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26th - 27th June 2020 


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Check in here for more news about DorsetFest acts, stalls and anything else we can think of that you may find of use. Please feel free to contact us if there's anything you'd like us to include.

By DorsetFest, Jun 2 2017 04:00AM

Following the success at DorsetFest 17 we're pleased to confirm we'll have the Pimm's tent up and running again at DorsetFest 17.

As a bit of fun ahead of the day, why not remind yourself of some of the great adverts that Pimm's have created over the years by visiting their YouTube Channel?

Pimm's website and the Pimm's tent at DorsetFest 2016
Pimm's website and the Pimm's tent at DorsetFest 2016

By DorsetFest, May 12 2017 04:00AM

Deborah Clarke always knew she wanted a career in art. During school work experience at a ceramic studio pouring moulds and fettling, which inspired her joy of ceramics and led to a BA (hons) in Ceramics at Bath Uni. Since completing her degree, Deborah has exhibited across the county and the country.

Deborah firmly believes that there is always a need to have fun with clay - in the design, the creation, the firing or in the way the finished pieces look. She’s taken this passion to develop pop up clay workshops for any age group, from toddler groups to residential care homes. She can tailor make workshops to any themes or ability.

At DorsetFest 17 Deborah’s pop up workshop is focused on air drying clay so you can take away what you make at the festival. She brings lots of tools and textures for you to use. All you need to bring is your imagination. Whether it’s mermaids or Jurassic monsters, rock stars or divas, animal or vegetable, Deborah is on hand to help you make your vision a reality and create a truly unique piece for yourself (or maybe as a sneaky present for Granny or Grandpa).

A selection of examples in various stages of development
A selection of examples in various stages of development

If you’re interested in arranging your own workshop and you can’t wait for DorsetFest, then why not contact Deborah direct on

By DorsetFest, Apr 22 2017 04:00AM

"Baking was just a hobby at home, I would make bread for the family; then they and friends encouraged me to try and make a living from it." said Chris Wakely in a recent Blackmore Vale article

After going a couple of courses at Panary at Cann Mills to learn more about fermentation and technique, Chris started supplying local shops from his kitchen at home, but needed more space, resulting in a move to Holwell Farm, Cranborne.

The core of the business and priorities is on real and wholesome breads, fermented for much longer than conventional bread to give a much tastier, healthier and more enjoyable product.

"Sourdough is my top seller and has been from day one," said Chris.

"People are seeking out proper craft bread now it's well known that anything fermented for longer is better for the stomach.

"Harmful glutens are broken down or reduced until they are virtually harmless. Even when dry, these breads make excellent toast, breadcrumbs, croutons etc."

Chris will be serving his award winning artisan bread with locally produced Chalke Valley cheese (Taste of Dorset Awards Best Dairy Producer 2015) at DorsetFest 17 as a healthy and delicious ploughmans option, or to take home and enjoy at your leisure.

If you can't wait, Orchard Bay Bakery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am -1pm and Friday nights for pizza 5.30pm-7.30pm. Find it on the B3078 Alderholt/Fordingbridge road. Turn in at the beer barrels and follow the bakery signs to the farm. The postcode is BH21 5QP.

Read more about Chris and the Orchard Bay Bakery on the Blackmore Vale Magazine here


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By DorsetFest, Apr 16 2017 05:00AM

We’re delighted to welcome back a fantastic Dorset party band with a fiddle twist – Howling at the Moon. They'll be playing a selection of your favourite party songs, alongside a few jigs and reels to get you up and dancing.

Howling Duo - Playing a Jig - Live at The Crown Inn (Bridport)

Howling Duo - Galway Girl - Live at The Crown Inn (Bridport)

If you're interested in finding out more or book them for an event of your own, why not contact them via their Facebook Page

By DorsetFest, Apr 3 2017 05:00AM

One of our favourite stalls has to be The Ansty Herd Hog Roast. Their succulent pork and crispy crackling are a hard combination to beat!

The Ansty Herd are doing their bit to keep rare breeds alive, in their case the Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs. Their primary focus is on welfare. The pigs are all free range and love nothing more than a crunchy apple and scratch behind the ears. As they say, you’re welcome to visit them and see for yourself!

To keep the breed going they run the hog roast business for private parties and events. Alongside this they also raise these pedigree pigs to sell as registered breeding stock and weaners for people to raise the pigs for themselves. They also sell pork with the best crackling ever, delicious homemade sausages and scrumptious home cured bacon. If you’re looking to source a larger amount, they also sell half and whole pigs, which we can butcher for your requirements.

On top of the delicious hog roast on the Saturday, The Ansty Herd will be doing bacon and egg rolls on the Sunday morning for campers and helpers.

If you want to find out more, or book the team for yourself, why not visit them on their Facebook Page or Twitter


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