The Dorset County Show has a new headline sponsor for the next three years.

Cornish Mutual has pledged to support the Dorset County Show which will be taking place from Saturday September 1 to Sunday September 2.

The annual two-day event celebrates the best of agriculture and rural life and attracts more than 60,000 people to the Dorchester Showground in Cokers Frome.

Will Hyde, show secretary said: “The countdown has begun until this year’s show and the team behind the event has worked hard to provide a jam-packed schedule over the weekend, including a new main ring attraction of camel racing. Come rain or shine there is a variety of attractions, livestock, and fun for all the family at Dorset County Show.”

As well as camel racing in the main ring there will be show jumping, a funfair and a large range of more than 450 trade stands.

New for 2018 is The Fabulous Food and Farming Education Area where visitors can learn how farming plays an important part in our everyday lives.

Alan Goddard, managing director of Cornish Mutual, said: “Cornish Mutual’s ethos has always been to support the south-west’s agricultural community. With a growing number of Cornish Mutual Members in Dorset, this is exactly the right time for us to become headline sponsor of the Dorset County Show."