60,000 attended the Dorset Seafood Festival

Posted on Tuesday 11th July 2017

The Dorset Seafood Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend with an estimate of 60,000 visitors.

There was some tasty seafood from hundreds of stalls in the harbour and with the sunshine it was the biggest festival yet. The two day event bought in celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations and talks from industry insiders. Sarah Ali Chouhury talked about her spicy cookery tips and longtime supporter Duncan Lucas and food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine also attended with their exhibitions.

Fishing enthusiast and BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman made an appearance to sign books.

As the 10th anniversary the HMS Severn was added to the list of attractions, an offshore navy patrol vessels which moored in the harbour and welcomed guests on board.

Thank you to all who attended and for all the donations as we were able to raise £2781.