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

FaultyTowers - The Dining Experience Oct 01

FaultyTowers - The Dining Experience

Straight from the stage of London's West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now coming to Key West on Friday 1st October 2021. Become part of the action as...

FaultyTowers Oct 02


Straight from the stage of London's West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now coming to Key West on Saturday 2nd October 2021. Become part of the action as...

Meet the Producers Oct 06

Meet the Producers

In the summer of 2019 we collaborated with Robin Hutson of The Pig Hotels and Rob Corbett of Devonshire vineyard Castlewood to produce Devon Minnow, a delicious Bacchus wine, made just up the road...

Lyme Regis Farmers' Market Oct 08

Lyme Regis Farmers' Market

Our fabulous Lyme Regis Farmers' Market is held on the second Friday of the month in the Marine Parade Shelters. We proudly bring together local producers, makers and growers from a 30 mile radius...

Nordic Walking in the Vineyard Oct 11

Nordic Walking in the Vineyard

Get Fizzical in the Vineyard. Enjoy Nordic Walking under the experienced eyes of Julia and Paul who are UK accredited Nordic Walking intructors from The Garden Studios in Bridport. The session starts...

Japanese Evening Oct 21

Japanese Evening

Three course Japanese meal & cinema on Thursday 21st October 2021 - £58pp. Our menu for this evening focuses on seasonal ingredients and the fresh, clean flavours of Japanese cuisine, with...

Mark's Kitchen Table Nov 01

Mark's Kitchen Table

Join Mark Hix in his Charmouth home for an afternoon of great food, flowing wine and plenty of conversation. Pull up a seat at Mark's stunning kitchen island as he talks about local producers, his...

Moroccan Night Nov 04

Moroccan Night

Moroccan Night at Keyneston Mill on Thursday 4th November 2021. £58.00 Per Person. Join us in our relaxed and cosy bistro for a celebration of Moroccan cuisine with the emphasis on fresh...

Live music with Tom Gamble Nov 12

Live music with Tom Gamble

Three course Spanish dinner & live music. We are delighted to welcome Tom Gamble, a seriously accomplished guitarist whose genre-bending repertoire includes Latin American rhythms interspersed...