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Bridport Food Festival

Bridport Food Festival

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Dorset Food Festivals & Events

Looking for an event to tantalise your taste buds?

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and as well as the regular farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county, Dorset hosts a range of gourmet celebrations from beer, cheese and seafood festivals to large scale events showcasing the delectable delights from across the whole county!

 

Mouthwatering Dorset Events

Dorset is home to some of the finest locally produced food and seafood so naturally we're always ready to celebrate all things food with mouthwatering events featuring plenty of local produce in splendid locations!

Food events with a difference!

You'll also find a variety of more quirky events to enjoy!

Why not chomp your way through as many stinging nettles as you can bare at one of Dorset's more unsual events - the World Nettle Eating Championships!

Don't worry if you're not feeling peckish for nettles as this is a bemusing event to spectate.

If you're looking for something with a bit less bite, the Dorset Knob Throwing Competition and Frome Valley Food Festival is a family day out with a difference.

Along with the opportunity to taste and purchase a fine range of local foods, why not see how far you can throw a Dorset Knob?

If throwing isn't your forte then have a go at Knob painting or the Knob and spoon race!

A foodie's paradise!

Taste the delights of Dorset at Eat Dorset Food Fair in October, set in the beautiful grounds of Parnham House - this is a truely delicious day out.

There are plenty of more tradional food events to delight - The Christchurch Food & Wine Festival takes place every May and is one of the premier events of its type, attracting top celebrety chefs to demonstrate their culinary skills.

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival brings together champagne and seafood around Weymouth's picturesque harbour in July.

This fantastic event provides fun and entertainment for the whole family ...and of course lots of delicious local food for you to sample.

If cheese is your vice then a visit to Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival is a must.

This two day event takes place in September and celebrates all things cheese!

Browse the list below for our list of food and drink events taking place across Dorset.

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  1. Add Seashore Foraging Walk to your Itinerary

    Seashore Foraging Walk

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    Food and Drink

    Dorset coast

    The seashore is perhaps the most exciting environment that the UK has to offer the forager. During these introductory sessions you will discover some of the delights awaiting the seashore forager. We will discuss sustainable harvesting, equipment, safety and legal aspects as we walk along the shore...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2015 To 18 Apr 2015
  2. Add Wine Tasting Evening to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting Evening

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    Participatory Event

    Dorchester

    Two course dinner & tutored tasting £32.50 per head. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500.
    7pm for 7:30pm, glass of wine and canapes on arrival. 8-10 wines to be presented.
    Last Thursday of each month (excluding June and July). Each month will have a theme.

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    23 Apr 2015 To 23 Apr 2015
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    28 May 2015 To 28 May 2015
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    27 Aug 2015 To 27 Aug 2015
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    24 Sep 2015 To 24 Sep 2015
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    29 Oct 2015 To 29 Oct 2015
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    26 Nov 2015 To 26 Nov 2015
  3. Add Wine Tasting Evening to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting Evening

    Type

    Participatory Event

    West Bay Road, Bridport

    Tutored tasting. £13.50 per head. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500.
    7.30pm for 8pm, glass of wine and canapes on arrival.
    Every last Friday of each month (excluding June and July). Each month will have a theme.

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    24 Apr 2015 To 24 Apr 2015
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    29 May 2015 To 29 May 2015
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    28 Aug 2015 To 28 Aug 2015
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    25 Sep 2015 To 25 Sep 2015
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    30 Oct 2015 To 30 Oct 2015
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    27 Nov 2015 To 27 Nov 2015
  4. Powerstock Cider Festival 2015

    Type

    Festival

    Nr Bridport

    This will be another exciting year for the celebrated Powerstock Cider Festival which takes place between 6pm and 10.30pm in the 'Hut' (village hall). As in previous years there will be arond 20 cider producers attending the festival as well as local food suppliers.

    Tickets will be on sale in...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2015 To 25 Apr 2015
  5. We Love Breakfast - Macmillan Cancer Support Brunch

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Bridport Leisure Centre, Bridport

    We Love Breakfast is a Breakfast Brunch organised in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support. Open from 10am til 1pm. £5 for breakfast.
    Tickets in advance from Bridport Leisure Centre, or AG Downs (66 South St, Bridport) or telephone 01308 420801.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2015 To 26 Apr 2015
  6. Add Furleigh Estate Wine Club to your Itinerary

    Furleigh Estate Wine Club

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Bridport

    The Furleigh Estate Wine Club membership runs from 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016. Members are invited to exclusive events at the vineyard, get to join in with the harvest and see the winery in action. They are also entitled to two complimentary bottles of still wine and discounts on further wine...

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    From:
    1 May 2015 To 30 Apr 2016
  7. Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival 2015

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    Festival

    Dorchester

    The world-famous Dorset Knob Throwing competition returns as part of the Frome Valley Food Festival. Besides knob throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including knob eating, knob painting, a knob and spoon race, guess the weight of the big knob, knob darts and a knob pyramid. ...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2015 To 3 May 2015
  8. Add Lyme Regis Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Lyme Regis Food Festival

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Lyme Regis

    Now in its third Year Lyme Regis food festival is a fantastic showcase for some of the best food producers in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and the surrounding counties.

    We aim to bring you a wide selection of fantastic food and drink all lovingly produced within the West of England, from award...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2015 To 4 May 2015
  9. Add Diesel Gala and Beer Festival - Swanage Railway to your Itinerary

    Diesel Gala and Beer Festival - Swanage Railway

    Type

    Festival

    SWANAGE

    Special Fares apply for this 3 Day Event. Working timetable will be available here nearer the event.

    Dorset Beer Festival at Corfe Castle station.

    Venue

    Swanage Railway, Swanage

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2015 To 10 May 2015
  10. Add Christchurch Food & Wine Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Christchurch Food & Wine Festival 2015

    Type

    Festival

    CHRISTCHURCH

    Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 May 2015

    The award-winning Christchurch Food & Wine Festival

    The fabulous Christchurch Festival Market returns to Christchurch on the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May from 10am until 6pm. The town centre will be buzzing with over 120 traders in the town...

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2015 To 10 May 2015