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 and a street food and refreshments area – the perfect place to sit down for a rest and enjoy a coffee or lunch.  With an outside stage with live bands you will be 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 lunch and a bit of foodie shopping – perfect!

We are taking bookings for stalls so please do fill in an application form to take part in this great weekend

Saturday 11th May 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12th May 10am – 5pm
Festival Tent

Official Fair Opening with Nawamin Pinpathomrat

The Fair will be officially opened by Nawamin Pinpathomrat.  Nawamin is a DPhil candidate at University of Oxford who became a 2018 MasterChef UK Finalist, demonstrating his passion for Thai food influenced by his mother and grandmother’s cooking.  He now headlines a variety of cooking shows and live events and we are delighted to welcome him to Dorchester.  Find out more about Nawamin here

Festival BakeOff judged by Christine Wallace

Bring your best cakes to the tent to be judged by Bake Off quarter finalist Christine Wallace.
Christine is an enthusiastic home baker inspired by her Granny.  Becoming a quarterfinalist on BakeOff has launched her into a whole new baking career which she loves.  Christine lives in Didcot and is a patron for Style Acre

Adult category: Family caketicket booking Dorchester Festival
Children (under 16):  4 decorated cup cakes

Sunday 12th May
Entry £2
Festival Tent
Entries by 11.30am
Judging & prizes 2pm

Live Music

Saturday 11th May
11am Oxford Drum Troupe
12pm The Back4
1pm & 2pm Ukulele Ska Collective
3pm The Claire Jones Trio
4pm Women of Note

Sunday 12th May
11am The Accidentals
12pm Silver Band
1pm Emily Bayliss
2pm Didcot Rock Choir
3pm Out of The Blue
4pm Brassbound

Food Stalls
Gift Stalls

Made by Me

Affordable clothing and reversible hats for children in fun prints, made by Debbi Sonko who also offers a bespoke order service