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

Weymouth Octoberfest 2022 Oct 07

Weymouth Octoberfest 2022

Weymouth's ever popular Octoberfest is set to make its annual return on Friday October 7th and Saturday the 8th in the Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion with its fine seaside views. This extremely...

Kayak, Fish, Forage, Feast Oct 08

Kayak, Fish, Forage, Feast

Kayak, fish, forage & feast event. We happen to have some pretty nifty kayak fishing instructors on the team so you're in the best hands to try and catch your lunch or dinner. We'll be...

Autumn Forage and Feast in Studland Oct 15

Autumn Forage and Feast in Studland

Celebrate Autumn with Fore / Adventure in Studland on their special wild food and feasting event at their stunning spot in Studland where you can enjoy natures own larder in an idyllic seaside...

Forage and Feast Oct 15

Forage and Feast

Our foraged feasts events follow and celebrate the seasons, happening quarterly. In one magical event we gather a small group together around a shared table and feast on what that season provides;...

Foraging Walk and Wild Pizza Workshop Oct 22

Foraging Walk and Wild Pizza Workshop

This foraging course in Dorset is a great way for you to learn how to identify the edible, medicinal and poisonous plants in the wild, and is the ideal introduction for all beginners who want to...

Coastal foraging and edible seaweed Nov 06

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...