Food and Gift Fair – Saturday 6th (10am-5pm) & Sunday 7th May (11am-5pm)

Whether you’re looking for locally sourced food, a special gift or unique craft decorations for your home, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes a perfect day out for all the family.

The Masquerade Bash – Friday 28th April 7pm

The Masquerade Bash is great way to kick off Festival week in the Cloister Garden Marquee. This is the party of the year!

Games Cafe @ The Festival Arms – Sunday 30th April 7.30pm

Come and enjoy the trendy games cafe experience for free and get all competitive with our classic pub games challenge!

Schools @ Dorfest Events

Film Night – Thursday 4th May 7.30pm

Enjoy these two classic films, voted for by Festival goers, on the newly installed big screen in the Abbey.   Classic interval refreshments available.

Comedy Night – Friday 5th May 7.30pm

Always one of the most popular events of the Festival! Don’t miss this great night out fronted by the amazing Gary Delaney.