Festival Street Market & Village

12th & 13th May 2018

The Festival Street Market and Festival Village will be back in 2018 on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, as it is always held the first weekend after the Spring Bank Holiday.

The Street Market is in Christchurch High Street and town centre with over 100 stalls, many of them local producers of top quality products, selling a huge range of everything to do with food whether it is ingredients, cookware, food to eat at home or a takeaway to enjoy whilst browsing. There are also breweries, wines and spirits to sample and enjoy.

In Saxon Square, we are welcoming Broil with their BBQ demonstrations and some hands-on training as well so you can get up to speed before those warm summer evenings of BBQing in the garden. Whilst in Druitt Hall and Druitt Gardens, Dorset Made Food will have artisan food producers, craftspeople, as well as entertainment for all the family.

Down on Christchurch Quay (or the Quomps as it is known) is the Festival Village, which will be in its fourth year. The Demonstration Theatre provides the focal point, with a full schedule of chefs, both celebrity and local, demonstrating all sorts of great dishes.

At the Village too is the Kids’ Kitchen where children of all ages can pre-book sessions learning how to cook. Have a look at the Kids’ Kitchen page on this website to see the full details when they are available. There are also loads of stalls with delicious food, an extremely well stocked Beer Festival featuring local beers as well as entertainment and lots more besides.

If you are a business which would like to trade over the weekend with quality products, preferably with a local provenance, then click here and tell us all about yourselves! Closing date for 2018 applications is 22nd December 2017.

What Now?


Our demonstration events are yet to be finalised, please check back closer to May.