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Dorset Seafood Festival

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 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 Jurassic Fields Music Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Jurassic Fields Music Festival 2015

    Type

    Performance

    Bridport

    Following on from last year's very successful event, Jurassic Fields one day festival will take place on 11th July 2015 from 10am -11pm at Askers Meadow, Bridport.

    Offering a family a day out of fun and entertainment Jurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, food and entertainment the...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2015 To 11 Jul 2015
  3. Add Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival to your Itinerary

    Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival

    Type

    Festival

    East Parley, CHRISTCHURCH

    The fabulous Cheese and Chill Festival is a brand new event for Christchurch this year and will be taking place in the spacious grounds of Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate, right next to Bournemouth Airport, on 11th and 12th July 2015 from 10am to 6pm.

    This fun festival promises to be a...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2015 To 12 Jul 2015
  4. Add Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival to your Itinerary

    Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Weymouth


    Come along to Waterfront Weymouth and enjoy the annual Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival,

    The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival brings together champagne and seafood, family entertainment and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the superb seafood available just off our wonderful...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2015 To 12 Jul 2015
  5. Summer Foraging Course

    Add Summer Foraging Course to your Itinerary

    Summer Foraging Course

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

    The long days of summer bring a new range of wild food for the forager. The summer fruits, such as wild gooseberries, raspberries, mirabelles and Sea Buckthorn berries are ready to harvest. Delicious fungi can found in old, unimproved meadows. Flowers can be gathered for making into drinks, both...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2015 To 11 Jul 2015
  6. 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:
    11 Jul 2015 To 11 Jul 2015
    From:
    8 Aug 2015 To 8 Aug 2015
    From:
    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
    From:
    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  7. Add 10th Leigh Food Fair and Classic Car and Bike Display to your Itinerary

    10th Leigh Food Fair and Classic Car and Bike Display

    Type

    Fete/Fair

    Sherborne

    Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Adam’s Tasty Chilli Sauces, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Capreolus Fine Foods, Chocolate Workshop, Comins Tea, Dorset Pie Company, Dorset Shellfish Co., Dorset Sushi, Fussels Fine...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jul 2015 To 18 Jul 2015
  8. Harbour Bites West Bay Food Weekend

    Type

    Festival

    Bridport

    Bringing together the best of South West Food and Drink.
    Money raised will go to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
    Full details available nearer the time.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jul 2015 To 19 Jul 2015
  9. Add Camp Bestival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Camp Bestival 2015

    Type

    Festival

    East Lulworth

    Camp Bestival 2015 will once again take place at the majestic Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England’s dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset.

    With music to tackle all taste buds and much much more, stand up comedy, DJ sets, and a fantastic line up for the little ones this is a...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jul 2015 To 2 Aug 2015
  10. 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