Food & Drink 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!

Some like it hot!

One of Dorset's hottest food festival has to be the Great Dorset Chilli Festival!  A glorious weekend of 'chilli fiesta', this fun and friendly festival is a must for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and anyone looking for a great day out.  There's plenty to keep the kids entertained as well!

Fresh from the sea

The NYETimber Dorset Seafood Festival celebrates seafood in style...with a bit of fizz!  Set the peninsula and Weymouth's picturesque harbour, this fantastic event provides fun and entertainment for the whole family...and of course lots of delicious local food for you to sample.  You'll be entertained by national chefs as well as local (and much loved!) seafood heroes

Forage for your own food

Dorset's landscape is perfect for foraging and there are events that teach you new skills and help you forage and cook your own food in our great outdoors!  This activity is a fantastic experience for groups of all sizes and ages.

This is just a sample of the many food and drink events available for you to sample in Dorset, browse our list below to find out more!

Highlightedfood events

Coastal foraging and edible seaweed May 17

Coastal foraging and edible seaweed

Join us on a seashore scavenge to hunt down the very best of our coastal plants and Dorset seaweed. Learn what species are edible, how to harvest them, their medicinal properties and how to prepare...

Kayak, Fish, Forage May 21

Kayak, Fish, Forage

We'll be fishing off the kayaks using handlines for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel. We will pause along the way to identify and collect edible plants and seaweeds...

Salway Ash School Fete May 22

Salway Ash School Fete

Salway Ash school May fete, 22nd of May at 1pm. Dog show, Bake off, fancy dress competition, face painting, bouncy castle, BBQ, cream teas, bar, live music, dance show.

THE PIG Takeover at The Fox Inn May 25

THE PIG Takeover at The Fox Inn

Our latest event welcomes hosts Robin Hutson, James Golding and Ollie Hutson to The Fox Inn for a takeover of The Fox Inn. For one night only, THE PIG Hotels Chef Director James Golding will join our...

Bryanston Summer Fair May 28

Bryanston Summer Fair

The Wessex Event Company Presents our newest event - A Summer Fair in the beautiful surroundings of Bryanston School. Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May 2022. Live music, Kids entertainment...

Cheese and Chilli Festival May 28

Cheese and Chilli Festival

The Cheese & Chilli Festival is set to spice up the summer, with highlights including a chilli eating competition, food challenges, cooking demonstrations, family friendly entertainment and much,...

Magic of Thailand Festival in Poole May 28

Magic of Thailand Festival in Poole

A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Harbourside Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Poole Thai Festival. Treat yourself to a weekend...

Bournemouth 7s Festival Jun 02

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Bournemouth 7s Festival, the UK’s largest sport and music festival, is returning to Chapel Gate, Bournemouth from June 2nd – 4th (Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend), with an...