Feast mode activated!
Ho ho hold on to your bobble hats…the Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair is back at Athelhampton House for 2022!
We’re making our lists and checking them twice to make sure we’ve got all the ingredients for a cracking line up of Dorset food, drink, artists, and makers, to bring you a weekend of festive shopping and gift inspirations.
Come rain or shine, we’ll be pleased to welcome you. Plenty of parking and most of the stalls are under cover in the event marquee or in the house.
Join us on:
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November from 10am – 3pm at Athelhampton House as we bring you a superb mix of local producers and makers.
Follow the AA road signs, and you’ll be sure to find us at this beautiful Dorset Tudor Manor House. It’s a photographer’s dream, so don’t forget your camera!
Book via the Athelhampton website.
Take advantage of early bird tickets! Pre book online – £5 per person. (£7.50 on the gate). Under 12’s FREE.
This way it gives us a better idea of how many people are coming, so our lovely stallholders have enough goodies for you. Some tickets will be available on the gate over the weekend, but this is not guaranteed.
What to expect
Shopping small is BIG for local communities, where you can discover unique gifts, so whether it’s local cheese, funky craft ales, seasonal treats, chocolate, wine, or something made by our talented artisans – there are plenty of stocking fillers, so you can shop small or large depending on your budget. Plus, it’s a great way to support your local producers and makers – many with multi award winning products! Keep it local, and get to know the people who make, bake, brew, cook, sew, grow, craft, and create lovely things.
Festive tipples including wine from Furleigh Estate and Bride Valley Vineyard, cider, beer, spirits, cocktails, ginger-based cordials, and liqueurs. Hot food; including veggie and vegan offerings. Cheese, game, locally reared fresh meat, chocolate, coffee beans, tableware, honey, handmade soaps, preserves, chutney. Spicy sauces, pies, biscuits, mince pies, artisan jewellery, glass art, local photography, art cards, paintings, charcuterie, cakes, Christmas puds, chef knife sets, artisan bread, traditional Dorset bakes, oils and spices, and our festive coffee bars. Most stall holders accept card payments, but Wi-Fi can sometimes be a bit slow, and we don’t want you to miss a purchase, so cash is always welcomed!
To get you in the Christmas mood we’ve got the fab ‘Doctor Jazz’ entertaining us on Saturday, and Pease Pottage Tudor Music duo, who will be playing in the house. Sunday sees a welcome return by the brilliant Barbara Gasior & Aaron Carter!
It would be smashing to see you!
Meet our festive marketeers:
Abbot Street Forge
Alison Tutcher Milliner
Black Cow Vodka
The Book And Bucket Cheese Company
Bride Valley Vineyard
Chris Frost Photography
Deelicious Chilli Jam – Sat only
Dorset Farm Foods
Dorset Nectar Cider
The Dorset Game Larder
From Dorset With Love
Hive Beach Cafe
Gloriette Gin – Sat only
Jenny Penney Creative Sculptured Landscapes of Dorset
Jurassic Coast Farm Shop
Lizzie Baking Bird
Lucy’s Farm – artist
Litter Free Dorset – Sat only
Maycottage Goats Milk Soaps
Mercato Italiano ltd