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01305 773233

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01305 837010

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  • Food Festivals in Dorset 2024

    04 / June / 2024

    Summer is the perfect time to be outside and what better place to go than an outdoor food and drink festival? Whilst on your stay with us, why not check out the nearby food festivals offering a range of delicious cuisines?

    Upton House Food & Music Festival

    🗓️Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2024

    📍Upton Country Park near Poole 

    The ticketed event, “the south’s best food, drink & live music festival” has a variety of street food, drinks and live music on. 

    • Loaded fries, crepes, ice cream, fudge, pizza, nachos, bratwurst, duck wraps, burgers
    • Live tribute acts such as The Killers, Oasis & Queen
    • Children’s entertainers

    Tickets start from £6 an adult, £2 a child & £14 a family. Don’t miss out, book now for your trip to Dorset!

    Swanage Fish & Food Festival

    🗓️Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2024

    📍Prince Albert Gardens

    Promising guests a “tantalising journey through all things fishy and delicious”, this free festival is the perfect day out for seafood lovers. Set just a stone’s throw from Swanage pier and coast will be stalls offering a wide range of fish, cockles, mussels, scallops, oysters and more!

    You’ll also be able to catch live cooking demonstrations of classic fish dishes from top local chefs.

    Bridport Food Festival

    🗓️Saturday 15th June 2024 9am-5pm

    📍Askers Meadow

    Taking place alongside the Bridport Beer Festival, this ticketed event is the ideal place to grab a spot of lunch on a day trip to the quintessential town of Bridport.

    The aim of the organisation running the event is  “to promote and support the fantastic food and drink that Bridport and the surrounding areas have to offer.” There will be over 60 local food & drink stands!

    Get your tickets in advance for £3.50 at the Bridport Tourist Information Centre or buy a ticket at the gate on the day for £5. Children 17 and under enter for free.

    Weymouth Food & Family Festival

    🗓️Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2024

    📍Lodmoor Country Park

    This ticketed event hosts a range of food and drink stalls, live cooking demonstrations, live music, dog shows, arts & crafts stands, entertainment, chilli eating competition, crazy golf, a funfair and more.

    With options to buy day or weekend tickets and children 4 and under going free, it makes for a great day out near the sea for a dip afterwards!

    Great Dorset Chilli Festival

    🗓️Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024

    📍Stock Gaylard Estate in Sturminster Newton

    At this unique event, visitors can take part in chilli eating competitions, chilli plant competitions and chilli sauce competitions. Tickets are available from £8.50 for adults, £19.50 for families and children 10 and under can enter for free.

    A variety of cultural food stands will be on offer such as Thai curries, Caribbean curries, Indian curries, samosas, lamb burgers, Greek kebabs, bratwurst, just to name a few!

    There will also be a selection of beers, ales and ciders including a chilli cider!

    An event you’ll be writing home about.

    The Sturminster Cheese Festival

    🗓️Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024 10am-5pm

    📍Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground

    With everything from cheese producers, food producers offering a range of cuisines, crafters and children’s activities, this will be the ideal day out for all cheese lovers! Over 150 food & craft exhibitors will be there to explore so there will be no shortage of cheeses to sample and souvenirs to remember your trip by! Accompanied by live entertainment, music, kids play areas, wine, cider & ale bars, this is not a festival you want to miss!

    Free parking is available next to the site. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event with under 16s entering for free. The organisers of the event recommend that you bring cash with you to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the stalls!

    Book your tickets now to secure your place and enjoy a fabulous day out whilst on holiday at one of Waterside Holiday Group’s award-winning Dorset parks.


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    01305 833103

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    01305 773233

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    01305 837010


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