Events & Trade Shows

  • Great Dorset Chilli Festival

    To be held with the kind permission of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park, a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; spicy street food; local ice creams to cool the mouth; local beers to slake the thirst.

    Sat, 05/08/2017 to Sun, 06/08/2017
  • Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show

    The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the south, held at the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset.This traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.

    Wed, 16/08/2017
  • Food Rocks - Lyme Regis

    Mark Hix’s Food Rocks returns for its 5th year! Expect all things food and drink from Dorset and surrounding areas. The festival not only raises money to support local charities, but also aims to give something back to the local community. Food Rocks is a fun-filled weekend bursting with live, interactive cookery demonstrations from top chefs, talks and tastings from local producers, and a wide range of seasonal food and drink exhibitors to purchase from. There will also be kid’s activities so there is something to suit everyone!

    Sat, 19/08/2017 to Sun, 20/08/2017
  • Speciality & Fine Food Fair

    Speciality & Fine Food Fair is an experience for all the senses, giving you the chance to see, taste, smell, touch and hear the delights of the fine food industry.

    Sun, 03/09/2017 to Tue, 05/09/2017
  • Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

    The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, North West of Blandford Forum on the A357, will showcase over 60 food producers including 17 top cheese makers from across Dorset and the South West, and plenty of live cookery demonstrations by local chefs on The Mousetrap food demonstration theatre.

    Sat, 09/09/2017 to Sun, 10/09/2017
  • Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show

    This is a must see annual event.  Over 350 trade stands provide a non-stop shopping experience showcasing international as well as local fine food, cheese, crafts and other British produce. The Show also offers village green entertainment, a countryside pursuits area, a livestock village and much more.

    Sat, 09/09/2017
  • National Wedding Show - Olympia, London

    With inspiration, help and advice from over 250 wedding specialists, thousands of dresses from all the leading designers and a show-stopping Wedding Catwalk, The National Wedding Show is the ultimate day out for planning the perfect wedding!

    The show has a unique selection of top wedding specialists and suppliers, enabling you to source the products you need for your special day, all under one roof.

    Fri, 22/09/2017 to Sun, 24/09/2017
  • National Wedding Show - NEC, Birmingham

    Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UK’s Biggest Wedding Show! With over 300 wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers! The Birmingham Wedding Show is the ultimate wedding shopping experience! With all this and so much more to offer the show is a great day out for the whole bridal party!

    Fri, 29/09/2017 to Sun, 01/10/2017
  • Wells Food Festival

    Come and celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce. Last year’s one-day event had 150 stalls and attracted over 12,000 visitors. This year the festival will again use the Market Square and Recreation Ground areas with the two locations being linked by stalls along the Moat.

    Sun, 08/10/2017
  • Dummer Michaelmas Fayre

    The Dummer Fair has been held around Michaelmas for over 20 years and 2016 saw one of the busiest fairs to date.  With 95 stalls and over 1,000 visitors, the Fair remains one of the most successful in Hampshire, and the proceeds were used to help the young people at Treloar School and College.

    Wed, 11/10/2017 to Thu, 12/10/2017