The Christchurch Food Festival is over now for 2017, but we are already planning lots of exciting events and new attractions for 2018 so watch this space!

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.  And down on the picturesque riverside setting of Christchurch Quay, the experience continues with free-to-view cookery demonstrations, beer festival, Kids Kitchen and Dorset Food & Drink trademark marquees, as well as dozens of stalls selling delicious food.

For 2017 we welcomed back our celebrity patrons, Lesley Waters and Dean Edwards and for the first time Alana Spencer, winner of The Apprentice for 2016, joined the Festival as a very successful chocolatier. Many award-winning local chefs too demonstrate delicious dishes in our Demonstration Theatre on the Quay at the Festival Village – all free to view as well!

Throughout the three weeks of the Festival the programme of events is packed with a superb range of visitor offers, events and experiences in Christchurch cafes, pubs and restaurants.  All of which firmly established our Festival as one of the most credible food festivals in the UK.

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