Book Turnpike Showground for your Event

The Turnpike Showground is located near Motcombe along the main Gillingham/Shaftesbury road. The Showground plays host to a number of events throughout Summer. The previous bookings include a 1,000+ unit Caravan Rally, Dog Agility Camps, Car Boot Sales, Weddings & the annual Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show which welcomes over 20,000 visitors on just one day. 

The Showground also has a Campsite, to learn more and to book – click ‘check availability’.

What can we offer you as an Event Organiser? 
– 79 Acres of land 
spread across 4 fields including a main field of 37 acres, the site has a number of track ways and access gates.
– 200 Crowd Barriers 

– Event Organisers Exhibition Unit
– Water Standpipes – we can position these for you
– A range of signage & banner rails 
– Electricity connection 
– Wifi connection 
– Large banner frame on the busy Gillingham/Shaftesbury road (we do take advertising bookings for this)
–  mown grass

Whatever it is that you are planning, Turnpike Showground is here to help you! Whether you want the whole site or just a small area, we can produce a package to suit your budget and requirements. 

Contact our Showground team via 01747 823955 or

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions our 2020 Showground Events list is not currently available.  

We hope to welcome you to Turnpike Showground soon

Looking to book a pitch at our onsite campsite? Visitor our campsite page:

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