Dorset Food Fortnight

Once again the much loved Dorset Food Week returns to celebrate the great tastes of Dorset! by this time it's a fortnight.

The autumnal festivities will be kicked off by the Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival on the 22nd October and will continue through to 6th November 2016.

Running throughout Dorset Food fortnight will be the Weymouth Feast and the ever-popular Screen Bites food film festival.

There will be a variety of activities and events available across the county - tours, demonstrations, taster days and family-friendly activities. Our members and many other local food and drink businesses will be inviting you all to learn about what makes their business unique to Dorset. You will have the opportunity to discover where our local food and drink is produced as well as how to incorporate it into your life (which is easier and cheaper than you might think!).

Keep an eye out for updates on Facebook  or twitteron which we post information regularly. 

Dorset Food Fortnight 2016 Events:

(22ndOctober - 6th November)

Saturday 22nd October Wimborne Food & Drink Festival

 Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival
Now in it's 3rd year we aim to be bigger and better

Saturday 22nd October 10am - 16.30 Cheese and Chutney Taster Day National Trust

Enjoy a savoury treat of hand-crafted produce sourced from the South West served in the gardens of the Villano Café. Produce available for purchase. Booking Not Necessary:

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Saturday 22nd October 11.00-13.00 Sarah Ali's Curry Workshop for Children

Friday 21st Oct from 6pm - 11pm -  Sunday 23rd Oct 10 pm - Festival of Dorset Beer @ Cellar 59

A festival of Dorset Beers showcased in cask, keg and bottle
Adults only (over 18s - photo id may be required)
Cellar 59, 57-58 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT6 3QF Open 11am until 11pm
No need to book
Free entry, some offers may apply to some beers
Contact Telephone No : 01297 445086
Web Address:

Saturday 22nd - Saturday 29th October Tasting at Dikes of Stalbridge

Throughout Dorset Food Forthnight Dike & Son have invited many Dorset food and drink producers into their fabulous shop in Stalbridge. The following list is the dates, times and name of producer letting you taste ( and hopefully buy) some the amazing products that this county has to offer.

Saturday 22nd October - Sunday 6th November Free Cider Tastings

Free cider tasting and juice straight off the press – in our taster room at the Dorset Nectar Cider Farm. When - 11am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the period.  It is in the middle of our harvest/ pressing season, so there will be freshly squeezed cider apple juice to taste – straight off the press, as well as for sale.  Booking ahead of time would be appreciated.
Dorset Nectar
Strong Orchard,
Pineapple lane,
Dorset DT6 5HZ.
Tel: 01308 488382

16th - 29th October 2016 Screenbites

A Screen Bites evening starts with a mini farmers market with severarl producers offering tastings and selling their wares. Then there is a short film or talk, followed by an interval for Purbeck Ice Cream, and then the main film.

3rd - 30th October Weymouth Feast

An eight week celebration of local independent eateries featuring exclusive menus and special offers

Wednesday 26 October to Saturday 29 October - A VINEYARD VISIT WITH WINE TASTING

Portesham Vineyard  - 12 to 4pm .
Only groups of 6 or more need to book . Cost  £ 6  per person, a tasting [min. 50ml ] of any 3 wines, this includes our award winning sparkling wine .
All wines available for purchase
Not suitable for children .
Portesham Vineyard,Winters Lane,Waddon, Weymouth
Tel , 01305 871444
Wines available , 2 REDS , 1 WHITE , 1 ROSE , 1 SPARKLING
Prices from £6 to £ 25 per bottle.

Thursday 27th October Film and Supper Night
18:30–22:00 Worth Matravers Tea & Supper Room, Worth Matravers, BH19 3LQ
Please check for tickets

Thursday27th October Dorset Cocktail Night

Venner Bar, Bridport. 7pm Call 01308 422878 Booking Essential

Sunday 30th October 2016 Pumpkin Carving

Washingpool Farm Shop is hosting a number of exciting, tasty (and spooky) events for Dorset Food Week...

Thursday 3rd November Furleigh wine, cheese and chocolate evening

 (7pm - 9pm) in the vineyard's tasting room as part of the food and drink fortnight.

Saturday 5th November Bonfire night campfire cooking

Foreadventure 1pm-4pm Booking Essential




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