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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...

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    28 Nov 2014 To 29 Nov 2014
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    6 Dec 2014 To 6 Dec 2014
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    18 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
  2. Add Shopping in Swanage to your Itinerary

    Shopping in Swanage

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    Festival

    Swanage

    Come and shop for your Christmas Gifts in Swanage.

    Late Night Christmas Shopping in Swanage ! Sat 29th November. The Swanage Christmas Lights switch on at 4.30 29th November, there is a grand raffle and extended opening hours with our interesting and eclectic shops. Continue the evening with...

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    29 Nov 2014 To 29 Nov 2014
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  3. Add Farmers' Market at Kingston Lacy to your Itinerary

    Farmers' Market at Kingston Lacy

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    Sale

    Wimborne

    An open air market in Laundry Courtyard. Local and West Country produce for sale. Restaurant shop open. Free entry to the park and gardens until 1.30pm.

    Home of the Banks family for more than 300 years this striking 17th-century house is noted for it's lavish interiors. Stroll across the...

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    29 Nov 2014 To 29 Nov 2014
  4. Add Nothe Victorian Christmas Event  to your Itinerary

    Nothe Victorian Christmas Event

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    Festival

    Weymouth

    On Sunday 30th November, come and get into the true spirit of Christmas. Santa's Grotto, children's crafts, seasonal food and craft stalls, treasure hunt, face painting. Enjoy a meal in our Gun Deck Restaurant or just a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

    £2 entry for all, under 5s Free

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    From:
    30 Nov 2014 To 30 Nov 2014
  5. Add Call My Wine Bluff - Dorchester Arts Fundraiser to your Itinerary

    Call My Wine Bluff - Dorchester Arts Fundraiser

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    Participatory Event

    Poundbury, Dorchester

    DA FUNDRAISER- Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, DT1 3GW.

    Saturday 6th December 7pm

    £15 (Includes 6 wines to taste followed by a glass of wine and canapés) available from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre 01305 267992 and Dorchester Arts Centre 01305 266926

    We are delighted to invite you...

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    6 Dec 2014 To 6 Dec 2014
  6. Purbeck Produce Markets

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    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...

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    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  7. Add The Great Pudding Stir to your Itinerary

    The Great Pudding Stir

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    Participatory Event

    Wimborne

    The Museum's Victorian kitchen will be brimming with the smells of Christmas Pudding. Visitors will get a chance to stir a huge bowl of the dry mix and make a Christmas wish, before sampling the final product heated on our coal-fired range.

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    13 Dec 2014 To 13 Dec 2014
  8. George Albert Hotel Tribute Night

    George Albert Hotel Tribute Night

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    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...

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    19 Dec 2014 To 19 Dec 2014
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    20 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
  9. George Albert Hotel NYE Party

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    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...

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    31 Dec 2014 To 31 Dec 2014
  10. Add The Great Dorset Steam Fair to your Itinerary

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair

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    Show/Display

    Blandford Forum

    If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

    Steam engine exhibits,...

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    1 Jan 2015 To 31 Dec 2015