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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 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 Beer Festival to your Itinerary

    Beer Festival

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    Festival

    CORFE CASTLE

    Beer Festival at The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle. Open all day.Live music in our garden in the shade of Corfe Castle.

    20 Ales and Ciders to choose from plus hog roast and BBQ, woodfired pizzas, takeaway fish and chips, lobster, seafood and cream-teas.

    Live music all weekend including...

    Venue

    The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2016 To 2 May 2016
  3. Add Spring Greens to your Itinerary

    Spring Greens

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

    Spring is the time of new growth and the countryside offers a wealth of delicious free greens – be they salad leaves, wild vegetables or herbs. There are also some edible flowers, roots and a few fungi to be found. With a little know-how these can all be gathered to give salads, soups, sauces,...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2016 To 30 Apr 2016
  4. Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival 2016

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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:
    1 May 2016 To 1 May 2016
  5. Add Diesel Gala and Beer Festival - Swanage Railway to your Itinerary

    Diesel Gala and Beer Festival - Swanage Railway

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    Festival

    SWANAGE

    The Diesel  Gala will see an impressive line up of diesel locomotives operating on the Swanage Railway.

    During the Gala an intensive timetable will be operated from 0800 to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 08:00 to 19:00 on Sunday giving visitors the opportunity to ride behind as many...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2016 To 8 May 2016
  6. Add Seashore Foraging Walk to your Itinerary

    Seashore Foraging Walk

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    Food and Drink

    Poole

    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:
    7 May 2016 To 7 May 2016
  7. Add Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings to your Itinerary

    Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings

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    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...

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    11 May 2016 To 11 May 2016
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    19 May 2016 To 19 May 2016
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    20 May 2016 To 20 May 2016
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    8 Jun 2016 To 8 Jun 2016
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    16 Jun 2016 To 16 Jun 2016
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    13 Jul 2016 To 13 Jul 2016
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    21 Jul 2016 To 21 Jul 2016
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    10 Aug 2016 To 10 Aug 2016
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    18 Aug 2016 To 18 Aug 2016
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    19 Aug 2016 To 19 Aug 2016
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    14 Sep 2016 To 14 Sep 2016
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    22 Sep 2016 To 22 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 Love Your Market in Bridport 2016 to your Itinerary

    Love Your Market in Bridport 2016

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    Fete/Fair

    Bridport

    The exciting town of Bridport will once again be taking part in the national 'Love Your Market' scheme for 2016. Bridport  came 3rd in a Radio Times competition for the best place to visit, and 3rd in the BBC Countryfile competition for the nation's favourite market town!
    Market days in Bridport...

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    18 May 2016 To 18 May 2016
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    21 May 2016 To 21 May 2016
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    25 May 2016 To 25 May 2016
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    28 May 2016 To 28 May 2016
  9. Add Spring Tide Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Spring Tide Food Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Bridport

    This spectacular outdoor food event offers you the chance to meet and buy from the hugely talented local producers who will be on hand to show off Dorset produce at its very best. Expect to find everything on the shopping list from fresh fish & local meat, artisan bread, cheeses and a selection of...

    Dates

    From:
    21 May 2016 To 22 May 2016
  10. Add Camping Be Cider Seaside to your Itinerary

    Camping Be Cider Seaside

    Type

    Festival

    Burton Bradstock, Near Bridport

    Camping Be Cider Seaside

    Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2016

    Bredy Farm, Dorset, DT6 4ND (near Burton Bradstock)

    A long weekend of simple camping, quality music, cider & food at austerity busting prices!

    Live music from 5pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Featuring Beans on Toast, Gaz...

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2016 To 29 May 2016