Food & Crafts Markets
A Socially distanced day out in the Countryside
Whether you are after cider, cake, ice cream, homeware or even soap – Turnpike Showground is here to help you.
Join us at Turnpike Showground this Summer at one of our Food & Craft Markets and enjoy fantastic local products in the great outdoors – Food & Drink, Artisan Crafts, local businesses, picnic area & hot foods to consume onsite or take home.
Following the success of our 2020 Food & Crafts Market, the next will be held on:
Saturday 22 May 2021
The only charge is Car Parking which is £3 in advance or £5 on the day, advance Car Parking will go on sale shortly. To assist us in the maintenance of the Showground and Covid-19 precautions we have to charge this small amount.
Are you a local Food, Drink or Craft Producer? Maybe just a local business seeking the opportunity to meet customers? Please contact complete an application form and return to the Event Office. Please note, the Food & Crafts Markets are an entirely separate event to the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show.
Meet the 2020 Market Traders below:
Food & Drink
Taste of the Wild – Hot pulled venison haunch also venison bbq packs to take home.
Avalon Distillery Company LTD – Handcrafted viper gin, gin products and gift sets including glasses.
Real Cure, The – Selection of cured meats from Shaftesbury.
Purbeck Ice Cream – Award winning real dairy ice creams(v) and real fruit sorbets (vegan), made on our farm in Dorset with love. Gluten, nut and egg free.
Fruit Bodhi Organics – Oyster Mushrooms – fresh, dried, seasoning and grow kits.
Hazy Herb Co, The – Wide variety of herbs & plants in 1 litre, biodegradable pots.
Gritchie Brewing Co – A selection of our draught & bottled beer.
Glastonbury Cheese – Artisan West Country Cheese.
Dorset Coffee / Festival Coffee Co – Speciality coffees, roasted by ourselves. Expresso, latte’s, tea, cappuccinos, ice coffees, smoothies.
Proper by SCT – Proper pork crackling keto & allergen free.
Bridge Farm Cider– Traditional cider and perry, also single variety apple juice.
Ye Olde Sausage Roll Company – Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten free & meat flavours.
Dark Desire Brownies – The chewiest chocolate fudge brownies.
Flapjackery – Luxury hand made gluten free flapjacks.
Godminster – Award winning vintage organic cheddar including oak smoked and black truffle.
Ali’s Homemade Produce – Homemade sweet and savoury vegetarian bakes, quiches, scones and cakes.
Arctic Cow – Fresh hand rolled artisan ice cream rolls.
Blandford & Sturminster Newton Beekeepers Association – Local Honey and other beehive related products.
Chalice Mead LTD – Delicious golden mead.
Quantock Steamers – Traditional steamed meat suet, puddings & steamed sponge puddings.
Chucklehead Cider – Traditional Devon Farm Cider.
Shelleys Jams & Pickles – Handmade jams, chutneys & pickles.
Fussels Fine Foods LTD – Somerset Award Winning Rapeseed Oil, Dressings, Sauce, Mayonnaises, Flavoured Oils.
Bread Drink Lad, The – Awarded Artisanal Fermented Soft Drink.
Else Event Catering – Local Free Range Hog Roast with apple sauce & stuffing + vegetarian option.
Garlic Farm, The – All things garlic!
Nick’s Fruit & Veg – From farm gate to dinner plate.
Gluten Free Gourmet – Multi Award Winning 100% Gluten & Wheat Free Pastries.
Princess Paella – Chicken & Chorizo Paella.
Catley Chilled Foods, The – Finest Pies, Cheese, Meats and Treats.
Stourfield Hampshire Down Lamb – Hampshire Down Lamb, Sausages & Burgers.
Sharan James Stained Glass – Decorative stained glass made with modern, vintage and antique glass.
Grenville Allen Fine Artist – Paintings and prints: cats, hedgehogs, chickens, floral, landscapes, poppies, cottages.
Turnpike Showground & Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show want to give back to the community and those businesses that have lost out due to COVID-19, for that reason we welcome local stands for as little as £20.
We are now accepting enquiries for the August Market. To apply please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be hot foods to take home or alternatively enjoy on the Showground. Turnpike Showground is large enough to find a nice spot away from the Market to sit and relax.
Following feedback after the July Market we will be increasing the number of onsite hot food options.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat after browsing the stands. Turnpike Showground is large enough to find a spot away from the Market. Please do take all rubbish home with you or use the onsite bins provided.
We ask if you bring a dog that they are kept on a short lead, and kept under control and away from all Food stands.
The Showground will take all precautions advised at the time of the Market. This includes providing Hand Sanitiser stations in numerous areas of the Market along with spraying markings on the grass to advise on social distancing. Trade Stands will also take the required precautions to keep Market visitor’s safe, the Showground will provide Traders with hand washing stations along with routinely cleaned toilets. The Showground is of significant size to allow viable space between stands and visitors making social distancing easier compared to inside venues.
While the Showground cannot be held responsible we will do our very best to keep visitors safe. You attend the Market at your own risk.
Yes, you can ride your bike to the Showground and lock it to fencing onsite. There is no charge for bikes.
The majority of Traders will accept card. However, we advise you bring some cash just encase.
Due to being on the Showground we cannot always guarantee perfect mobile signals for the card machines to work.
If very bad weather is forecasted it maybe that the organisers decide to cancel, if that is the case we will inform car parking pass holders via e-mail by 8am on the morning of the Market.
If the Market is cancelled all passes will be refunded.