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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 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 Beer and Cider Festival to your Itinerary

    Beer and Cider Festival

    Type

    Festival

    CORFE CASTLE

    Beer and Cider Festival at The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle. Open all day.

    30 Ales and Ciders to choose from plus hog roast and BBQ, woodfired pizzas, takeaway fish and chips, lobster high teas and face painting.

    Live music all weekend including Anzl and Gretl, The Transitions, 4 Gone Mad,...

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2015 To 25 May 2015
  3. The Royal Bath & West Show

    Add The Royal Bath & West Show to your Itinerary

    The Royal Bath & West Show

    Type

    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:
    27 May 2015 To 30 May 2015
  4. 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:
    28 May 2015 To 28 May 2015
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    27 Aug 2015 To 27 Aug 2015
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    24 Sep 2015 To 24 Sep 2015
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    29 Oct 2015 To 29 Oct 2015
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    26 Nov 2015 To 26 Nov 2015
  5. Add Wine Tasting Evening to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting Evening

    Type

    Participatory Event

    West Bay Road, 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:
    29 May 2015 To 29 May 2015
    From:
    28 Aug 2015 To 28 Aug 2015
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    25 Sep 2015 To 25 Sep 2015
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    30 Oct 2015 To 30 Oct 2015
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    27 Nov 2015 To 27 Nov 2015
  6. Add Bridport Food & Beer Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    Bridport Food & Beer Festival 2015

    Type

    Festival

    Bridport

    The BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL will be celebrating its 11th anniversary with exciting foodie events for all ages to enjoy.
    The Beer Festival takes place on the Friday evening, with the main Food Festival taking place on the Saturday.
    A list of confirmed events will be posted on the Festival...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jun 2015 To 13 Jun 2015
  7. 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:
    13 Jun 2015 To 13 Jun 2015
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    11 Jul 2015 To 11 Jul 2015
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    8 Aug 2015 To 8 Aug 2015
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    12 Sep 2015 To 12 Sep 2015
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    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015
  8. Add Dorset Midsummer Music & Food Festival to your Itinerary

    Dorset Midsummer Music & Food Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Ansty, Blandford Forum

    The gates will open at Midday and the action will continue until after dark. Warren Farm has a natural amphitheatre so the stages will be at the centre with seating on the rising grassy banks - with the added bonus of a view down the picturesque valley and over the rolling Dorset Hills. Bring a...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jun 2015 To 20 Jun 2015
  9. Add Highway Farm Father's Day Charity Breakfast Brunch to your Itinerary

    Highway Farm Father's Day Charity Breakfast Brunch

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Bridport

    11am - 2pm Treat your Dad or the man in your life to a Big Brunch. Raising money and awaremess of Prostate Cancer This one's for the men! plus a guided walk up Colmers Hill

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jun 2015 To 21 Jun 2015
  10. Add Seafood Festival to your Itinerary

    Seafood Festival

    Type

    Participatory Event

    CORFE CASTLE

    Annual summer seafood festival with live cooking demonstrations
    Taste a unusual array of fabulous freshly sourced local seafood and shellfish
    Live music

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jun 2015 To 29 Jun 2015