8th - 10th May
To give you a flavour of the event, the Festival, which is a not-for-profit organisation, grows each year offering new and exciting experiences.
The Festival evokes a sense of community pride and attracts over 70,000 visitors who experience a culinary adventure.
During the market weekend, the High Street is transformed with stalls brimming with local delicacies. Down on the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay, the experience continues with free-to-view cookery demonstrations, Beer Festival, fabulous cocktails, Kids Kitchen, excellent entertainment and Dorset Food & Drink trademark marquees, as well as dozens of stalls selling delicious food to eat there or take home and create exciting recipes.