Whilst enjoying your holiday at Rudge Farm Cottages there are a number of local festivals and events to enjoy in the surrounding area of West Dorset
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
4 – 8 May
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the whole family. Enjoy walks, talks, theatre, music, comedy, exhibits and lots of hands-on science
Weymouth Quayside Music Festival
4 – 5 May
Every Bank Holiday weekend sees Quayside Music Festival take up it’s residency on Weymouth Harbour for a 2-day festival showcasing the best live music in town
Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Festival
25 – 28 May
For dedicated jazzers and blues hounds alike, the Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues festival aims to bring the best of live music, both new and traditional
Wessex Folk Festival
2 – 3 June
Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the picturesque harbourside
Bridport Food and Beer Festival
10 – 16 June
The Bridport Food Festival is an exciting foodie event for all ages to enjoy. The Beer Festival takes place on the Friday & Saturday evening, with the main Food Festival taking place on the Saturday
Midsummer Madness at Dorchester Carnival
Madness and mayhem will be descending on Dorchester this summer as its annual carnival is reborn. This year sees the rebrand of Dorchester Carnival as it becomes Midsummer Madness
Chesil Rocks is a small and intimate music and arts festival, set in a beautiful setting at Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring
Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show
30 June – 1 July
Two day show with steam engines, classic vehicles, food hall, craft, models trains and boats, childrens entertainment, trade, music, beer tent, arena events, food stalls and the Chickerell Challenge!
13 – 14 July
A family friendly music festival in Bridport. Jurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer as well as having some well known artists perform
Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival
14 – 15 July
This festival in Weymouth brings together champagne and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available just off our wonderful shores.
Bridport Folk Festival
27 – 29 July
New established folk festival held in Bridport.
Lifeboat Week – Lyme Regis
27 July – 3 August
Annual RNLI Lifeboat Week – A week of exciting events and demonstrations.
Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week
4 – 24 August
Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week includes fireworks, carnival procession, regatta races, activities and events for all ages.
West Bay Day
The action-packed day will include live music, food and drink, stalls and entertainment.
Bridport Carnival is a must-see event – this fun packed extravaganza includes a grand procession and features plenty of floats and colourful walking entries.
Bridport Torchlight Procession
Bridport’s famous Torchlight Procession makes it’s way from Bucky Doo Square in the centre of town down to West Bay where the traditional fireworks and bonfire take place.
Lyme Regis Folk Festival
31 August – 2 September
Lyme Folk Weekend has become a very popular event and is brilliant at unearthing some wonderful young local artists.
Bridport Hat Festival 2018
1 – 2 September
The town centre will be taken over by thousands of hat wearers with competitions, trade stalls, food & drink, live acts, some surprises, and a mass hat-wearing photo-op in ‘Bucky Doo’ Square.