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

Official Fair Opening  with Nawanmin Pinpathorat
The Fair will be officially opened by Nawanmin Pinpathomrat.  Nawanmin 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 Nawanmin 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 cake
Children (under 16):  4 decorated cup cakes

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

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

Rock Choir