Festival Food & Gift Fair

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.

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!

It’s just £1 entry to get into the exhibitor tent and shop at the amazing stalls.  You can buy your ticket here or at the door on the day

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!

Book a stall at our Fair here

Live Music

The Food & Gift Fair weekend will be accompanied by the sounds of many fabulous bands:

The World’s largest contemporary choir, The Rock Choir will be bringing its upbeat songs, sung in their unique style. If you love to sing, you will love Rock Choir!

The Claire Jones Trio will be delivering some sensational Jazz. Claire is accompanied by Della Thompson (Double Bass) & Terry Hutchins (Guitar).

Ben & Will, a Guitar Duo, will be playing familiar songs in a style fusing flamenco, pop & classical.

Others performing over the weekend include Dolly & the Clothes Pegs, Band of Hope,  Brassbound, Small Hours Magic, Women of Note  & the Abingdon School Band.

10am Rock Choir
11am Small Hours Magic
12noon Rock Choir
1pm The Bellini Sisters
2pm Small Hours Magic
3pm Claire Jones Trio
3.30pm Women of Note
4pm Band of Hope

Street Food

Barbarian Grill

American style smoked BBQ

Mitran Persian Food

Kebabs, hallumi, veggie & vegan. Delcious!
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
igustosi at Dorchester Festival

I Gustosi

Authentic Italian Food freshly cooked
namaste oxford at Dorchester Festival

Namaste Oxford

Asian cooked chicken, vegetarian and rice
oxford-crepes at Dorchester Festival

Oxford Crepes

Delicious Crepes served fresh. sweet or savoury

Food Stalls


The best treats for you to choose delivered direct to your door free of charge.

Jaccs Coffee

Producers of specialty and flavoured coffee beans & freeze dried

Nellie Jeans Chocolates

Luxury handmade artisan chocolates

Sweet Delight

Handmade Fudge and Confectionary 

Mei's Homemade

Handmade Asian gourmet sauces, gluten free, 100% Plant-based

English Spirit Distillery

award-winning spirits and liqueurs beautifully bottled to enjoy at home.

Wiltshire Liqueur

Original Liqueurs from Wiltshire incl Sloe Gin, Damson, Wild Strawberry and a unique Blood Orange

Well preserved

Selling Jams, marmalades, chutneys made in the traditional way


Award-winning organic veg and more, delivered fresh from our farm.

Cocoa and Paper

Handmade chocolates for all occasions. Perfect gift ideas!

Great British Mead Company

Traditional British Mead and re-seller of Abbeyhorn drinking vessels

The Tall Cookie Lady

Homemade Chunky Cookies. Stuffed with lots of chocolate and spreads.

Pilgrims Pantry

Dip & curry mixes, flavoured sea salts & preserve hampers.
fallow-&-fields at Dorchester Festival

Fallow & Fields

Hampers of charcuterie and cheese

Tastes of the Mediterranian

Mezze platters, Turkish delight, palmines, amaretti
Johnny Hot Stuff at Dorchester Festival

Johnny Hot Stuff

Fine, fiery foods from Henley
MKS Food Distribution at Dorchester Festival

MKS Food Distribution

Olives / Nuts / Turkish delight / Baklavas
Moores Champagne at Dorchester Festival

Moores Champagne

Champagne from small family vineyards
Ridgeway Bees at Dorchester Festival

Ridgeway Bees

Honey from Local Bees
roos kitchen at Dorchester Festival

Roos Kitchen

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

Terrissimo Bakes

Brownies, tray bakes and other yummy treats
cherry me at Dorchester Festival

Cherry Me

Dried fruit & vegetables in a healthy delicious snack
whistler's storm at Dorchester Festival

Whistler's Storm

Tea based alcoholic liquers
aurora at Dorchester Festival

Auroso Chocolate

Handmade in Moulsford using single origin RaiseTrade Madagscan Chocolate that is naturally fruity and sweet.

Gift Stalls

Lin O'Donnell Antiques

Quirky, unusual antiques from around the world

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


Sterling silver wire jewelry, gemstone necklaces, earrings, fabric bags and shawls

Lucienne de Mauny

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

The Reversible Robin

Quirky Jewellery made from perspex and Sterling silver. Simple laser cut cards and frames

Craft Jamming

Handmade jewellery and home ornaments that look cool!

Littlemore Candle Co

Hand poured, crystal candles, reed diffusers and room sprays.


Hand decorated mugs and felt food accessories.

Abs-olute blissful moments

Soy wax candles, Wax melts, Natural bath bombs and salts

Little Bear Cake Stands

Hand drilled afternoon tea stands using pre loved crockery.
hogantiques at Dorchester Festival


Home and interior, mixing vintage, modern and antique.
blue-acorn at Dorchester Festival

Blue Acorn Engraved Wood

Solid oak boards, signs, ornaments, decorations, cards and keyrings
Deco Gecko Dorchester Festival

Deco Gecko

Hand- made personalised pictures & decoupage animal kits
flamingo paperie at Dorchester Festival

Flamingo Paperie

Greeting cards and accessories
flooseymoo at Dorchester Festival

Flooseymoo Jewellery

Unique handrafted jewellery
inkyjinks at Dorchester Festival


Illustrations of food and drink
Nicky Blystad Jewellery Dorchester Festival

Nicky Blystad Jewellery

Jewellery with semi-precious stones
Andie B Designs at Dorchester Festival

Andie B Design

Decorative items & framed pictures

Alpacas Collectibles

Interesting and unusual items dating from mid C19th - mid C20th
TK-Designs at Dorchester Festival

TK Designs

Lampwork jewellery
adf ceramics at Dorchester Festival

ADF ceramics

Contemporary unique handmade ceramic dinnerware, created with inspiration from nature