The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is due to take place this week on Sunday 2nd June in Dorchester. From 11am to 4pm High West Street and High East Street will be closed to vehicles while the town celebrates the 179th birthday of Thomas Hardy.
English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, lived in the village of Stinsford near Dorchester. He became famous for writing novels Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and his work is still admired up and down the country today with Thomas Hardy’s Wessex being a popular choice for tourists visiting the South of England.
The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is being organised by The William Barnes Society, William Barnes being a neighbour that inspired some of Hardy’s work. If you are camping near Dorchester, the Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair has something for all the family from Thomas Hardy themed activities and live music to food & drinks stalls and Hardy tours.
Our Giants Head campsite is near Dorchester and is less than a 15-minute drive from the town for guests staying with us. For more information on the Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair you can visit the William Barnes Society website .