Food Events & Festivals 2018
Each year, we always get very excited about the Food Festival season - the perfect day out where you can taste lots of produce, buy from your favourite local producers and enjoy cookery demonstrations from top chefs in Dorset. We've been extra-excited this year as the Festival season has started early and there are lots of newcomers popping up throughout the year.
Events for 2018
*NEW FOR 2018* Eat Dorset @ Abbotsbury Gardens - Saturday 31st March
We are pleased to share that we have a new event taking place this year! Eat Dorset @ Abbotsbury Gardens will kick off our foodie season, with lots of local, seasonal produce on offer from our Dorset Food & Drink members. Save the date and join us for an event not to be missed!
VenFest - Saturday 5th May
Dorset Knob Throwing & Food Festival- Sunday 6th May - POSTPONED
Christchurch Food Festival- Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May
Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival - Sunday 13th May
Springtide, The Jurassic Food Festival - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May
Sherborne Country Fair - Monday 28th May (Bank Holiday)
Highcliffe Food Festival- Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June
Swanage Fish Festival - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June
Bridport Food Festival (Main Event)- Saturday 16th June (Main event)
Kingston Maurward Open Day- Sunday 24th June
Dorset Seafood Festival - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July
Leigh Food Fair - Saturday 21st July
Dorset Food & Arts Festival- Saturday 4th August
Dorset County Show - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September
Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival- Saturday 13th October
Our Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair at Athelhampton House will be back again this year! Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November.