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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

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland  
7 May 2022, Glasgow  
Tasting masterclasses and presentations, food & drink vendors, craft stalls and live music.

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.

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh  
19 - 22 May 2022  
An outdoor music festival in Dumfries & Galloway

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.

Beltie Beer Festival  
4 June 2022, Dumfries  
Family friendly event at Park Farm.

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

Angus Show 
11 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.

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

Crail Food Festival 
17 - 19 June 2022, Fife 
A highlight on Scotland’s foodie calendar with local produce, demonstrations, stalls, etc.

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.

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland  
2 July 2022 at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness  
Tasting masterclasses and presentations, food & drink vendors, craft stalls and live music.

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

Kirriemuir Agricultural Show 
16 July 2022, Kirriemuir, Angus

Kirkcudbright Country Fair 
16 - 17 July 2022, Dumfries & Galloway 
Spectacular programme of events with guest performers and display teams at one of the region's major annual events.

Sutherland County Show 
23 July 2022, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands

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

Stranraer Show 
tbc 27 July 2022 
Annual agricultural show.

Border Union Show 
29 - 30 July 2022, Kelso 
Annual agricultural show and equestrian event in the Scottish Borders

Glamis Country Fair & Horse Trials  
29 – 31 July 2022  
This huge event is held in the grounds of historic Glamis Castle in Angus.

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.

Kintyre Agricultural Show  
5 August 2022, Campbeltown

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

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.

Dumfries Show 
6 August 2022 
Annual agricultural show.

Skye Agricultural Show 
6 August 2022, Portree

Lorn Agricultural Show  
6 August 2022, Benderloch near Oban

Grantown Show  
11 August 2022, 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.

Mid Argyll Show  
13 August 2022, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll

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.

Stranraer Oyster Festival 
2 - 4 September 2022 
Celebrating this area's coastal heritage, its people and its local produce.

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

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland  
10 September 2022 at the Music Hall, Aberdeen  
Tasting masterclasses and presentations, food & drink vendors, craft stalls and live music.

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

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

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.

Kirkcudbright Food Festival 
22 - 23 October 2022, Dumfries & Galloway 
Food and drink from local producers including street food, cooking demonstrations, market and more.

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

Stirling SpiritFest  
28 October - 6 November 2022, Stirling  
SpiritFest is the new name for the Stirling Gin and Whisky Festivals featuring workshops and masterclasses and events in venues across Stirling.

NOVEMBER

Glasgow Whisky Festival 
12 November 2022 
Huge event in Glasgow.

Stirling Gin Festival 
tbc November 2022, Stirling

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