Festival Food & Gift Fair – 11th & 12th May

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.

We are open Saturday 11th May 10am-5pm & Sunday 12th May 12noon-5pm

This event, set in the stunning location of the Abbey cloister garden, will include all our popular exhibitors in huge marquee and a street food and refreshments area – the perfect place to sit down for a rest and enjoy a coffee or lunch.  We even have an outside stage with live bands to keep you entertained for the whole day!

We encourage a £1 donation on entry to the exhibitor tent to shop at the amazing stalls.

Why not make a day of it and go to a cookery demonstration or two held in beautiful Dorchester house kitchens just a short walk from the Abbey.  Finish off with a good street food lunch and a bit of foodie shopping – perfect!

Street Food & Drink

Barbarian Grill

American style smoked BBQ

KooKoo Food

Traditional Middle Eastern & Persian Food
Little fizz van at Dorchester Festival

The Little Fizz Van

Mobile prosecco and gin bar
Horsebox coffee at Dorchester Festival

Horsebox Coffee

Coffee and coffee beans

Momo King

Traditional Nepal momos with homemade tomato sauce

Abingdon Distillery

An award-winning range of gins, rum & single malt English whisky.
oxford-crepes at Dorchester Festival

Oxford Crepes

Delicious Crepes served fresh. sweet or savoury

Live Music on the Cloister Stage

We are thrilled to present an exciting programme of local talented musicians performing at the outdoor Cloister stage.  An eclectic mix of bands to accompany the Food & Gift Fair Weekend. 

We bring to the stage sounds including: 


The Rock Choir  –  The UK’s original, award winning, local, contemporary choir. 

 The Bellini Sisters  –  A wonderful vocal trio, 1940’s Style

 Dorchester Folk Group  –  Stephen Eyre is a local talented musician, composer and soundscape artist

 The Kirals –  Thrilling in their reclamation of Folk Rock

 Band of Hope – A fabulous Country Folk Band from Wallingford

 Brassbound – Brilliant Brass, Wind and Percussion group playing originals and covers

10.30am Rock Choir
11.30am The Bellini Sisters
12noon Rock Choir
1pm The Folk Group
2pm The Kirals
3.30pm Band of Hope

12noon Brassbound
1.30pm Rodney Quakes
3pm Jody Prewett


Team Tea

The finest loose-leaf tea, ethically sourced & sustainably packaged,

The Immaculate Collection

Flavoured Chocolate Almonds

Marlow Cheese Company

Award winning artisan cheese


Our Festival Charity brings organic vegetables from their market garden

Great British Mead Company

Traditional British Mead and re-seller of Abbeyhorn drinking vessels

Cocobolo Brownies

Delicious handmade decadent brownies, available to buy online.
MKS Food Distribution at Dorchester Festival

MKS Food Distribution

Olives / Nuts / Turkish delight / Baklavas
roos kitchen at Dorchester Festival

Roos Kitchen

Sweet treats, bespoke celebration cakes and postal boxes for every occasion


Mark Wood Oxfordshire Artist

Original Paintings, greetings cards, prints and commission service . (Local scenes a specialty )

Claire Waters Glass

Unique pieces of fused and leaded glass set into wood

Lucienne de Mauny

Exterior Names / Number Plaques, Commemorative ware. Distinctive special purpose pottery

Littlemore Candle Co

Hand poured, crystal candles, reed diffusers and room sprays.
Andie B Designs at Dorchester Festival

Andie B Design

Decorative items & framed pictures

Fabulously Faux Flowers

Faux flower displays for the home and your business

Gemini Fused Glass

Hand Made Fused Glass Art

Giant Mousie

Wildlife art and quirky townscapes

Handmade by Vici

Knitted toys

Cloaked in Clay

Handmade functional and sculptural ceramics

Mags Pottery

Beautiful hand-crafted functional stoneware for everyone

Margaret's Artwork

Local scenes in watercolour. brightly coloured collages of the Oxford skyline

Milldown Pottery

Handmade ceramics and classes

Mugs Jugs and More

Beautiful hand-made polish pottery, oven to tableware

One Short Plank

Handmade, custom-made, bespoke, commissioned individual pieces of furniture and woodwork

Raph & Rose

Sustainable children's clothing handmade in the UK

River Clay Studio

Beautiful hand crafted pottery for the home

Pegs Wood Creations

One off wooden projects

Shepherds Cottage Pottery

Hand made jugs, bowls dishes and more hand painted with exotic individual designs


Handmade local art inspired by the natural world

Vintage Adornments

Hair Accessories Handcrafted From Genuine Vintage Jewellery

White Horse Soap Company

Naturally Affordable Soaps, Balms & Skincare

Wooden Top Designs

Beautifully hand-crafted wooden products for the home



Hand knitted soft toys, puppets, souvenirs and golf accessories in soft organic cotton.


Natural plant-based skincare
Nicky Blystad Jewellery Dorchester Festival

Nicky Blystad Jewellery

One of a kind pieces and limited editions


Handmade sterling silver necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets

The Infusionist

Handmade beauty products

The Little Greenhouse

Beautiful houseplants, pots and accessories

The Reversible Robin

Quirky, colourful Jewellery from Acrylic and Sterling silver

Pritty Polly

Polymer Clay Earrings Handmade in the Cotswolds

Timber Tots

Handmade Wooden Toys for Imaginative Play & Learning