Regular Markets and Fairs 

Name of Event Date Venue
Dorchester Street Farmer’s Market 4th Saturday of the Month, 9am – 4pm South Street, Dorchester
Purbeck Products 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10am – 1pm Swanage
Blandford Farmer’s Market 2nd Friday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Blandford Forum
Sherborne Farmer’s Market 3rd Friday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Cheap Street, Sherborne
Wareham Home Producer’s Market Every Thursday, 8:30am – 11am United Reform Church, Church Street, Wareham
Pundbury Farmer’s Market 1st Saturday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Queen Mother’s Square, Poundbury
Bridport Farmer’s Market 2nd Saturday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport
Wareham Farmer’s Market 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Town Hall, Wareham
Shaftesbury Farmer’s Market 1st Saturday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Town Hall, Shaftesbury
Wimborne Farmer’s Market 3rd Saturday of the Month, 9am – 1pm Market Square, Wimborne
Wool Country Market Every Thursday, 10am – 11:30am D’uberville Hall, Wool

Festivals and Events

Whisky Tasting

Date: 28th April 2017

Time: 19:00

Location: Dorset Wine, Poundbury

Following mounting demand for a whisky tasting we’ve finally got one in the diary! We’ll be joined for the evening by Springbank Distillery of Campbeltown to taste our way through their fantastically diverse range of Single Malts.

Please call us on 01305 266734 to register your interest. More details to follow.

Dorset Venison & Food Festival

Date: 29th April 2017

Location: Post Green, Lytchett Minster

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Dorset Food and Venison Festival will take place on Saturday 29 April 2017

Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival

Date: 30th April 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Kingston Maurward College DT2 8PY

Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, along with Dorset Tea and Dorset Food & Drink partnership all assist us in supporting the unique Dorset event.

Gin Festival

Start date: 5th May 2017

End date: 7th May 2017

Location: Pavillion Ballroom, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

We’re back in Bournemouth and we couldn’t ask for a more stunning venue for the UK’s original, biggest and best Gin Festival than the Ballroom at the Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre.

Christchurch Food Festival

Start date: 6th May 2017

End date: 7th May 2017

Location: Christchurch

The Christchurch Food Festival is a fast-growing business-led event. It has developed into a huge and popular attraction drawing thousands of people to our colourful and vibrant town centre and picturesque riverside setting. This culinary relationship with our environment is visualized through the use of bespoke illustrations in our Festival’s marketing.

Spring Wine Fair

Date: 12th May 2017

We’re tweaking the format of our ever popular Spring Wine Fair this year so be sure to save the date for a tasting that is not to be missed.
(More details to follow)

Belgian Chocolate Truffle Making Class

Date: 14th May 2017

Time: 11:30

Sunday 14th May – 11.30am at the The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel Booking necessary.
Our Chief Chocolate Officer and Group CEO, Gerry Wilton is going to run a chocolate truffle making class on the 14th May!
On arrival there will be chocolate samples for tasting followed by an Inspirational and informative speech about the wonderful world of chocolate!!!
Guests will then be invited to make your own Belgian Chocolate truffles under the instruction and expertise of Gerry.
Tickets only £33.00 per person or £50.00 per person to include entry to the “All you can enjoy” Chocolate Buffet at 1pm – 01202 405010 for bookings

Shaftesbury Food Festival

Date: 14th May 2017

Location: Shaftesbury Town Hall

Festival visitors were delighted by the wonderful array of cakes at the Wonky Cake Company stall, in addition to the many other tempting food stalls. Chefs demonstrated their culinary delights in the cookery theatre

Taste of the South

Start date: 19th May 2017

End date: 21st May 2017

Location: Poole Park

This May 2017 a brand new festival will be coming to the Dorset area in association with Poole Maritime Festival, a week long event from 15th-21st May. Poole Maritime Festival is being held in association with the European Maritime Day, a two day conference coming to the UK for the first time EVER.

European Maritime Festival & Boat Show

Start date: 18th May 2017

End date: 21st May 2017

Location: Poole Quay

An exciting week of events that includes the prestigious European Maritime Day. With activity aimed at local businesses plus a spectacular line up of family focused maritime events and entertainment – it’s a week not to be missed!

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