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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 Love Your Market in Bridport 2016 to your Itinerary

    Love Your Market in Bridport 2016

    Type

    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...

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2016 To 25 May 2016
    From:
    28 May 2016 To 28 May 2016
  3. 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
  4. Add Feast on the Beach to your Itinerary

    Feast on the Beach

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Studland

    Beachside dining with our outdoor wood fired oven overlooking Studland Bay. There will be a different theme each week, check our website for details.
    £20 per person for 2 courses, booking essential: 01929 450305 Why not
    add a 30 min powerboat ride to your booking for £10 and explore Studland...

    Venue

    Studland Beach, Studland

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2016 To 27 May 2016
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    3 Jun 2016 To 3 Jun 2016
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    10 Jun 2016 To 10 Jun 2016
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    17 Jun 2016 To 17 Jun 2016
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    24 Jun 2016 To 24 Jun 2016
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    1 Jul 2016 To 1 Jul 2016
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    8 Jul 2016 To 8 Jul 2016
  5. Add The Royal Bath & West Show to your Itinerary

    The Royal Bath & West Show

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    Show/Display

    Somerset,

    There's more happening than you think at the country's biggest rural festival and there really is something for everyone, from food lovers to families and farmers to fashionistas!

    Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341 or Dorchester Tourist Information Centre...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2016 To 4 Jun 2016
  6. Add George Egg Anarchist Cook to your Itinerary

    George Egg Anarchist Cook

    Type

    Demonstration

    Lyme Regis

    Doors: 7.00pm

    Onstage: 7.30pm

    Full Price: £14.00

    Concessions: £11.00

    From the Box Office only Under 18s: £10.00

    Age Suitabilty: 16+

    Running time: tbc

    one man….one show…three courses

    If you like food and cooking then you’ll love this show. A menu of stand-up...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2016 To 2 Jun 2016
  7. Add "Stur's Big Weekend"  to your Itinerary

    "Stur's Big Weekend"

    Type

    Food and Drink

    Sturminster Newton

    "Stur's Big Weekend"

    The Producers' Market
    Station Road
    Saturday 4th June, 10am to 4pm
    Celebrating the Best of Dorset's produce.

    Crafts At The Exchange
    Stour Hall, The Exchange
    Saturday 4th June, 10am to 4pm
    Wonderful displays from local artists and crafters.

    The Big Lunch
    Railway...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2016 To 5 Jun 2016
  8. Add Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings to your Itinerary

    Morrish & Banham Wine Tastings

    Type

    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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    8 Jun 2016 To 8 Jun 2016
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    16 Jun 2016 To 16 Jun 2016
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    17 Jun 2016 To 17 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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    22 Jul 2016 To 22 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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    23 Sep 2016 To 23 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
  9. Add Bridport Food and Beer Festival 2016 to your Itinerary

    Bridport Food and Beer Festival 2016

    Type

    Festival

    Bridport

    The BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL will be celebrating its 12th anniversary with exciting foodie events for all ages to enjoy. The Beer Festival takes place on the Friday & Saturday evening, with the main Food Festival taking place on the Saturday 18 June.

    Throughout the week the whole town and...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jun 2016 To 18 Jun 2016
  10. Add Kingston Maurward Open Day and Country Fair to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Open Day and Country Fair

    Type

    Show/Display

    DORCHESTER

    College open day - a family fun day, showcasing student work and giving members of the public an opportunity to experience new skills in free taster sessions. Food, crafts and displays including a Novelty Dog Show.

     

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jun 2016 To 12 Jun 2016