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Dorset Seafood Festival

Dorset Seafood 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 Bridport Food Market to your Itinerary

    Bridport Food Market

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    Food and Drink

    St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport

    Every Sunday from 9am-3pm, Bridport Food Market is a food destination in itself, offering the finest local, seasonal and wild produce from our town & surrounding areas. The foods grown, reared & produced in our little pocket of West Dorset & South East Devon are renowned for their quality &...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2016 To 22 Jan 2017
  2. Add River Cottage Summer Lunch to your Itinerary

    River Cottage Summer Lunch

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Trinity Hill Road, Axminster

    Long, hazy days deserve to be filled with good food, so gather your favourite people and savour the summer with a lazy lunch in our 17th century barn. Enjoy three courses of River Cottage fare featuring the freshest summer produce, freshly picked from our garden, and there will be plenty of time to...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2016 To 30 Aug 2016
    From:
    2 Sep 2016 To 2 Sep 2016
  3. Add Food Rocks Festival to your Itinerary

    Food Rocks Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Lyme Regis

    Food Rocks started as a vision of Mark Hix’s. Mark wanted to host a festival to showcase the very best food, produce and suppliers from Lyme Regis and the surrounding areas. With over 40 exhibitors in 2015, Food Rocks highlights the quality and diversity of Dorset’s food and drink.

    In addition...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2016 To 4 Sep 2016
  4. Add Dorset County Show 2016 to your Itinerary

    Dorset County Show 2016

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    Show/Display

    Dorchester


    THE only show in the South West running over a summer holiday weekend, Dorset County Show will be the place to be on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.
     
    The Dorset County Show offers a fun-filled, action packed weekend for all ages.

    Tickets available from Dorset TICs : Dorchester -...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2016 To 4 Sep 2016
  5. Add Seashore Foraging Walk to your Itinerary

    Seashore Foraging Walk

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Weymouth

    The seashore is perhaps the most exciting environment that the UK has to offer the forager. During this introductory session you will discover some of the delights awaiting the seashore forager. These include coastal plants, seaweeds, molluscs and crustaceans.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2016 To 3 Sep 2016
  6. Add Fruit and Nut Foraging Course to your Itinerary

    Fruit and Nut Foraging Course

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

    The Autumn is when nature's harvest peaks. Our focus is wild fruit and nuts. There are many, diverse ways we can use and preserve the glut of wild food. These include desserts, jams / jellies / cheese, fruit leathers, chutneys, ketchups / sauces, vinegars, wines, syrups / cordials and liquors...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Sep 2016 To 4 Sep 2016
  7. Add Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings to your Itinerary

    Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Brewery Square, Dorchester

    MORRISH & BANHAM TASTING CALENDAR 2016

    We are delighted to issue our confirmed Tasting Diary for 2016. Our tastings feature high quality, great value wines presented by knowledgeable speakers in a relaxed and friendly fashion!

     

    M&B HQ Tastings

    M&B HQ – This is our Wine Merchant...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sep 2016 To 14 Sep 2016
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    22 Sep 2016 To 22 Sep 2016
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    23 Sep 2016 To 23 Sep 2016
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    12 Oct 2016 To 12 Oct 2016
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    20 Oct 2016 To 20 Oct 2016
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    21 Oct 2016 To 21 Oct 2016
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    17 Nov 2016 To 17 Nov 2016
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    18 Nov 2016 To 18 Nov 2016
  8. Add Truffle Hunting Experience Day to your Itinerary

    Truffle Hunting Experience Day

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Burton Bradstock, Bridport

    Would you like to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of truffle hunting with dogs? Follow our truffle hounds through the woods and experience the surge of excitement as they locate this edible treasure. These unique days comprise:

    • Introductory talk on truffles
    • Lunch
    • 2 hours truffle...

    Venue

    Norburton Hall, Bridport

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016 To 1 Oct 2016
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    12 Nov 2016 To 12 Nov 2016
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    10 Dec 2016 To 10 Dec 2016
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    14 Jan 2017 To 14 Jan 2017
  9. Add Dorset Food Fortnight 2016 to your Itinerary

    Dorset Food Fortnight 2016

    Type

    Participatory Event

    A two week long celebration of all things mouth wateringly, sensually, irresistibly Dorset! The fortnight that gives us all a great excuse to focus on the fabulous food and drink that is produced within and from the landscape of our wonderful county The celebrations will run from Saturday 15th...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2016 To 30 Oct 2016
  10. Add Halloween Night with Cider and Sausages to your Itinerary

    Halloween Night with Cider and Sausages

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Studland

    Join us this Halloween evening for Mulled Cider and Sausages on the beach and if you're feeling brave why not try a spooky night time walk in the dunes.
    £12 per adult, £9 under 18 years, booking essential

    Venue

    Studland Beach, Studland

    Dates

    From:
    29 Oct 2016 To 29 Oct 2016