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

SeaFeast - the Dorset Seafood Festival celebrates seafood in style...with a bit of fizz! 

Set on Weymouth's peninsula with the beautiful sandy beach as a backdrop, this fantastic event provides fun and entertainment for the whole family...and of course lots of delicious local food and drink 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, scroll down to find out more!

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British Beach Champs Festival Jul 19

British Beach Champs Festival

Get yourself involved with the ultimate beach sports weekend! Join us for a weekend full of fun, family and friends with live band performances, captivating sports action and partake in an array of...

Fish and Chip Cruise to Poole Jul 19

Fish and Chip Cruise to Poole

Embark on an early evening circular cruise to Poole Harbour with City Cruises, departing from Swanage Pier. The cruise offers vast panoramas of sky, sea, and sand as you pass Old Harry Rocks, Studland...

Lyme Eats Boutique Jul 19

Lyme Eats Boutique

Join us for our community dining feast on Friday evenings during the summer. With global street food, local drinks from our resident pop up pub The Salty Arms, and iconic views what better way to...

Xchurch Music Festival Jul 19

Xchurch Music Festival

Get ready for the ultimate summer party at Christchurch Music Festival, happening July 19th-21st 2024. Loaded with the finest local talent from across Dorset and beyond, with 50+ acts over the weekend...

Reggae and Rum Sunset Cruises Jul 20

Reggae and Rum Sunset Cruises

Afro*disiac Live Radio is excited to collaborate with City Cruises to bring you the Reggae & Rum Sunset Cruises! Party all night long to Reggae, Calypso, Dancehall, Soul Music, and more. Savor the...

The Wild Swimming Festival Jul 20

The Wild Swimming Festival

The Wild Swimming Festival is the event beside the sea that you've all been asking for. Featuring live music, swim races, seminars with experts in water safety sessions, local food and drink and...

Wine and Fire Festival Jul 20

Wine and Fire Festival

THE Club House in West Bexington is staging its very own Wine & Fire Festival for the first time on Saturday, July 20th. Festival-goers can indulge in a selection of wines from some of the best...

Stoke Abbott Street Fair Jul 21

Stoke Abbott Street Fair

One of Dorset's most popular rural events, the traditional Stoke Abbott Street Fair takes place from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 21st July. It's set along the quaint village lanes, which are closed...

Night Wildlife Walks Jul 25

Night Wildlife Walks

Our highly anticipated Nightjar Walks are back! Experience RSPB Arne at night with this exclusive opportunity to see and listen for the iconic 'churring' Nightjar. These mysterious and unusual...

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