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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 Kingston Maurward Christmas Party Nights to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Christmas Party Nights

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    Participatory Event

    Dorchester

    Kingston Maurward invites you to join us this festive season at one of our traditional Christmas Party nights. Arrive to a mulled wine reception and take in the ambience of our superb Grand Hall, with a roaring log fire, and our twinkling 20ft Christmas tree.

    Ticket price includes:
    • House...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
  2. George Albert Hotel Tribute Night

    George Albert Hotel Tribute Night

    Type

    Concert

    On A37 nr Evershot,

    George Albert Hotel is hosting a number of Tribute Nights during 2014:
    Friday 7th March RAT PACK
    Sunday 4th May DIRTY DANCING/GREASE
    Saturday 26th July TAKE THAT
    Saturday 23rd August ELVIS
    Saturday 6th September ELTON JOHN
    Saturday 15th November DOLLY PARTON & KENNY ROGERS
    Friday 19th...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Dec 2014 To 19 Dec 2014
    From:
    20 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
  3. Add Shopping in Swanage to your Itinerary

    Shopping in Swanage

    Type

    Festival

    Swanage

    Come and shop for your Christmas Gifts in Swanage.

    Free Parking for Christmas shopping will be available in the Town Council's Car Parks as follows:-
    Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December 2014 & 3rd January 2015
    Pay and Display car parks at Main Beach (off Victoria Avenue) and Broad Road (...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
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    27 Dec 2014 To 27 Dec 2014
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    3 Jan 2015 To 3 Jan 2015
  4. Purbeck Produce Markets

    Type

    Sale

    Swanage

    We are a co-operative of local farmers, cooks and crafts people producing high quality, environmentally friendly and locally made products such as meat, vegetables, bread, preserves, pies, cakes, cards and gifts.

    You will find us at the Purbeck Farmers Market in Commercial Road, Swanage .
    Look...

    Dates

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    20 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
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    10 Jan 2015 To 10 Jan 2015
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    14 Feb 2015 To 14 Feb 2015
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    14 Mar 2015 To 14 Mar 2015
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    11 Apr 2015 To 11 Apr 2015
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    9 May 2015 To 9 May 2015
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    13 Jun 2015 To 13 Jun 2015
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    11 Jul 2015 To 11 Jul 2015
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    8 Aug 2015 To 8 Aug 2015
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    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
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    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  5. George Albert Hotel NYE Party

    Type

    Participatory Event

    On A37 nr Evershot,

    New Years Eve 2014 - £45 per person

    See out the old and in with the new, and join us for our New Years Eve party. Dress code will be as last year with Black Tie / Lounge suit.

    Entertainment will be from one of our favourite groups, "The Crack", they make every party a success and cover a wide...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Dec 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  6. Add Dorchester Beerex to your Itinerary

    Dorchester Beerex

    Type

    Festival

    Dorchester

    Annual Dorchester Beer Festival 2015.

    February 6th and 7th
    (over 18 only)

    Lunchtime and evening sessions both days with live music Saturday evening.

    Friday 6th 11am-3:30pm
    Friday 6th 6pm-11.30pm

    Saturday 7th 11am-3:30pm
    Saturday 7th 6pm-11.30pm

    Food will be served and there are...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Feb 2015 To 7 Feb 2015
    From:
    6 Feb 2015 To 7 Feb 2015
  7. 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
  8. Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival 2015

    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:
    3 May 2015 To 3 May 2015
  9. 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
  10. Add Spring Tide Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Spring Tide Food Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Bridport

    Take one seaside town, combine with an eclectic local food culture, add a sprinkling of passionate local producers, talented chefs, an array of exciting exhibitors and a World Heritage Site...and what do you get?...The Spring Tide Food Festival of course!

    The National Trust West Dorset will...

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2015 To 17 May 2015