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.
The pitches are now all allocated and there is no room left for this year. If you are interested in trading in 2019 and you have artisan products with a local provenance, then please contact us via email in October 2018. Once you have applied you will then be notified as to whether you have been successful, but we are always very over-subscribed with applications.
Sunday 13th May
See Demonstration Schedule