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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014

A festival showcasing products from brewers and cider makers from all over the UK. Featuring over 200 draught real ales, ciders and perries, hot and cold food, and a selection of foreign bottled beers. There will also be souvenir glasses to purchase.

Winter Gardens, Margate

Sat 19 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 243 more dates until 20 Dec

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01877 384622

Sun 25 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01877 384622

GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sat 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 20 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival and Loch Fyne Viking Festival

Enjoy the spectacle of a harbour filled with 40 traditional boats (including a full size replica Viking longship) from across the UK, plus stalls, games, woodworking and boat building demonstrations, traditional music and more.

Tarbert, Loch Fyne

Wed 25 Jun

Times & prices vary

Thu 26 Jun

Times & prices vary

Fri 27 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Loch Fyne Food Fair

In operation since 1990, the Loch Fyne Food Fair celebrates the best local produce Scotland has to offer. Alongside Loch Fyne Oysters own seafood stands, the event features live music throughout both days, a craft tent and a dedicated children’s area hosting a whole range of exciting activities. For 2014, the fest has…

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Cairndow

Sat 17 May

Free (parking £3) / 01499 600482

  • 11:00 – 18:00
  • 19:00

Sun 18 May

Free (parking £3) / 01499 600482

  • 11:00 – 18:00

FyneFest

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 (local as in venison burgers from the estate and fresh oysters collected from the loch).

Fyne Ales, Cairndow

Fri 13 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £15–£25 until April 30; after £20–£30 (under 16s free) / 01499 600120

Sat 14 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £15–£25 until April 30; after £20–£30 (under 16s free) / 01499 600120

Sun 15 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £15–£25 until April 30; after £20–£30 (under 16s free) / 01499 600120

Ideal Home Show Scotland

Make your house fantasies a reality with everything you need for redesigning and improving your home. Handy hints and design inspiration, plus an exciting mix of attractions including room sets and a show home.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 23 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 24 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 25 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 26 May

£12–£15 / 0844 854 2014

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug

Open Farm Sunday

Annual event where hundreds of farmers across the UK open their farm to the public for one Sunday. Discover what it means to be a farmer and see how British food is produced. Each farm hosts its own activities including tours, nature walks, tractor and trailer rides, mini farmers' markets and animal encounters.

Abbotts View Farm, Aston Abbotts

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Entrance fee applies / 447989 063595

Amelia Trust Farm, Barry

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Free / 01446 782030

Anglia Salads Ltd, Colchester

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Free / 01206 255001

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Stockbridge Market

Taking place next to the Water of Leith every Sunday (and Thursdays 2.30-7.30pm in June, July & August), the market’s combination of top quality artisan producers, farmers and takeaway food stalls made it an instant hit when it started in 2011. Regular stallholders include Au Gourmand’s artisan bread and…

Saunders Street, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 551 5633

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 34 more dates until 28 Dec

West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow each year, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

West End, Glasgow

Fri 6 Jun

Times & prices vary (free–£20)

Sat 7 Jun

Times & prices vary (free–£20)

Sun 8 Jun

Times & prices vary (free–£20)

…and 21 more dates until 29 Jun

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 19 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

£54 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 20 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Fri 25 Apr

£54 / 0131 556 6040

…and 50 more dates until 31 Aug

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 4 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

Mon 5 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

Tue 6 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

…and 2 more dates until 8 May

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Glasgow Farmers' Market

Located off the Victoria Road entrance on the first and third Saturday of each month, over 20 stallholders bring fresh farm produce to Glasgow. Eat-on-the-spot food is provided by Aye Love Real Food’s Scotch eggs and pastries or Brava’s vegan and vegetarian stews and salads. Stock your fridge and cupboards with…

Queens Park Arena, Glasgow

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2500

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 0141 287 2500

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 17 May

Free / 0141 287 2500

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 14 more dates until 20 Dec

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Sat 19 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 20 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Dawn Chorus With Breakfast: Guided Tour

A guided tour listening to early morning birdsong around the grounds.

National Trust: Cliveden, Maidenhead

Sat 3 May

Information Centre

£25 adv booking essential / 01628 605069

  • 05:30 – 08:30

Sat 10 May

Information Centre

£25 adv booking essential / 01628 605069

  • 05:30 – 08:30

Sat 24 May

Information Centre

£25 adv booking essential / 01628 605069

  • 05:30 – 08:30

Logierait Country Market

Held from spring to autumn on the third Saturday of the month, Logierait is almost always fully booked with traders. More of a fun day out than your average shopping experience, it’s probably the only market in the country to have its own narrow gauge railway running alongside it, built and maintained by the farm and…

Mill of Logierait Farm, Pitlochry

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 17 May

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01796 482222

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 20 Sep

Afternoon Twee Local Artisan Market

Monthly market from Afternoon Twee, featuring Scottish handmade, upcycled, repurposed and locally sourced goods, from craft and jewellery to food and homewares.

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Mon 5 May

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 2 Jun

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 7 Jul

Free / 0845 860 1891

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Fireside Feast: Spring Blossom Party

Put a floral wreath atop your head and dive into a three-course meal that celebrates the fruition of spring, followed up by special cocktails and a spot of Motown to get the party grooving. Presented by Fireside Collective with Sarah-Jane Cooking, Stuart Ross DJ and Pyrus Flowers.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

dinner ticket £40; dance ticket £20 / 0845 874 3001

Tickets include a welcome cocktail. Dinner ticket entry is 7.30pm and dance ticket entry is 10pm.

Gibside Farmers' Market

Buy fresh seasonal foods and high quality crafts direct from local producers, plus tasting and cooking demos.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 19 Apr

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.70, family £12.50 & £18 / 01207 541820

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 3 May

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.70, family £12.50 & £18 / 01207 541820

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 17 May

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.70, family £12.50 & £18 / 01207 541820

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 7 Jun

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.70, family £12.50 & £18 / 01207 541820

  • 10:00 – 15:00

National Trust: Montacute House

Sat 26 Apr

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 31 May

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 28 Jun

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Nov

Loch Lomond Shores Farmers' Market

A beautiful location at the Loch Lomond Shores centre makes this market as good an outing for tourists as it is for locals. Stallholders vary according to the seasonal availability of their produce, but generally include top quality meats from Edenmill Farm, Cedar Pork & Nethergate Larder; Willie-Fish Oban…

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01389 751035

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 13 more dates until 7 Dec

Portobello Farmers' Market

Held in Brighton Park, five minutes’ walk from Portobello’s High Street, the market sells a range of local and organic vegetables and fruit in season, meat, fish, baking, and local crafts. Stallholders vary, but regulars include Windsheil Farm’s organic beef, lamb, mutton, Tamworth pork and eggs; Supernature Oil…

Brighton Park, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 09:30 – 13:30

Sat 7 Jun

Free

  • 09:30 – 13:30

Sat 5 Jul

Free

  • 09:30 – 13:30
…and 5 more dates until 6 Dec back to top