Regular Markets and Fairs 

 

Name of Event Date Venue
Wool Country Market Every Thursday, 10am – 11:30am D’uberville Hall, Wool
Dorchester Street Farmer’s Market 4th Saturday of the Month, 9am – 4pm South Street, Dorchester
Westbourne Farmer’s Market 1st Saturday of the Month, 10am – 1pm Landseer Road, Westbourne
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
Poundbury 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
Bridport Vegan Market 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10am – 2:30pm Bridport Town Hall

 

Festivals and Events

 

Mudeford Seafood Festival

Start date: 25th May 2019

End date: 27th May 2019

Time: Sat & Sun - 11am - 8pm, Mon - 11am - 6pm.

Location: Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 3NT

Mudeford Seafood Festival

A celebration of Mudefords’ rich cultural heritage, its local produce and its historic links to the Solent, Christchurch Bay, Harbour and Quay – with live music, plenty of fresh, local food stands and some top local chefs in the demo kitchens.

Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival

Start date: 1st June 2019

End date: 2nd June 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm & 10am - 4pm

Location: Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5EG

Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival

The Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival is a fab weekend full of street traders, entertainment, large craft marquee, the Sheep Show, fun activities for children and a Food Demo tent full of top, local chefs and headlined by TV’s Rosemary Shrager.

Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival

Start date: 8th June 2019

End date: 9th June 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Next to the Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6AD

Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival

The amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is back in Christchurch for 2019! The event in 2019 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. The Cheese & Chilli Festival provides fun activities for all ages, with FREE cooking demonstrations, Taste Tents, a Beer Festival, Street Theatre, Live Music, Free Crazy Golf, Free Human Sized Table Football, Children’s Entertainments including Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Treasure Hunts.

Swanage Fish Festival

Start date: 8th June 2019

End date: 9th June 2019

Time: Throughout the weekend.

Location: At various locations throughout Swanage

Swanage Fish Festival

Swanage celebrates all things ‘fishy’ with a festival that features food, fishing and fun

Bridport Food Festival

Start date: 9th June 2019

End date: 15th June 2019

Time: Across the week.

Location: At various locations across Bridport

Bridport Food Festival

A week long foodie event in Bridport celebrating all the fabulous food and drink producers across the region.

Dorset Street Food Festival

Start date: 12th July 2019

End date: 14th July 2019

Time: 12pm - 10pm

Location: roofed area above SWIM bar, Lyme Regis

Dorset Street Food Festival

July will see Street Food Warehouse return for a second year to Lyme Regis for a glorious weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks. Choose from an outstanding range of different and flavoursome food that will be on offer, from gooey mac’n’cheese to mouthwatering Morrocan, and from sensational seafood to crunchy, doughy churros. Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of mouth-watering food from all over the world alongside an ice-cold pint of craft beer or a fresh zesty Mojito, courtesy of the Pop Up Bar Hire Company. Catering for all with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian vendors, there is truly something for everyone.

Dorset Seafood Festival

Start date: 13th July 2019

End date: 14th July 2019

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Location: Weymouth Harbour

Dorset Seafood Festival

The Dorset Seafood Festival is a charitable event celebrating Dorset’s inseparable links with the sea and its fishing communities and takes place around Weymouth’s historic Old Harbour.

Dorset Food & Arts Festival

Date: 3rd August 2019

Time: All day

Location: Queen Mother Square, Poundbury

Dorset Food & Arts Festival

Dorset Food and Arts Festival 2019 is back again to champion the best of Dorset and this year promises to showcase a bumper crop of produce and culinary talent. The seventh annual Festival, held as always on the Saturday closest to the late Queen Mother’s birthday, follows the successful pattern of previous years. There will be more than 50 local food and drink stalls, including the regular Poundbury Dorset Farmers’ Market stallholders, music by local singers and groups all day and demonstrations by food experts and chefs.

The Great Dorset Chilli Festival

Start date: 3rd August 2019

End date: 4th August 2019

Time: Throughout the weekend

Location: St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, BH21 5ND

The Great Dorset Chilli Festival

The 9th festival will be held on the first weekend of August 2019 and we’ll have another great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held at the home of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park, we’re lining up a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; spicy street food; local ice creams to cool the mouth; local beers to slake the thirst. We have some of the most dedicated independent sauce manufacturers and retailers attending and some of the country’s best specialist chilli growers to showcase their plants and seeds to thousands of visitors at will surely be 2019’s hottest event in Dorset.

Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival

Start date: 10th August 2019

End date: 11th August 2019

Time: All day.

Location: The Meadows, Julian Bridge, Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival

A fab food festival, taking over the centre of Wimborne Minster and including lots of tasty food producers from across Dorset, as well as lots of different activities, traders and food demos.

If you would like to add your event to our list then just drop us an email with details and we will gladly add it! info@dorsetfoodiefamily.co.uk