Christchurch Food Festival – Award Winning

Christchurch is a popular town about 20-minute drive from Bournemouth.

Every year, and for the last 20 years it has held the famous Christchurch Food Festival. Thousands of people come from all over the UK to attend Christchurch Food Festival and it has won many awards. Supporting the best local food producers, makers, street food traders and small food businesses in Christchurch, the New Forest, Dorset, Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

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The weather in June is the perfect temperature to take a stroll around the food stalls sampling tasters or to sit in the sun at the beautiful Christchurch Quay with a glass of locally produced Wine, Champagne, Cider, Gin or Beer eating your picnic of stall food.

Meet and chat with top national, celebrity, and local chefs. There is an entertainment stage, lives stock and a sheep show. There will also be a world-class pop-up restaurant.

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When is Christchurch food festival 2023?

In 2023 the Christchurch Food Festival will be held over a four-day bank holiday weekend. Dates have been confirmed as 2nd – 5th of June 2023.

Where is Christchurch Food Festival?

Christchurch food festival is held in the town centre of Christchurch, Dorset, and spreads out onto Christchurch Quay. Due to Covid, it was moved to Christchurch Quay only. This may be subject to change.

What time does Christchurch Food Festival Start?

Opening times: 10 am and Closing is 8 pm. Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

After 8 pm the pubs, restaurants and bars are still open and there is a firework display on the last night.

How many people go to Christchurch Food Festival?

On average there are 75,000 people going to the Christchurch food festival each year! And it just keeps growing.

Are there Vegan and Vegetarian stalls at Christchurch Food Festival?

In the latest years, there has been a vegan and vegetarian market completely dedicated to vegetarian and vegan food and drink.

Every year there is an increasing number of vegan and vegetarian traders.

Where do I buy Christchurch Food Festival tickets?

There are no tickets needed to enter Christchurch Food Festival, there may be tickets needed for other events on the day. For the pop-up restaurant you will need to book your table and there is a nominal booking charge which is then refunded off of your bill on the day.

How much is it to attend Christchurch Food Festival?

The festival is completely free to attend.

The Christchurch Food Festival Pop Up Restaurant

Each year a Pop-up restaurant is featured at the Christchurch Food Festival. Two of the best culinary wizards in Christchurch work together to create amazing dishes for food festival attendees to enjoy. The event includes restaurant service with tables for up to 8 people.

Christchurch Food Festival traders

There are so many activities on each day and every festival is attended by numerous celebrity chefs.

By going to the Christchurch food festival you not only get to discover new foods and new food producers but you also get to experience the whole festival vibe of the event. The town is full of happy, smiling people, lots of wine and beer to be had with wine tasting on some stalls, live music wherever you go, all in all, a really great day out.

Take a look at this video on a previous Christchurch Food Festival.

For more information on the Christchurch Food Festival you can visit their website.

To learn more about Christchurch town go to our Christchurch Dorset page.