Festival Information


Event Location:

Chapel Gate, Christchurch BH23 6BS


Event Timings:

Saturday 21st July: 10am – 8pm

Sunday 22nd July: 10am – 5pm



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Getting Here

All you need to know about getting to the festival during the weekend

Chef Demonstrations

Find out who will be showcasing their talents across the weekend at TOTS
2018 Festival Zones:


Cub Corner

A new feature for 2018, our ‘Cub Corner’ will be jam -packed with activities to keep the young’uns entertained throughout the weekend. Get messy with arts and crafts, face painting, story-telling, puppets and balloon animals in our devoted area, amongst the fun and games that we have prepared! Entry to the festival is FREE for all children under 12.

Zen Den

A new area for 2018 – Eat healthy, feel amazing, and get active at the Zen Den! Find your inner self during TOTS by wandering through our Health and Wellbeing area. This year, you’ll find taster yoga classes on both daysstep-up fitness classes, healthy food & drink stands, vegan and vegetarian speciality stands, environmentally–friendly products, skincare, advice clinics, and talks plus much more.

Food Park

Enjoy a feast at the mouth–watering street food stalls providing a variety of delicious flavours from across the South. Whether its street food, cakes and desserts or spices and marinades, our exhibitors are sure to leave your bellies feeling full.

Chef Demo’s

Here you will find a variety of award-winning chefs and celebrity guest appearances across 3 different cookery areas, cooking up a storm using local produce and ingredients – you might even get to taste some!

The Stage

Kick back and listen to an array of local artists across the weekend on the TOTS stage. From acoustic cover songs for everyone to sing along to, to jazzy burlesque dancers, there will be a selection of emerging talent that will be sure to get your toes twitching.

Artisan Alley

Taste of the South’s Artisan Alley has over 50 bespoke artisan stalls this year, bringing you the South’s best hand-crafted products. With such a unique selection, whether you are looking for jewellery or homeware, you definitely won’t be able to leave empty handed.

The Bar Area

Sample and shop your way through our drinking hub, with an assortment of handcrafted beers and ciders, local spirits, English wines, and trendy Gin’s. Cheers!