It may be September but the big events don't stop here - you're spoilt for choice with Dorset County Show, Bridport Hat Festival and Food Rocks this weekend.

*HEAD down to the Dorset County Show as the two-day spectacular returns tomorrow and Sunday. Open from 8.30am and held on the Dorchester Showground, the annual event celebrates the rural and agricultural roots of the county. Take a stroll through avenues of trade stalls selling the finest local produce and enjoy exciting displays in the main ring, which this year will host ex-world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth. Competitions in homecraft and horticulture, plus livestock and showjumping, will entertain visitors of all ages, alongside rides, food stalls, and bars. Poultry, rabbits and alpacas will also be on show, with falconry displays and scurry racing.Tickets are £18 on the gate, with children under 16 going free.

*OPEN your mind and join leading hypnotist Robert Temple for a thrilling journey this evening at Weymouth Pavilion. The cutting-edge show will feature incredible acts of hypnosis alongside hilarious comedy sketches, with audiences invited to take part or just laugh along with the people who do. For the past 15 years, Robert has toured the world, hypnotising thousands of people from Las Vegas to London and bringing the age-old art into the 21st century. Suitable for over-18s only, the show begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 or £18 for concessions, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.

*DON your best headgear and take part in Bridport's 10th annual Hat Festival tomorrow. Thousands of hat wearers will take over the town, with competitions, trade stalls and live acts entertaining crowds. The famous mass hat-wearing photo opportunity will take place at 1pm in Bucky Doo Square. For more details, visit

*TANTALISE your taste buds at the Food Rocks Festival, held in Lyme Regis tomorrow and Sunday. The foodie extravaganza celebrates the fantastic produce that the south west has to offer, while raising funds for the Fishermen's Mission and the RNLI. Visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of chef demonstrations, with food and drink to take home and a raffle of amazing prizes. The festival opens at 10.30am tomorrow and takes place on Marine Parade and Cart Road.

*EXPERIENCE one of the biggest success stories in British theatre as the Magic of Motown arrives at Weymouth Pavilion. Music fans can celebrate the timeless music of stars such as Marvin Gaye, Diane Ross, Stevie Wonder and Jackson 5, all brought back to life by a talented cast and band. Magic of Motown has been seen by over one million people, including Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance. Audiences can expect to hear classic hits including Ain't No Mountain, Grapevine, Endless Love and All Night Long as the show takes to the stage at 7.30pm tomorrow. All tickets are £26, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.

*IF the Magic of Motown doesn't take your fancy, then head to the Ocean Room of Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow night to relive the 1990s. Celebrating the unforgettable era of dance anthems and club classics, Ultra 90s will perform the best chart, dance and club tunes utilising male and female vocals, keyboards, guitars and drums. DJ Owen from Wessex FM will also be playing 90s floor fillers to get the audience going. All tickets are £16.50 and the show begins at 8pm.

*TRAVEL back to the 19th century with Nothe Fort's Artillery Weekend, taking place tomorrow and Sunday. A family-friendly event featuring re-enactors, demonstrations of musket and canon firing, interactive games and a kid's gun run, you'll discover what life was like in 1872 when Queen Victoria sat on the throne of England. Open from 10.30am to 4.30pm each day, normal entry prices to Nothe Fort apply, with annual passes accepted.

*COMEDY fans will cheer as Weymouth Pavilion's Sunday Night Comedy returns for a brand-new season. The programme kicks off with the TV star Seann Walsh, alongside two support acts and regular host Tom Glover. Fresh from his run in America, where he made his US television debut, Seann is back on tour in the UK. First appearing in Comedy Central's Big Bad World, Seann has since performed in BBC's Monks and Sky's Three Kinds of Stupid. A celebrity on 2018's Strictly Come Dancing, Seann is currently co-starring in Jack Dee's brand-new sitcom, Bad Move. He will perform at Weymouth Pavilion this Sunday, at 7.30pm. All tickets are £15, available from the website or by contacting the box office.