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

Eat Dorset @ Abbotsbury Gardens

Date: 31st March 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Abbotsbury Gardens

Easter Saturday – On 31st March 2018 you will find a selection of members at the very first food fair at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens. For £5 will get you in the Food Fair and the sub tropical gardens.

Wine and Jurassic Quiz

Date: 8th April 2018

Time: 18:45

Location: Furleigh State

Wine and Jurassic Quiz

Join us for what promises to be an entertaining evening at Furleigh Estate with special guest Garry Batt from Dukes Auctioneers who will be our Quiz Master for the evening. Questions will be wine & Jurassic themed and the winning team will each receive a bottle of award winning Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvee!

Get Fizzical at Furleigh Estate

Date: 18th April 2018

Time: 10:45

Location: Furleigh Estate

Get Fizzical at Furleigh Estate

Come and blow the cobwebs away at Furleigh Estate who are delighted to welcome NWUK accredited instructors Julia Williams and Paul Duffy from The Garden Studios to the vineyard at Salway Ash on Wednesdays in February, March and April (see dates below) for an introductory session to basic techniques of Nordic Walking.

Melplash Cider Festival

Date: 21st April 2018

Time: 18:00 - 22:30

Location: Melplash Village Hall, Melplash, Dorset, DT6 3UD

Come along and enjoy cider from over 20 producers, local food concessions, and live music from Scrumpy and Western legends, The Skimmity Hitchers.


Tickets cost £6 and are available from:

Dorset Venison & Food Festival

Date: 5th May 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Post Green, Lytchett Minster

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Dorset Food and Venison Festival will take place on Saturday 5th May

Christchurch Food Festival

Start date: 12th May 2018

End date: 13th May 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

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.

Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival

Date: 13th May 2018

Location: Shaftesbury

There’ll be stalls the length of the town, featuring the fabulous Anonymous Travelling Market on Park Walk, as well as producers from The Dorset Farmers Market and Dorset Food and Drink in the High Street.

Spring Tide Festival

Start date: 19th May 2018

End date: 20th May 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock

The Spring Tide Food Festival is an annual celebration of Dorset’s finest local produce held at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock on a weekend in May.

River Cottage Food Fair

Start date: 26th May 2018

End date: 27th May 2018

Time: 10:00-17:00

Location: River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB

Hugh has been getting involved with the plans for the Food Fair next May. He has invited some inspiring speakers, including columnist and author George Monbiot and great chef’s including Michelin starred Tom Kerridge.

Sherborne Castle County Fair

Date: 28th May 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Location: Sherborne Castle

The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day each year, one of the finest settings with its spectacular grounds and lake surrounding Sherborne Castle is transformed into a fun packed Country Fair with attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you to for great day out with your family.

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