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Food and Drink Festivals

Food and Drink Festivals in Scotland in 2022

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.

Highland Games and agricultural shows are also great opportunities to savour local produce. Please check with event organisers if you are intending to travel specifically for an event.

MARCH

Fife Whisky Festival
4 - 6 March 2022, Cupar
Based in the Cupar Corn Exchange, the Fife Whisky Festival brings together over 30 different exhibitors.

APRIL

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival
2 - 3 April 2022, Loch Lomond

Big Big Gin Festival
23 - 24 April 2022, Edinburgh

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
27 April - 2 May 2022, Elgin
A celebration of Speyside's many whisky distilleries.

MAY

Perth Beer Festival
6 - 7 May 2022, Perth
Comedy night, Perth Beer Festival, Rugby sevens and Gin Bar

Highland Whisky Festival
tbc May 2022
The Highland Whisky Festival which showcases distilleries along the North Coast 500 scenic route hopes to return in 2022.

Scottish Vegan Festival
8 May 2022, Edinburgh
Charity event with stalls, talks, food and drink.

World Whisky Day
15 May 2022
Events across the globe

Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair
15 May 2022 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.

Fife Show
21 May 2022, Kinloss House near Cupar
A great day out for all the family with events including pedigree cattle, sheep, poultry, wild fowl, heavy horse breeds, show jumping, game fair. Demonstrations of falconry, ferret racing, gun dogs and angling. Pet show, countryside tent with fun activities. Cookery theatre with demonstrations. Food and Drink marquee by Fife's speciality producers.

Eat & Drink Festival
26 - 29 May 2022, Glasgow Scotland's favourite food festival at the SEC Glasgow.

Islay Festival Of Music And Malt
27 May - 4 June 2022
Enjoy traditional music, ceilidhs, whisky tasting and more.

Blackford Highland Games
28 May 2022
Near Gleneagles and Auchterarder in Perthshire

Drymen Agricultural Show
28 May 2022, Drymen, Loch Lomond

JUNE

Fyne Fest
3 - 5 June 2022, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Beer, food and music - what more could you ask for!

Aberdeen Vegan Festival
4 June 2022

Taste of Grampian
4 June 2022, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Food and drink family-friendly festival in the north east of Scotland with the emphasis on local produce. Special guests James Martin, and The Hairy Bikers.

Angus Show
tbc 4 June 2022 at Brechin.
Annual agricultural show with live stock, fun fair, trade stands, craft marquee, horse and hound, tractor pulling, dancing displays, pipe bands and lots more.

Crail Food Festival
tbc 4 - 5 June 2022, Fife
A highlight on Scotland’s foodie calendar with local produce, demonstrations, stalls, etc.

Drambusters Whisky Festival
11 June 2022, Dumfries
Stalls, whisky tastings and a Master Class at Easterbrook Hall.

Glasgow Real Ale Festival
tbc 16 - 18 June 2022
Organised by CAMRA at The Briggait in the city's Merchant City area.

Royal Highland Show
23 - 26 June 2022 at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Annual agricultural show with arena attractions, Scottish food exhibition, pedigree livestock, flower show, show jumping, craft fair and much more.

Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink
11 - 12 June 2022, South Ayrshire

JULY

The Scottish Game Fair
1 - 3 July 2022
Set in the grounds of Scone Palace (Perthshire) with displays, stands, demonstrations. Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Doune and Dunblane Show
tbc 2 July 2022
Annual agricultural show in Perthshire

Kirriemuir Agricultural Show
tbc 16 July 2022, Kirriemuir, Angus

Kirkcudbright Country Fair
tbc mid July 2022, Dumfries & Galloway
Spectacular programme of events with guest performers and display teams at one of the region's major annual events.

Edinburgh Food Festival
tbc late July 2022, George Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Stranraer Show
tbc 27 July 2022
Annual agricultural show.

Sutherland County Show
tbc late July 2022, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

Border Union Show
tbc late July 2022, Kelso
Annual agricultural show and equestrian event in the Scottish Borders

Nairn Show
30 July 2022
Livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food stalls and amusements is held at Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn, near Nairn.

Turriff Show
31 July - 1 August 2022, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
This large agricultural show in the north east of Scotland is a great day out for the whole family including one of the largest vintage and classic vehicle displays in Scotland, as well as the pageant, dog show, Pony carriage driving, showjumping, cattle show, sheep show, pipe band, Highland dancing, and much more.

AUGUST

Black Isle Show
4 August 2022 near Muir of Ord, just north of Inverness.
This is the largest agricultural show in the North of Scotland. It attracts over 2,000 cattle, horse and sheep entries, more than 300 trade stands and over 25,000 visitors to the show each year. There is plenty to see and do, craft fair, food fair, 'On the Farm' exhibition for the kids, agricultural stands, vintage rally and sheep shearing.

Foodies Festival
5 - 7 August 2022, Edinburgh
The UK’s biggest food festival returns to Edinburgh's Inverleith Park.

Dumfries & Lockerbie Show
6 August 2022
Annual agricultural show.

Perth Show
5 - 6 August 2022
A great day out in Perth for all the family including the Grand Parade of Livestock, local artisan crafts, Perthshire on a Plate with celebrity and local chefs, entertainment, trade stalls and much more.

Skye Agricultural Show
6 August 2022, Portree

Galloway Country Fair
20 - 21 August 2022 at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Lochaber Agricultural Show & Family Fun Day
tbc 20 August 2022, Inverlochy Castle Farm, near Fort William

Alba Real Ale Festival
tbc late August 2022, Tayside
Family event in Tayside with beers, bands and BBQ food.

Moffat Show
27 August 2022
Annual agricultural show in Dumfries and Galloway.

SEPTEMBER

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight
1 - 16 September 2022
Variety of events across Scotland.

Spirit of Speyside Distilled Food & Drink
2 - 3 September 2022, Elgin
A celebration of Speyside food and drink. Venue to be confirmed.

Great Perthshire Food & Drink Festival
September 2022

Dundee Flower and Food Festival
tbc early September 2022, Camperdown Country Park, Dundee
Dundee's big floral and foodie event of the year.

Dalmally Agricultural Show
4 September 2022
Annual agricultural show in Argyll.

Stranraer Oyster Festival
mid September 2022
Celebrating this area's coastal heritage, its people and its local produce.

Great British Food Festival
11 - 12 September 2022
Huge event at Dalkeith country park near Edinburgh with Artisan Market, street food and bars, chef demos, live music, crafts and gifts, etc. Free car parking.

OCTOBER

World Porridge Making Championship
8 October 2022, Carrbridge, Cairngorms
Keen amateur and professional chefs compete for the title of world porridge making champion.

The Dramathon
15 October 2022, 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.

Edinburgh Cocktail Week
7 - 16 October 2022
With a dedicated Cocktail Village at Festival Square in Edinburgh.

Kirkcudbright Food Festival
tbc October 2022, Dumfries & Galloway
Food and drink from local producers.

Dornoch Whisky Festival
28 - 30 October 2022, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

NOVEMBER

Stirling Gin Festival
tbc November 2022, Stirling

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