The Pack Monday Fair was originally called the Michaelmas Fair and takes place on the first Monday after old Michaelmas Day (October 10th). Tradition states that Abbot Peter Ramsam and his workmen completed the nave of the abbey and kept a holiday on that day in 1490. The name Pack Monday was derived from the men packing up their tools. Four days of entertainment with live music and a Monday full of street traders and eateries in the heart of Sherborne
For the first time, the ‘Dorset Moon’, event weekend will offer events and happenings centered around and under the world-renowned installation piece ‘Museum of the Moon’ by international artist Luke Jerram. This wonderful display will take place in Sherborne's historic Abbey over the weekend of 5-7th July.
This is a "Not to be missed" event for visitor's and locals alike. There will be a host of activities happening during the weekend, including a "Moon Walk" down Cheap street and local school children's moon related drawing and painting competitions.
The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day each year, one of the finest settings, with its spectacular grounds and lake surrounding Sherborne Castle, is transformed into a fun-packed Country Fair with attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you for a great day out with your family
The nineteenth annual award-winning Sherborne Abbey Festival took place on a sunny May bank holiday weekend as thousands flocked to twenty five different concerts in the town, around seventy percent of which were free-entry. The 20th annual festival takes place on 3-7th May 2019.