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Saturday 9th November 2024- Dorset Food & Drink Winter Fair

Saturday 9th November 2024- Dorset Food & Drink Winter Fair
Saturday 9th November 2024- Dorset Food & Drink Winter Fair

Tickets are valid on

09 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 15:00

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 7LG, UK

About The Event

The Dorset Food & Drink Winter Fair is back at Athelhampton House for 2024!

Join us for this popular annual festive foodie event with over 45 amazing producers selling distinctively Dorset & seasonal produce set in our lovely grounds.

Tickets: £5 per person, when purchased in advance only (£7.50 on the Day, prices increase at midnight). Under 12’s free. 

Some tickets will be available on the gate over the weekend, but this is not guaranteed.

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.

Join us on:

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th 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!

We ask that visitors pre-book their tickets online to guarantee speedy entry and to enjoy 1/3rd off the on the day price, this will also allow all  stall holders to bring enough stock. 

What to expect Shopping small is BIG for local businesses, where you can discover unique gifts. So whether it’s local cheese, funky craft ales, seasonal treats, chocolate, wine, or something made by 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, farm, fish, sew, grow, craft, and create lovely things.

Festive tipples include wine, cider, beer, spirits, cocktails, ginger-based cordials, and liqueurs. Hot food, 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.

The main part of the Christmas Fair is held inside a festive marquee, and whilst we're brimming with seasonal cheer and excitement, we understand that mobility can be a concern. The marquee layout may pose some challenges for mobility scooters and wheelchairs - its a carpeted surface covering the grass. But we're here to lend a helping hand where we can. Rest assured, we are committed to making this event as inclusive as possible, with accessible routes and assistance, to ensure everyone can enjoy attending.

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!

Athelhampton House Café will be selling snacks and hot drinks. The House will be closed for full viewing during this event, but you will still be able to go inside to enjoy the Great Chamber.

However, some of the Garden will be open, so you’ll be able to explore and enjoy the late autumn and early winter colours.

Last admissions 2.30pm.

It'll be great to see you!


  • Adult / Teen Early Bird

    Sale ends: 08 Nov, 23:59

    Enjoy 1/3rd off today. By pre booking your ticket, you are helping the stallholders know how much stock to bring. All discounts end at midnight on the 8th November

  • Adult / Teen

    on the day ticket

    Goes on sale: 09 Nov, 00:00
  • Children under 12

    Sale ends: 09 Nov, 14:30

    Must be accompanied with a paying Adult




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