THE first Upton House Food & Drink Festival is taking place this weekend, boasting live music throughout.

Held at Upton Country Park near Holes Bay in Poole, the event was originally set for the last weekend of June.

It was, however, rescheduled for Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August.

Organisers say the event will have an "accent on food and drink produced in Dorset" and will accompany some of the county's best home-grown bands and singers.

Festival organiser Serena Wren said: "What better way to celebrate getting our lives back than with some of the tastiest food Dorset has to offer?"

"Add to that the company of good friends, great music and the stunning surroundings of Upton County Park and you have the perfect recipe for making the most of the weekend.”

Planned during lockdown, admission costs £2 for adults, £1 for children and bookings are being taken online, with some sessions sold out.

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