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.

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

Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival

Date: 6th May 2018

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.

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.

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.

Highcliffe Revival Food Festival

Start date: 2nd June 2018

End date: 3rd June 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Highcliffe town centre.

Highcliffe Revival Food Festival is back and bigger and better than ever! Despite the rain last year, the team are buoyed up and are extending the festival over the whole weekend for the first time. The food festival has already attracted some well-known chefs.

There will be a huge range of stalls offering a range of artisan foods and popular take away food stalls. Hoburne will be setting up a new children’s entertainment area and plans are already well afoot for a ‘Cookery hub’ which will take place in the Methodist Church Hall and feature the cookery theatre and popular “Kids Kitchen”.

Swanage Fish Festival

Start date: 9th June 2018

End date: 10th June 2018

Location: Swanage

Swanage Fish Festival celebrating all things ‘fishy’ – food, fishing and fun.

Bridport Food Festival

Date: 16th June 2018

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Location: Bridport

BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL is run by the Bridport Local Food Group, a committee of dedicated volunteers with the aim of supporting producers and promoting local food.

Your food event not listed, then drop me an email with details and I will add it John@dorsetfoodiefamily.co.uk