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!

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Family Fest Dorset Jun 03

Family Fest Dorset

Wimborne's biggest and best family festival is back on the first weekend of June in 12 acres of working farmland! We invite you to join us on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2023 for our 2023...

Kayak Foraging Jun 03

Kayak Foraging

Join us on one of our kayak foraging adventures this summer. We'll investigate the life in our bay through foraging from the kayaks, identifying wild plants and searching for edible seaweeds as we...

West Moors Farm Fest Jun 03

West Moors Farm Fest

Taking place on Sturts Farm, West Moors Farm Fest brings together music from fantastic artists, organic farm food grown and reared right here on our farm created by our chefs from award winning...

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival Jun 09

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

As is traditional, on the second weekend of June, Wimborne Minster will come alive with the annual Folk Festival as the streets, pubs and concert halls are filled with morris dancers, music...

Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival Jun 10

Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival

The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival returns for 2023 and takes place on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11. The event, which started in 2014, will once again be held throughout the village...

The Shaftesbury Market Jun 10

The Shaftesbury Market

Shaftesbury is trialling a new monthly artisan market featuring local craftspeople and food and drink producers. There will also be free entertainment and music.

Bridport Food Festival Jun 11

Bridport Food Festival

A foodie fortnight in celebration of local food and drink in and around the town of Bridport. With a wealth of chefs, makers, bakers and farmers situated in and around Bridport, one day is...