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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Dedicated To Dolly: Dolly Parton Tribute Feb 24

Dedicated To Dolly: Dolly Parton Tribute

Dedicated to Dolly: A Tribute To Dolly Parton comes to Bournemouth Pier! On Saturday 24th February 2024, We welcome Dolly Parton! Maddie Cole brings you a joyous celebration of the Queen of Country....

Charlton Down Charity Ball Mar 01

Charlton Down Charity Ball

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising at the Charlton Down Charity Ball! Get ready to dance the night away at the Charlton Down Village Hall, located at Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, Dorchester,...

Cookery Class and Lunch Mar 01

Cookery Class and Lunch

Cookery classes and lunches with a professional chef in Motcombe, Shaftesbury. Food inspired by Mediterranean cuisines from southern Europe to the Middle East & North Africa. Vegetable-focused...

Charity Dinner and Dance Mar 09

Charity Dinner and Dance

Join us in the Sealy Suite of the Crown Hotel in Blandford Forum for the Mayor's Charity Diner & Dance. Raising money for local charities in Blandford Forum. The ticket price includes a 2...

Mothers Day Set Menu at The Globe Mar 09

Mothers Day Set Menu at The Globe

Say it with a special 3-course Set Menu for just £19.99, specially curated by our talented chefs with Mum in mind. From classic starters to hearty mains, and not forgetting the show-stopping...

A Rocking Mothers Day at Nothe Fort Mar 10

A Rocking Mothers Day at Nothe Fort

Join us for a heartwarming Mother's Day celebration at Nothe Fort. With a delicious Mother's Day lunch and Cream Teas at the Fort View Café, and a fantastic musical performance from the...

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Cruise Mar 10

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Cruise

Show your mum just how much you care this Mother's Day with a special afternoon tea cruise, whilst sailing around Poole Harbour. Enjoy the sights of Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula and more,...

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