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!

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!

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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 Abingdon School Big Band
11am Small Hours Magic
12noon S.E Folk
1pm Women of Note
2pm Claire Jones Trio
3pm Band of Hope

11am Rock Choir
12noon Dooly & The Clothes Pegs
1pm Rock Choir
2pm Brassbound
3pm Guitar Duo – Will Cashel & Ben Bruant

Street Food

Barbarian Grill

American style smoked BBQ

Mitran Persian Food

Kebabs, hallumi, veggie & vegan. Delcious!

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.

Sin Azucar

Organic, handmade chocolate

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.

Terrissimo Bakes

Brownies, tray bakes and other yummy treats

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.