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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 Furleigh Estate Wine Club to your Itinerary

    Furleigh Estate Wine Club

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    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...

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2015 To 30 Apr 2016
  2. Add Great Dorset Chilli Festival to your Itinerary

    Great Dorset Chilli Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Wimborne

    1st & 2nd August 2015

    Bringing the exciting world of chillies to the beautiful surroundings of Dorset for the fifth year, the Dorset Chilli Festival is a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held with the kind permission of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park,...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2015 To 2 Aug 2015
  3. Add Summer Gathering at Gaunts House to your Itinerary

    Summer Gathering at Gaunts House

    Type

    Festival

    Wimborne Minster

    A summer celebration of music, yoga, art and dance.

    The annual summer festival is jam packed with yoga & meditation workshops, sound baths, live music and stalls. We aim to gather people together to celebrate, learn and most importantly have fun in a spiritually charged location, within the...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Aug 2015 To 9 Aug 2015
  4. Burton Bradstock Church Fete 2015

    Type

    Fete/Fair

    Burton Bradstock

    Starting at 2.00 pm
    Admission: Adults £1; children 12-18 50p; children under 12 free; free parking.
    A traditional village fete with Punch & Judy, cake stall, games, plant sales, silver band, cream teas etc. Plus: Fun Dog Show!

    Dates

    From:
    6 Aug 2015 To 6 Aug 2015
  5. 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

    From:
    8 Aug 2015 To 8 Aug 2015
    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
    From:
    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  6. Add Saxon Square Artisan Markets to your Itinerary

    Saxon Square Artisan Markets

    Type

    Market

    Christchurch

    Join us In Saxon Square in Christchurch Town Centre where Kean Events are pleased to be hosting four Artisan Markets to promote and highlight our region’s high quality local producers and craftspeople.
    Come and see us in Saxon Square between 10am and 4pm to see the different foods and crafts the...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Aug 2015 To 15 Aug 2015
  7. Add Cream Teas and Homemade and Hand Made Sale to your Itinerary

    Cream Teas and Homemade and Hand Made Sale

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Lytchett Matravers, Poole

    St Mary’s Church, Lytchett Matravers 16th August 2:30 – 5pm
    Have you missed St Mary’s Summer Cream Teas? Fear not we have one left in August. Hand made or Home Baked is the theme for this month’s cream tea so come and enjoy a delicious homemade cream tea and purchase a gift or two lovingly...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Aug 2015 To 16 Aug 2015
  8. Add Festival of Seafood and Shellfish to your Itinerary

    Festival of Seafood and Shellfish

    Type

    Festival

    CORFE CASTLE

    Featuring south coast fish and shellfish from local suppliers. From Lobster to Cornish Sardines and Mussels.

    Daily specials and homemade dishes. Freshly delivered produce every day.

    Special children's menu, large garden and car park.

    For table reservations call 01929 480357.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  9. Add Wine Tasting Evening to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting Evening

    Type

    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.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2015 To 27 Aug 2015
    From:
    24 Sep 2015 To 24 Sep 2015
    From:
    29 Oct 2015 To 29 Oct 2015
    From:
    26 Nov 2015 To 26 Nov 2015
  10. Add Beer and Cider Festival to your Itinerary

    Beer and Cider Festival

    Type

    Festival

    CORFE CASTLE

    Join in the fun at The Greyhound Inn's beer festival.

    Live music all weekend.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2015 To 31 Aug 2015