Crail, Fife - 10th and 11th June 2017
One of Scotland’s major food festivals makes a return for its seventh year with a host of local flavours, tastings, children’s activities, the opportunity to meet the makers and the now famous, Sunday Lunch at the Harbour.
Crail Food Festival opens on Saturday 10th June across six venues across the picturesque village in the East Neuk of Fife.
Visitors can taste and try before they buy at the Indoor Food & Drink Market. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the faces behind some of Scotland’s best artisanal food and drink, including whisky and gin from Kingsbarns Distillery, chocolates from Charlotte Flowers and the Pittenweem Chocolate Company, bread from master bakers, Barnetts Bakery and delicacies and homegrown fruit from Balgove Larder and Ardoss Farm Shop and much more. The market runs on the Saturday only.
Music and munching will be the order of the day at the Marketgate Marquees which will serve up hot dishes like wood-fired pizza and fish tacos and gourmet toasties, ice-creams, chocolate and other local treats on offer accompanied by live music.
The Cookery Theatre hosts a schedule of chefs and food producers revealing the secrets of great food and drink. From Michelin-starred chefs to hands-on cookery teacher and experts on local food heritage, the timetable offers a line-up that’s both informative and entertaining.
The festival also allows for a full programme of tastings and even a special area for children: The Children’s Tea Party comes complete with storytelling, puppetry and the opportunity for parents to relax over tea and cake.
On the evening of Saturday 10th June, an Evening Supper and Entertainment will take place at Crail Community Hall. The event promises to be a showcase of the best local produce with live entertainment. This is event is ticketed separately and costs £20.
On Sunday 11th, the venues come to life again and the Indoor Food & Drink Market is replaced by Sunday Lunch at the Harbour. In the picturesque harbour, festival-goers can select their lunch from a series of street food vendors. Local ice-cream, hand-pressed apple juice, shellfish, venison, fish and chips and haddock smoked traditionally over a barrel will all be on offer.
Crail Food Festival opens at 10.30am and costs £5 for an adult (entry for children is free). The day pass allows entry to all daytime venues and free parking.