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

Taste of the South

Start date: 21st July 2018

End date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (19:00 on Saturday)

Location: Chapel Gate Christchurch

Local produce, artisans, entertainment and family fun!

Welcome to Taste of the South 2018, a festival in it’s second year that will take place on 21st and 22nd July with a brand new destination – Chapel Gate Christchurch, set in the spectacular and secluded surroundings, which makes an ideal back drop for a festival.

The festival location is adjacent to Bournemouth Airport and is easily accessible from the A338 as well as Wimborne, Ferndown, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

Leigh Food Fair

Date: 21st July 2018

Leigh’s annual FOOD FAIR & VINTAGE/CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY returns for it’s 13th year with a wonderful selection of stall holders selling a wide array of excellent local produce

Dorset Food & Arts Festival

Date: 4th August 2018

Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Location: Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury

We celebrate local food & drink and artistic creativity in Dorset.

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

Date: 15th August 2018

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Location: Motcombe Turnpike Showground

We have over 520 trade stand exhibitors there is an enormous choice from the cradle to the grave, from schools & further education to fitness and medical advice, home improvement to cars, trucks & 4×4’s, handicrafts & gifts to food glorious food to eat in or take home, plus of course over 100 stands of tractors, machinery and farming suppliers.

Melplash Agricultural Show

Date: 15th August 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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

Dorchester Cider Festival 2018

Date: 18th August 2018

Time: 15:00 - 22:30

Location: The Borough Gardens, Dorchester

Dorchester Cider Festival 2018

The third annual Dorchester Cider Festival returns to Borough Gardens on Saturday 18th August at 15:00.

A FREE family friendly celebration of the regions finest cider producers, special guests, great food and live music throughout the day.

Meet and be served by our guest cider makers and sample over 75 of their award winning tipples, from delicate elderflower infusions to leg wobbling scrumpy and everything in-between, all in the towns relaxed Victorian park atmosphere.

River Cottage Festival

Start date: 25th August 2018

End date: 26th August 2018

Time: 10:00 - 23:00

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

We’re delighted to confirm our Festival will return next August Bank Holiday. Hugh will be on stage and generally hanging out to soak up the special festival vibes. We can’t wait.

Dorset County Show

Start date: 1st September 2018

End date: 2nd September 2018

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: 8th September 2018

End date: 9th September 2018

Location: Sturminster Newton

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

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 Pommery 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.

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