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

Bournemouth Christmas Market Nov 30

Bournemouth Christmas Market

Head on down to Bournemouth Square and find the perfect present at the Christmas Alpine Market.  Take your pick from a wide array of hand made and traditional Christmas gifts at the outlet market...

Bournemouth Snow Domes Nov 30

Bournemouth Snow Domes

Come and cosy up this Winter as we break out the Snow Domes at Bournemouth Pavilion! Bournemouth Pavilions iconic steps and patio will be transformed into our very own Winter Wonderland complete with...

Christmas and New Year in Bournemouth Nov 30

Christmas and New Year in Bournemouth

Christmas and New Year in Bournemouth, 18 November 2021 – 3 January 2022 Bournemouth is the perfect destination to visit, stay and get into the festive spirit. With an all new market,...

Christmas and New Year in Wimborne Nov 30

Christmas and New Year in Wimborne

Enjoy Christmas in Wimborne with so much going on to get you into the Christmas spirit.  From the switching on of Wimborne Minster’s Christmas lights on 27th November, there’s lots to...

Christmas In Dorchester Nov 30

Christmas In Dorchester

What’s happening in Dorset’s County town this Christmas time? When the dark days descend, Dorchester lights up with a warm welcome. In the run up to Christmas, the shops will be brimming...

Christmas in Sherborne Dec 01

Christmas in Sherborne

Visit the beautiful Abbey town of Sherborne and make the run up to Christmas magical!  On cold and frosty December days, the twinkling lights and seasonal window displays lining the shops of...

A Michael Bublé Christmas Dec 03

A Michael Bublé Christmas

Matt Fisher as Michael Bublé. Three course festive dinner and fizz on arrival. £40 per person. Address: The Blue Boar, Market Close, Poole, BH15 1NE.

Poundbury Christmas Market Dec 04

Poundbury Christmas Market

Poundbury Christmas Market Beautiful independent businesses from across Dorset. Artisan Businesses, Food , Drink, Crafts and Gifts and so much more.

Sherborne School's Christmas Jazz Dec 09

Sherborne School's Christmas Jazz

Enjoy a festive buffet as the Sherborne School Swing Band perform some toe-tapping hits. Music by Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Glenn Miller and Charles Mingus. Event address: Sherborne School,...