Food and Drink Festivals in Scotland in 2019
Scotland is renowned for its food and drink. We have more than just haggis, porridge and whisky to offer visitors, but there are festivals for all those delicacies. Here's a selection of events in 2019 where you can enjoy Scottish food and drink. Highland Games are also another great opportunity to savour local produce and of course you will be treated to a wonderful breakfast when staying at any of Scotland's Best B&Bs. Some of our members also offer home cooked evening meals (click on the Search B&Bs tab to find one for you).
Fife Whisky Festival
8 - 10 March 2019, Cupar
Based in the Cupar Corn Exchange, the Fife Whisky Festival brings together over 25 different exhibitors.
Highland Haggis Festival
7 April 2019
This will be the fourth year for this unusual festival in Spean Bridge.
Spirit of Speyside whisky festival
1 - 6 May 2019
Kingdom Of Fife Real Ale, Cider & Perry Festival
2 - 4 May 2019, Glenrothes
Now in its 21st year!
Highland Whisky Festival
10 - 17 May 2019
New for 2019, the Highland Whisky Festival showcases distilleries along the North Coast 500 scenic route.
Spirit of Stirling Whisky Festival
10 - 12 May 2019
Friday night ceilidh, whisky tastings and masterclasses.
Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival
tbc 17 - 18 May 2019
The Whisky Stramash
18 - 19 May 2019, Edinburgh
Entertainment, food and tastings.
World Whisky Day
19 May 2019
Events across the globe
Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair
19 May 2019 near Fochabers in Moray
Events all weekend. Vintage Village, music, local food producers, unique crafts and gifts, gun dogs, terrier racing, falconry displays, rare breeds, Clydesdale horses, and racing pigs.
Eat & Drink Festival
24 - 27 May 2019, Glasgow
Scotland's favourite food festival at the SEC Glasgow.
Islay Festival Of Music And Malt
24 May - 1 June 2019
Enjoy traditional music, ceilidhs, whisky tasting and more.
31 May - 3 June 2019, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Beer, food and music - what more could you ask for!
Crail Food Festival
tbc 9 - 10 June 2019, Fife
A highlight on Scotland’s foodie calendar with local produce, demonstrations, stalls, etc.
Glasgow Real Ale Festival
tbc 20 - 22 June 2019
Organised by CAMRA at The Briggait in the city's Merchant City area.
Edinburgh Whisky Festival
tbc15 June 2019
The Midsummer Beer Happening
20 - 22 June 2019, Stonehaven
Hundreds of craft beers and real ales, plus a cycle sportive event.
Glasgow Festival of Wine
29 June 2019
Hosted by Tom Cannavan, broadcaster and award-winning wine writer.
The Scottish Game Fair
5 - 7 July 2019
Set in the grounds of Scone Palace (Perthshire) with displays, stands, demonstrations. Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
tbc 8 August 2019, Grantown-on-Spey
An agricultural show with livestock (including Highland Cows), food stands, farmers’ market, tractors and much more. A great day out for all the family.
Banchory Beer Festival
tbc 9 - 11 August 2019, Aberdeenshire
Live music, street food and more on the Deeside Rugby Club Pitches.
Perth Craft Beer Festival
16 - 18 August 2019, Perth
Galloway Country Fair
17 - 18 August 2019 at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway
Alba Real Ale Festival
23 - 25 August 2019, Tayside
Family event in Tayside with beers, bands and BBQ food!
Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight
1 - 16 September 2019
Variety of events across Scotland.
Speyside Whisky Distilled
6 - 7 September 2019, Elgin Town Hall
A celebration of Speyside Whisky
Dundee Flower and Food Festival
6 - 8 September 2019, Camperdown Country Park, Dundee
Dundee's big floral and foodie event of the year.
Stranraer Oyster Festival
13 - 15 September 2019
Celebrating this area's coastal heritage, its people and its local produce.
Blair Atholl Music and Scottish Craft Beer Festival
21 September 2019
World Porridge Making Championship
12 October 2019, Carrbridge, Cairngorms
Keen amateur and professional chefs compete for the title of world porridge making champion.
19 October 2019, Speyside
Choose to enter the marathon, half marathon, 10K or relay race. The marathon route follows the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas distillery to Glenfiddich distillery. You can pick up the corresponding miniatures at the end of the race.
Dornoch Whisky Festival
25 - 28 October 2019, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands
Kirkcudbright Food Festival
tbc late October 2019, Dumfries & Galloway
Food and drink from local producers.
Ullapool Beer Festival
tbc 24 - 26 October 2019
This Wester Ross festival is now in its 14th year offering a great celebration of real beers, food and music.
Glasgow Whisky Festival
9 November 2019
Huge event at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow.
Perth Chocolate & Gin Street Fest
tbc November 2019, Perth
Lots of chocolatey events spread around Perth city centre.