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


Leigh Food Fair

Date: 20th July 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, DT9 6HL

Leigh Food Fair

Leigh’s annual FOOD FAIR & VINTAGE/CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY returns for it’s 14th year with a wonderful selection of stall holders selling a wide array of excellent local produce.

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.

Dorset Vegan Festival

Date: 31st August 2019

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Location: The Lighthouse, Poole

Dorset Vegan Festival

80 fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day.

Food Rocks Festival

Start date: 7th September 2019

End date: 8th September 2019

Time: Across the weekend

Location: Marine Parade and Cart Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3JF

Food Rocks Festival

The festival started as a vision of Mark Hix with the aim of promoting the produce of his hometown of Lyme Regis and the surrounding areas, by presenting some of the best food, producers and suppliers that Dorset and the South West has to offer. The festival brings together top chefs, exhibitors, locals and those who are visiting Lyme Regis. The main stage will showcase a diverse mix of interactive cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings across the weekend.

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

Start date: 14th September 2019

End date: 15th September 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Throughout Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

The Festival has been running in some form for more than 20 years and consists of a multitude of cheese, food and drink producers, Street food vans, demonstrations as well as arts & crafts and entertainment.

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!