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

Oktoberfest Poole Sep 29

Oktoberfest Poole

The south coasts BIGGEST Oktoberfest operator heads to Poole! A weekend filled with traditional Bavarian food, live music, and of course, the finest German beer. Oktoberfest Poole aims to recreate the...

Kayak, Fish, Forage, Feast Sep 30

Kayak, Fish, Forage, Feast

Dorset's coastline is the perfect place to enjoy sea kayaking and kayak fishing, exploring the beautiful cliffs along the Jurassic coast from our base on Middle Beach in Studland out to Old Harry...

The Purbeck Piddler Sep 30

The Purbeck Piddler

The Swanage Railway is delighted to be working with the Piddle Brewery in Dorset to bring you a new experience on the Swanage Railway. With a selection of some of the finest ales from the Piddle...

THRIVE Food for the Body Mind and Soul Sep 30

THRIVE Food for the Body Mind and Soul

Two day immersive course at Happy River Retreat with renowned Nutritionist, Chef & Author, Daphne Lambert. Lunch each day included. In this wonderful, immersive two-day workshop which is a true...

Forage and Feast Oct 07

Forage and Feast

Welcome in Autumn with us on our special wild food and feasting event at our stunning spot in Studland where you can enjoy natures own larder in an idyllic seaside setting. We have some super talent...

Gin To My Tonic Craft Gin and Spirt Festival Oct 13

Gin To My Tonic Craft Gin and Spirt Festival

The Gin to My Tonic are delighted to be embarking on a 25-date nationwide tour in 2023 visiting locations old and new, and uniting hundreds of different craft gins and spirits under one roof to create...