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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 Woodfired Pizza to your Itinerary

    Woodfired Pizza

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Studland

    Come and try our Wood-fired pizza at Studland.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Feb 2016 To 14 Feb 2016
    From:
    19 Feb 2016 To 21 Feb 2016
  2. Add Valentine's Day to your Itinerary

    Valentine's Day

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Studland

    Treat your loved one to a special lunch at Knoll Beach Café and a romantic walk along the beach
    Booking not needed

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2016 To 14 Feb 2016
  3. Add Mother's Day at Knoll Beach Cafe to your Itinerary

    Mother's Day at Knoll Beach Cafe

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Studland

    Celebrate Mother's Day with an afternoon tea at Knoll Beach Café.
    Booking not needed

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2016 To 6 Mar 2016
  4. Artsreach - Farnham Maltings - The Iranian Feast

    Type

    Performance

    Farnham Maltings - The Iranian Feast


    Wed 16 March, 7:30pm. Winfrith Village Hall. 01305 852117. £9, £7 u18s, £28 family
    Sat 19 March, 7:30pm. Broadmayne Village Hall. 01305 854205. £9, £7 u18s, 328 family


    A play with food from the heart of Persia. Join us for ‘The Iranian Feast’ – traditional...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2016 To 16 Mar 2016
    From:
    19 Mar 2016 To 19 Mar 2016
  5. Add Wimborne Cider Festival to your Itinerary

    Wimborne Cider Festival

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Wimborne Minster

    WIMBORNE CIDER FESTIVAL FRIDAY 18th & SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016

    THE ALLENDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE, HANHAM RD WIMBORNE BH21 1AS

    The first dedicated and independent cider festival is to be held in Wimborne on the evening of Friday 18th March and two sessions on Saturday 19th March at the Allendale...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Mar 2016 To 18 Mar 2016
    From:
    19 Mar 2016 To 19 Mar 2016
    From:
    19 Mar 2016 To 19 Mar 2016
  6. Add Beerex Beer Festival Wareham 2016 to your Itinerary

    Beerex Beer Festival Wareham 2016

    Type

    Participatory Event

    WAREHAM

    Wareham Easter BEEREX

    Friday 25th March and Saturday 26th March, 2016

    Fine real ales from across the country on your doorstep.

    We also have available: Wines, Ciders, Perrys and Soft Drinks.

    Tickets available on the door or in advance from Discover Purbeck Information Centre (in Wareham...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2016 To 25 Mar 2016
    From:
    26 Mar 2016 To 26 Mar 2016
    From:
    25 Mar 2016 To 25 Mar 2016
    From:
    26 Mar 2016 To 26 Mar 2016
  7. Add Beer Fest to your Itinerary

    Beer Fest

    Type

    Festival

    Lyme Regis

    7.00pm

    All tickets £5 on the door

    Running time: various

    The best reason to be in Lyme Regis on the Easter Weekend 2016. Showcasing the finest locally brewed beers and ciders, together with the cream of local musical talent. All wrapped up in the stunning location of the...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2016 To 26 Mar 2016
  8. Powerstock Cider Festival 2016

    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:
    23 Apr 2016 To 23 Apr 2016
  9. Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival 2016

    Type

    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:
    1 May 2016 To 1 May 2016
  10. Add Lyme Regis Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Lyme Regis Food Festival

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Lyme Regis

    We will be bringing a wealth of talented producers from Dorset, Devon,Somerset and beyond to tempt you with a wide selection of fantastic food and drink all lovingly produced within the West of England, from award winning cider to award winning pies, we have something for all tastes.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2016 To 2 May 2016