Food Rocks was founded by Mark Hix in 2012 to celebrate the fantastic produce that the South West has to offer while raising funds for the Fishermen's Mission and RNLI. The festival has grown annually and has continued to raise thousands of pounds for the charities over the years.

Each year the two-day food extravaganza, curated by Mark himself, brings together the best of Dorset food and drink, celebrated chefs and local producers from the surrounding regions.

Both days will see a jam-packed programme of chef demonstrations, food and drink to take home, supper clubs and a raffle of amazing prizes from all the producers and chefs. The event is free to attend and suitable for all the family.

To kick off the Food Rocks festival weekend, Mark Hix will be joined by Mitch Tonks to host a special meat feast showcasing Glenarm Estate beef on Friday 7th September.

Saturday night sees the annual crab and mackerel feast return due to popular demand. Join us in the main tent above Marine Parade for a 5 course feast with a Salcombe gin cocktail on arrival.

As always it's a rustic affair with long feasting tables and recyclable plates and cutlery. Buy your drinks on the night, choosing from HIX beers, Lyme Bay Wines and Castlewood British sparkling wine.

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