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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 Festival of Seafood and Shellfish to your Itinerary

    Festival of Seafood and Shellfish

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    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
  3. Add The Great Dorset Steam Fair to your Itinerary

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair

    Type

    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.

    Just find the village of Tarrant Hinton on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else!

    2015 sees the Great Dorset Steam Fair in its 47th year and will...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  4. Add Dorset County Show 2015 to your Itinerary

    Dorset County Show 2015

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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:
    5 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  5. Add Food Rocks Festival to your Itinerary

    Food Rocks Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Lyme Regis

    Another packed weekend is planned for September. Mark Hix (HIX Restaurants Ltd), has partnered with the RNLI again to put on Food Rocks. Generously sponsored by VZUG, Bulthaup Exeter, Lyme Bay Holidays, Palmers Brewery and By The Bay. Food Rocks is a fun-filled weekend of demonstrations,...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015 To 6 Sep 2015
  6. Add Dorchester RFC 24hr Rugbyathon  to your Itinerary

    Dorchester RFC 24hr Rugbyathon

    Type

    Sporting

    Dorchester

    24hours of rugby from Under 6s to Senior Rugby. Friday 11th September 5pm to Saturday 12th September 5pm 2015.

    Sarah Hunter, Rugby World Cup Winner and current England captain, will carry out the first kick off to mark the start of the 24hrs of rugby at the Rugbyaton event.

    Friday Night...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
  7. Add Bake Off Competition in aid of Julia's House to your Itinerary

    Bake Off Competition in aid of Julia's House

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    Competition/Game

    Dorchester

    Calling all you bakers.......... Julia's House, Dorset's children's hospice, is running a "Bake Off" competition on the morning of Saturday 12th September as part of the family fun day being organised by Dorchester Rugby Club during their 24-hour rugby marathon. Don't worry, you don't have to...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
  8. Add Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival to your Itinerary

    Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Sturminster Newton

    Cheese Festival with 60+ traditional food stalls, 60+ craft stalls, real ale and real cider tents. Live music, Punch and Judy, Morris dancing, children's entertainment and of course plenty of cheese making, cheese tasting, cookery demonstrations and cheese related events. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 13 Sep 2015
  9. 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:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
    From:
    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  10. Add Cruise in aid of Wareham Library Garden to your Itinerary

    Cruise in aid of Wareham Library Garden

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Wareham & District Development Trust have arranged a fund-raising cruise in aid of the Wareham Library garden development. All monies raised will be used to make the exisiting walled garden a far more enjoyable space for the community.
    The cruise is on Sunday, 13 September. Greenslades Purbeck...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sep 2015 To 13 Sep 2015