Following over a year of uncertainty and event cancellations, we’re pleased to tell you the Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair is back this December at Athelhampton House.
Escape the high street this Christmas, soak up the festive vibes, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a winter tipple as you shop with local stallholders, producers, and makers – offering tasty food and drink, handmade gifts and beautiful crafts. With around 48 stalls, there’s plenty to choose from.
Athelhampton House General Manager, Owen Davies, said: “We’re excited to host the Fair again, with Dorset Food & Drink after having to cancel in 2020 because of the pandemic. The Christmas market usually attracts quite a crowd, so we are getting ready for a busy weekend showcasing the best of Dorset. We jointly decided to run a slightly smaller fair this year to continue to keep visitors, staff, and volunteers safe. But it will still have the same festive sparkle, delicious food, and unique shopping opportunities! You can find a full list of stallholders on the events page of the Dorset Food & Drink website.”
DF&D Coordinator, Caz Richards, said: “We’re bringing together a fantastic collective of makers & food producers with the buzz of a traditional market. Stalls include English wines, cheese, spirits, homewares, honey, bakery, beer, keto snacks, fudge, nuts, cider, confectionery, artisan crafts, hampers, preserves, chutney, coffee, traditional toys, olives, fresh meat, hot food, and a festive bar!”
Caz continues, “The icing on the cake is when you shop for gifts at events like this, you get to MEET the amazing people who make, bake, brew, farm, grow, cook, milk, preserve, pickle and serve you with all this festive local loveliness!”
Tickets: £5 per person. Under 12’s free.
Pre-booking optional. Book online at www.athelhampton.com/events But tickets will be available on the door over the weekend.
There will be a FREE park and ride service running hourly from County Hall in Dorchester to Athelhampton.
Join us – Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December at Athelhampton House- Dorchester, DT2 7LG.