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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 Sausage & Cider Festival with Fireworks to your Itinerary

    Sausage & Cider Festival with Fireworks

    Type

    Festival

    CORFE CASTLE

    Sample an amazing selection of hand made sausages and artisan ciders from Dorset, with live music and fireworks over the Castle on the 1st November.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2014 To 1 Nov 2014
  2. Add Dorset Food Week 2014 to your Itinerary

    Dorset Food Week 2014

    Type

    Participatory Event

    A weeklong celebration of all things mouth wateringly, sensually, irresistibly Dorset! The week 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. Now in its thirteenth year the celebrations will run from...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014 To 2 Nov 2014
  3. Add Corfe Castle Fireworks Display at the Greyhound Inn to your Itinerary

    Corfe Castle Fireworks Display at the Greyhound Inn

    Type

    Show/Display

    CORFE CASTLE

    A free firework display over Corfe Castle with live music.
    Derek Curtis our local butcher will be preparing the hog roast for you, accompanied by mulled wine, hot cider punch, jazz band and Chocolate Fountain.
    The fun kicks off at 7:00pm

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2014 To 1 Nov 2014
  4. Add Soup and Sweet to your Itinerary

    Soup and Sweet

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Lyme Regis

    Our annual Soup and Sweet at Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. 12 – 2pm. Come along to and enjoy tasty soup and a homemade dessert all for only £6 with a raffle prize draw.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Nov 2014 To 6 Nov 2014
  5. Add Kingston Maurward Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair

    Type

    Fete/Fair

    DORCHESTER

    Kingston Maurward Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair

    Dates

    From:
    8 Nov 2014 To 9 Nov 2014
  6. Add Bridport Literary Festival: Literary Dinner to your Itinerary

    Bridport Literary Festival: Literary Dinner

    Type

    Talk or Lecture

    East Street, Bridport

    Bridport Literary Festival: Event Number 10.

    This year’s Guest Speaker, Anthony Sattin, is a journalist, broadcaster and author of highly acclaimed books on history and travel. In his newly published book: Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man, he has written a biography about...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Nov 2014 To 11 Nov 2014
  7. Add 'A Dorset Parish Remembers' at the Bridport Literary Festival to your Itinerary

    'A Dorset Parish Remembers' at the Bridport Literary Festival

    Type

    Talk or Lecture

    Bridport

    Bridport Literary Festival: Event Number 12

    James Crowden chairs a discussion with: Richard Connaughton, Tim Connor and Ian Berry
    Last year, as the Centenary of the beginning of the First World War approached, the West Dorset Parish of Powerstock decided to produce a book to honour the memory of...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Nov 2014 To 12 Nov 2014
  8. Add Wine Tasting Evening to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting Evening

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Bridport

    Tutored tasting. £13.50 per head. Book at Palmers Wine Store 01308 427500.
    7.30pm for 8pm, glass of wine and canapes on arrival.
    Every last Friday of each month (excluding June and July). Each month will have a theme.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Nov 2014 To 12 Nov 2014
    From:
    28 Nov 2014 To 28 Nov 2014
  9. 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:
    15 Nov 2014 To 15 Nov 2014
    From:
    19 Dec 2014 To 19 Dec 2014
    From:
    20 Dec 2014 To 20 Dec 2014
  10. 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 Nov 2014 To 27 Nov 2014