks, Cafes, Countryside, Grand houses & Beautiful Homes - Membership necessary.

Salisbury Playhouse & Arts Centre

https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on

A fabulous range of Drama, Dance, Music, Films, Comedy, Presentations, Workshops, Exhibitions & Outdoor Events

Odeon Cinema

https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/salisbury/?

Major cinema chain with multiple screens

Other local places of interest which host particular events, worth keeping your eye on are

Pythouse Kitchen Gardens

https://www.pythousekitchengarden.co.uk

Often has recitals, small concerts and readings

Messums - Membership now required.

https://messumswiltshire.com

Salisbury Cathedral

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Art installations, bands, concerts, workshops, tours & of course services.

Visit Shaftesbury

https://www.shaftesburytourism.co.uk

What to see, what to do, touring suggestions, where to eat, blog, where to stay

Days Out with the Kids

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk

Useful website with plenty of suggestions for family outings in our area.

Arundells

https://arundells.org/events-at-arundells/

Edward Heath's graceful home in Cathedral Close provides a variety of music, craft and drama events.

Links to Local Village Websites

Bishopstone

Broadchalke

Ansty

Tisbury

Barford St Martin

Swallowcliffe

Sutton Mandeville

Salisbury's Charter Market

 

...takes place each Tuesday 8am - 2.30pm and Saturday 8am - 3pm in the historic Market Place. The only exception is the third week in October when the Charter Fair comes to the city.  At the market you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, clothing, furniture and homeware items as well as a local farmers’ market section.

Salisbury also holds a Christmas Market, various Continental Markets & Late night Markets.  Click the shopping bag icon below for further details.

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Local Markets

 

Blandford Forum – Thursday
Dorchester – Wednesday
Gillingham – Thursday & Sat
Poole – Thursday
Salisbury – Tuesday & Saturday
Shaftesbury – Thursday
Sherborne – Thursday
Sturminster N'ton – Mon & Sat
Wilton – Thursday
Wimborne – Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Farmers' Markets

Shaftesbury

1st Saturday of each month

Salisbury – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month

 

Blandford Forum – 2nd Friday of each month


Dorchester – 1st Saturday of each month


Wimborne – 2nd Thursday & Friday of each month


Wincanton – 1st Friday of each month