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

 

Abbotsbury Food Fair

Date: 20th April 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm.

Location: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Nr Weymouth, DT3 4LA

Abbotsbury Food Fair

Come and celebrate Easter with us at the First Dorset Food Fair of the Year. Discover over 25 stands showcasing distinctively Dorset’s produce while exploring the stunning Spring colour of the Subtropical Gardens. Alongside the food stalls there will be cooking demonstrations, including a demo from Russell Brown, Nick Holt and a fun crab cracking demo

Dorset VenFest

Date: 4th May 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Post Green Road, Lychett Minster, BH16 6AP

Dorset VenFest

The Dorset Venison and Food Festival has been evolving since 2011 and now contains lots of tasty local produce, street food sellers, children’s activities and a food demo kitchen.

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

Date: 5th May 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Kingston Maurward College DT2 8PY

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

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: 11th May 2019

End date: 12th May 2019

Time: All day.

Location: Throughout Christchurch

Christchurch Food Festival

Starting in Christchurch’s High Street, the town is transformed with stalls brimming with local delicacies. Down onto the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay, the experience continues with free-to-view cookery demonstrations, Beer Festival, fabulous cocktails, Kids Kitchen, excellent entertainment and Dorset Food & Drink trademark marquees, as well as dozens of stalls selling delicious food to eat there or take home and create exciting recipes.

Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival

Date: 12th May 2019

Time: Throughout the day

Location: Throughout Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival

Come and join us on Sunday 12th May 2019 for a celebration of the best in local food and drink. 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. Live cooking demonstrations will be taking place outside the Shaftesbury Town Hall at the ‘Chef’s on Stage’ demonstration Kitchen… and of course, the utterly bonkers Cheese Racesup the iconic Gold Hill! Swans Yard will be hosting Live Music as well as showcasing some of the best in local art and crafts and make sure to pop along to the Shaftesbury Abbey Gardens for dancing with our very own Steps in Time.

Spring Tide Food Festival

Start date: 18th May 2019

End date: 19th May 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock

Spring Tide Food Festival

With over 60 stall holders serving up a mouth-watering array of locally made artisan bread, preserves, tea, coffee, beer, cider, wine, cheese, chocolate, cakes, charcuterie, fish and meat. You can also browse and buy a selection of products from local craftsmen and artists, while live music and family entertainment add to the laid back festival festival.

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.

River Cottage Food Festival

Start date: 25th May 2019

End date: 26th May 2019

Time: Throughtout the weekend.

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

River Cottage Food Festival

Join some of the country’s leading chefs, cooks, food pioneers and cookery writers along with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the River Cottage Food Fair. The Fair also includes food stands, masterclasses, workshops, displays and lots of activities for the kids too.

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.

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