Thank You!

Without our sponsors, funders & partners the festival would not be possible. We cannot express our gratitude enough. Thank you all for your support.

We’d also like to say a special thank you to all of our volunteers, literary experts, writers, artists, performers and councillors.

Sturquest Enterprises

SturQuest Enterprises’ responsibilities include looking after several offices in The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. These are rented out to local businesses. The profit from the rental income is used to sponsor small local enterprises and offer grants to community organisations within Sturminster Newton and neighbouring parishes


Porter Dodson

Porter Dodson is a Top 200 UK law firm based across Somerset and Dorset. We are all about delivering great legal advice when and where it is convenient for our clients, whether they be a private individual or a company with an international dimension.

Sturminster Newton Town Council

Sturminster Newton Town Council exists to manage local facilities and services and to represent local people in decisions by the government which affect them.  The Council maintains an office in the town centre to act as both the main point of public access to services provided by the Council and as a “gateway” to as many other government services (central and local) as possible.


The Cheese Festival Fund – Sturminster Newton Rotary Club

For the past 60+ years, the Rotary Club have dedicated their time and skills to serve international and local communities raising vast amounts of money and changing lives with our hugely popular events such as ‘The Cheese Festival‘, ‘The Big Lunch‘ and ‘Santa Stride‘.

Sustainable Sturminster

Sustainable Sturminster is the new Community Benefit Society for the town. It currently runs the Community Chest shop and supports the development of companies in town via Sturbiz, the new Chamber of commerce.