Food & Drink Festivals

Our selection of food and drink festivals throughout Scotland. Not comprehensive but a taster, Pardon the pun

Henderson's 50/50 Food Festival

Fifty days of food festivities in celebration of the vegetarian restaurant's anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Edinburgh's underground bistro Henderson's opening it's doors there will be 50 days of food festivities including speed dining, barbecues, exhibitions, tastings, masterclasses and fancy dress parties.

Whisky Live

Appealing to both the enthusiast and the novice alike, Whisky Live is the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year.

St Abbs Market

Local produce, crafts and gift market with local artwork, gifts and food.


EatBute is a celebration of fresh, seasonal and locally produced food from Bute and the surrounding areas of Argyll as well as showing the importance of eating good food.

Food and Fire Festival

This festival is part of the Highland Perthshire Wild Connections Festival and involves visitors discovering the many methods of fire-making without matches, the best tinder, and wild cooking with fungi.

BITE - The Cotswolds Food Festival

The Cotsworld food festival features a range of breakfasts, brunches, lunches, teas & dinners; pop-up restaurants and  cocktails among many others.


Fine Food Fayre

Fine Food fayre a popular food fest in St Andrews offers a range of food stalls, eclectic cooking demonstrations by  Michelin star and local chefs, award-winning entertainment, a luxury raffle and lot more.

Great Grampian Beer Festival

The 28th Great Grampian beer festival will feature over 100 real ales including some great championship beers of the country

Orkney Fine Wine Festival

Orkney Fine Wine Festival features a boutique collection of tastings and wine events including some of the premium wines from around the world.

Taste Of Grampian

Explore the taste of Grampian in this one-day food and drink festival, which offers a great day out for the family with lots to see and do including face painting, food sampling and wine tasting.

FyneFest, Cairndow

Beer is the star at Fyne Ales brewery with over 100 different beers from the UK’s best breweries available over the weekend, accompanied by an equally tempting music programme and food from a range of local producers. This year's attractions include musical events by Bombskare and Shooglenifty.

Hopetoun town and country fair

The Hopetoun town and country fair will have the best of sporting action, food and drink options, BBQ, fun and entertainment and more to make it an event for the whole family. All the sporting action you can expect over the weekend.

Taste of Edinburgh

Summer travelers can enjoy one of the best food festivals all year at the Taste of Edinburgh, held from July 4-5 2014

Tarbert Seafood Festival

The annual Tarbert Seafood Festival will be held on the weekend of 5th and 6th July 2014 featuring the customary attractions like family entertainment, cookery demonstrations and outdoor market along with a selection of live music and more.

Scottish Real Ale Festival

Scottish Real Ale Festival is famous for its impressive line up of over 150 Scottish real ales makes it the largest collection of native brews in the world.

Glasgow Merchant City Festival

This festival is a great chance to sample some fine food and drink. Last year saw international markets taking to the streets of the Merchant City with a number of restaurants in the area running special menus and deals.

Turriff Show

Turriff Show is not just the largest annual event to be held in Aberdeenshire but is also the largest two-day Show in the whole of Scotland. It is a great opportunity to sample fresh goods and check out the best local producers.

Foodies at the Festival

Foodies at the Festival is one of the main food events during the Edinburgh festival season, serving up popular food and drink master classes. Cooking and baking classes,cookery demonstrations by top Scottish chefs.

hot food stalls and cuisine from around the world will draw the food lovers from all over the country.

Flavour Fortnight

More than 100 foodie events, activities and experiences taking place across Dumfries & Galloway.

Arbroath Seafest

Arbroath Seafest is an annual festival of the sea held along Arbroath’s seafront and centring around the town’s traditional harbour and new marina. The 18th annual Arbroath Seafest will attract Foodies who will have a lot to choose from including the famous world-famous Arbroath Smokies as well as the traditional haddock.

East Renfrewshire Food Festival

East Renfrewshire sees a celebration of Scottish food and drink involving cooking demonstrations by well known chefs from across the region, promotions of local produce and much more throughout the week.

The Trossachs Beer Festival

Join us for our annual Scottish Real Ale festival at the Scottish Real Ale shop and The Lade Inn.  Sample a selection of wonderful Scottish real ales, Ciders and live music at the weekends. 

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

A high quality artistic programme that brings Scottish and international musicians together in the unique location of Islay. The festival features a taste of Islay, so watch out for hand-dived scallops, crabs, chocolates, homebaking and of course, Lagavulin

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for everyone, including a range of children's activities, horse riding, archery and survival skills to tire the kids out.

Chilli Festival

Scotland's First Ever Chilli Festival Comes To Scone Palace. A celebration of all things chilli - food, drink, and lots more.

City of Elgin Food and Drink Festival

The City of Elgin Food and Drink Festival will host a large Food and Drink Street Market which will be located throughout the city centre, as well as a dedicated craft and gift market.

Glasgow Beer Week

Now  into the third week, Glasgow Beer Week is celebrated in different venues throughout Glasgow. What more needs to be said!

Torridon Real Ale Festival

Torridon takes it ales seriously. Showcasing over 20 ales with tasting notes on each, a vote for Ale of the Festival, and some out of the ordinary flavours, seven handpumps work at any one time to keep the ale flowing.