Chairman and event co-ordinator Mary Reader said: "Our small team of volunteers have worked extremely hard to bring an even larger event to the village.
"As a long-time resident of Highcliffe I have seen many changes in the village and, like many retail centres, it has seen a decline and a change in trading patterns." She said the area now has a lot of new business people and development in the area and added: "Our butcher, baker, deli and new cafes are leading the changes, together with our new lifestyle shop and music studio." Stalls booked to attend are diverse and include the New Forest Scotch Egg Company, The Giggly Pig, Granny Olive's Kitchen and Bratwurst UK.
The 2016 festival was a finalist in the Dorset Food and Farming Awards Best Food Event despite bad weather.
Now the team behind the event are hoping for sunshine to make it even more popular for 2017.
I have been helping classrooms one at a time FLIP challenging behaviors...works!!!
He’s only one, but already Stellan has so many toys that my other half has suggested we have a clear out and get rid of some.
Yet despite this plethora of teddies that talk, Duplo Lego and even a drum (OK, not my most sensible purchase) Stellan is often to be found cross-legged on the kitchen floor playing with a magnet and a teaspoon.
The singer was rushed to hospital with a serious toothache and is 'enraged' with producers for letting him suffer for three and a half days without medical care, according to TMZ.
In a Face Time video, the 35-year-old said he blacked out on the way to the hospital but now feels ready to return to the house - and has threatened to sue the show amid claims he isn't being allowed back.