Food Festivals 2019

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival - Sunday 5th May

Beside Knob Throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid. and other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference. The Frome Valley Food Fest will run along side the Knob Throwing. There will be a the opportunity to sample, taste and purchase a fine range of foods including breads, cheeses, ciders, meats game & poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings in addition to chocolate, coffee and wine supplied by well respected local businesses.

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Christchurch Food Festival - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May

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, fabulous cocktails, Kids Kitchen, excellent entertainment and Dorset Food & Drink trademark marquees, as well as dozens of stalls selling delicious food to eat there or take home and create exciting recipes. We will be in our usual spot in the Alley Market opposite M&S serving delicous veggie and vegan streetfood

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Wimborne Folk Festival - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June

Music, dance and family fun at this annual, event which gets bigger and better each year. You will find us in the Square serving delicious veggie and vegan streetfood.

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Shake & Stir Vintage Festival - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30 July

The Original Shake & Stir festival has been revving up fans of vintage and retro music, vehicles, dancing, fashion and lifestyle living for over seven years. From its beginning at the bandstand on Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne, it has grown year-on-year to become one of the biggest vintage music festivals in the UK! Barbara's Kitchen will be in the Fishermans Walk area offering tasty veggie and vegan streetfood

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Canford School Summer Fair - Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August

On the 17th and 18th of August this year we will once again be taking over the Fantastic School buildings and grounds to bring you the best Craft, Garden and Gourmet food produce our amazing region has to offer. Come and join us for a day of fun for the whole family and sample the best that Wessex has to offer. Barbara's Kitchen will be there serving vegetarian and vegan streetfood, with some goodies to go This is a fabulous venue, so please come and visit

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The Melplash Show - Thursday 22nd August

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. Our 2019 show will be held on Thursday 22nd August and there really will be something for everyone at our show. The show is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture. There are over 400 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors… and plenty in between! Find us in the food marquee for vegetarian and vegan streetfood and some delicious food to go

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Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15 September

For the cheese lover, this festival is a must! Hundreds of food producers in a lovely setting. We will be serving our vegetarian and vegan streetfood with some goodies to go. Always a popular event, get your tickets now.

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