Testimonials

“As Thoroughly Wild Meat Co we have traded at Christchurch Food Festival for more years than I care to remember. It’s always had a lovely atmosphere and good food and drink but I think the 2021 festival hit a whole new level. A really amazing food trader line up, huge drink selection and lots and lots to see and, to cap it all, a lovely location. What more can you ask for?!”
Lavinia Hastie, Thoroughly Wild Meat Co.

“Christchurch Food Festival was our first and best show of 2021. We met lots of existing and new customers. We’ll run and friendly. We will definitely be there in 2022”.
Tracy Thew, New Forest Shortbread

“We had a fantastic weekend on the south coast at the Christchurch Food Festival, the event had a great buzz, a wonderful family friendly atmosphere and was well run. We were very busy but myself and all the staff had such a fun weekend. Philip and his team were great to work with and I’m looking forward to 2022 already.”
David Nye, Crispy Duck Rotisserie

“I would just like to send a quick message to all the team that made the 2021 Food Festival such a roaring success against all the odds. The new layout worked perfectly for us and the feedback from all our customers was amazing.  After the previous 18 months we have all endured it was great to get back out and to be part of the new and improved Festival. Please pass our thanks to your team and all the volunteers that made it such an amazing weekend. Bring on 2022.”
Colin Flitter, Hop On Inn

“Having attended the Christchurch Food Festival for many years, we were impressed by how the event has developed and grown under the new stewardship. With a nice balance of interesting market stalls, and a wide variety of food-to-go offerings. Purbeck Ice Cream would highly recommend the festival, and we look forward to working with them again next year.”
Simon Fox, Purbeck ice Cream

“I have attended the festival twice now and can safely say it’s one of our highlight events of the year. There is a great vibe and energy from all the stallholders and customers and it’s in such a beautiful part of Christchurch. It’s an event not to be missed!”
Tom Waugh, Riverford Organic

“Combining the very best in local food and drink, the Christchurch Food Festival is a brilliant showcase for artisan producers. We look forward to it every year”
James Smart, The Real Cure

“We have been very fortunate to work with Real Food Festival and Christchurch Food Festival in 2021, this being our first year at the festival we weren’t sure what to expect with all the challenges that 2021 had brought to events and festivals. To our delight is was extremely well organised and well attended. We found new customers who are still ordering Biltong from us regularly. We look forward to returning in 2022.”
Clive Peterson, Biltong Boss

“Thanks for the 2021 Christchurch Food Festival, great location on the Quay, with excellent organisation and great choice of food and entertainment – especially the sheep show which was a huge draw, I look forward to being back again next year.”
Jason Dean, Bratwurst UK

‘The Christchurch Food Festival shows the best that the local area has to give. It’s a staple event in the local event calendar, and is a great place to support and try what the local industry has to offer.’
Dan Coulter, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee


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