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

Melplash Agricultural Show

Date: 24th August 2017

Location: The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset

Dorset County Show

Start date: 2nd September 2017

End date: 3rd September 2017

Location: Dorchester Showground DT2 7SD

The Show formed in 1840, the year that Thomas Hardy was born, Cunard Ships launched a transatlantic Shipping Line, the Penny Black Stamp was issued and a group of local farmers advertised the 1st Annual Exhibition on 6th August 1840; forming The Dorchester Agricultural Society.

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

Start date: 9th September 2017

End date: 10th September 2017

Location: Sturminster Newton

Cheese – you can’t ask for anymore than that!!

Wimborne Minster Food Festival

Date: 21st October 2017

Location: Wimborne

Food Events 4 U, run by Jenny Brown, is part of a small company based in Wimborne that specialises in event management. We have been involved in organising a number of events and street entertainment together with networking events and conferences on behalf of both corporate and medium sized businesses.

Screen Bites

Start date: 21st October 2017

End date: 29th October 2017

Location: Across Dorset

Screen Bites Food Film Festival began 12 years ago, as part of Dorset Food Week. Our aim was to show food-themed films and documentaries from around the world and to promote awareness of the diversity and quality of food in Dorset and the surrounding counties.

Poole Vegan Fair

Date: 12th November 2017

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Location: Lighthouse Theatre

​Poole’s very first vegan fair arrives at the Lighthouse on Sunday 12 November for a celebration of all things plant-based and cruelty free.

​Come and shop from over 70 exhibitors showcasing a huge range of vegan products including cakes, candles, pampering body products, stocking fillers, artisan chocolate, raw treats, hot food, clothing, cosmetics, unique jewellery and much more! We’ll also have a full programme of speakers and cookery demonstrations to inspire you. No matter whether you’re vegan or omnivore, everyone is welcome.

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