Taste of the South Festival returns to Dorset for a second year this July and is set to showcase the region’s top talent, variety of food and drink, art, culture and artisan products. The two-day festival, which will be held at Chapel Gate, Christchurch, over the weekend of July 21-22, celebrates all things local from across the entire South of England.

Entertainment, live music, tastings and award-winning chef demonstrations, will ensure wide-ranging ‘great day out’ appeal for families, visitors and locals at the start of the summer holidays.

Set to tantalise and inspire, the ingredients are being prepared for an even bigger and better event, building upon 2017’s inaugural success at Poole Park. Over 13,000 visitors attended the event last May and featured 80 + exhibitors.

Potential exhibitors – producers and craftspeople from Cornwall to West Sussex – are encouraged to secure their places as soon as possible.

The festival is organised by Dorset-based ROUTEpr, who are adept at creating interest on a local and national level using an imaginative media mix to connect participants with their audiences.

Jackie Phillipson, Taste of the South organiser and co-founder of ROUTEpr, said: “Taste of the South is a festival for everyone, from start-ups and SMEs to award-winning producers and artisans. It offers excellent opportunities to showcase high quality products, sell and sample wares and engage with other like-minded talented professionals”.

“In the food and artisan areas you will find the best in fresh and finished produce plus independently crafted, beautifully designed gifts and gadgets, often made by hand over several generations. These items are unlikely to be found on the mass market nor in department stores – you will be buying something unique, built to last.”

Richard Blunderfield, Director of Taste of the South, added: “Dorset is ideally placed to connect the entire South for this event. Chapel Gate’s spectacular location is a perfect backdrop for a festival, adjacent to Bournemouth Airport and easily accessible from the A338 as well as Wimborne, Ferndown, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas.”

To secure exhibitor space or to enquire about chef demonstrations please contact info@tastesouth.co.uk or call 01202 896698 for more information.

www.tastesouth.events