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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

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

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 245 more dates until 20 Dec

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.

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

Sun 8 Jun

Phone for prices / 01494 783 501

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01885 488099

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Jun

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, music entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' Participating brands include Black Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Glenrothes, Whyte & Mackay, Jura, Fettercairn, Auchantoshan, the Balvenie, Bowmore and more.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

£26 per half day / 0844 481 8898

Duston Mill Forty500 Festival

Music and ale festival with licensed bars, fun fair, food village and bungee crane. Music line-up includes John Coghlans Quo, Wille & The Bandits, Gidea Park, Soulweaver, Ma Browns Groove Box and Dead Frequency.

Duston Mill, Northampton

Sat 28 Jun

£16.50 (Family £45–£50; under 2s free) / 01604 930960

  • 12:00 – 23:00
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The Big Chester Craft, Vintage and Gift Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 26 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 31 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

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

Fri 18 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Sat 19 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 20:00

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

Hatfield House

Sun 20 Apr

Stable Yard

Phone for prices / 01707 287010

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sun 18 May

Stable Yard

Phone for prices / 01707 287010

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sun 22 Jun

Stable Yard

Phone for prices / 01707 287010

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Horniman Museum And Gardens, London SE23

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 020 8699 1872

  • 09:00 – 13:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 8699 1872

  • 09:00 – 13:30

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 8699 1872

  • 09:00 – 13:30
…and 4 more dates until 31 May

National Trust: Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll

Sat 3 May

Free / 01248 714795

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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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

Thu 17 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 18 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 19 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 20 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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CAMRA Reading Beer & Cider Festival

More than 500 real ales and 150 real ciders to tantalise your tastebuds, plus local live music, a pub quiz, festival games and more. Sunday is suitable for the whole family to attend.

Kings Meadow Park, Reading

Fri 2 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Sat 3 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Sun 4 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

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

The Kelvingrove Tea Party

One lump or two? Savour the delights of a freshly-brewed pot of tea and a little something for that sweet tooth in the truly magnificent Centre Hall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Festooned with Mackintosh-inspired decorations created by visitors in the lead up to the event, the day is also a treat for the ears…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£5 / 0141 276 9599

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:30 – 12:00

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 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

Sun 18 May

Free (parking £3) / 01499 600482

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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Platform 2 Market

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 9 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 16 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 23 more dates until 24 Oct

Royal Windsor Horse Show

The UK's biggest outdoor horse show.

Windsor Castle

Wed 14 May

£16; £19; £25 (Children £10; £60) / 0844 581 4960

  • 08:00 – 19:00

Thu 15 May

£16; £19; £25 (Children £10; £60) / 0844 581 4960

  • 08:00 – 19:00

Fri 16 May

£16; £19; £25 (Children £10; £60) / 0844 581 4960

  • 08:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 18 May

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

BBC Good Food Show Spring

A large-scale food festival including a host of foodie faces, a 'Bakes & Cakes Village', local producers and more.

Harrogate International Centre

Fri 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 3405 4288

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Kingdom of Fife Real Ale and Cider Festival

A chance to sample over 40 real ales from around the country, as well as wines, ciders, perrys and continental beers. There is live music on offer each night and all guests receive a commemorative beer glass and programme with detailed tasting notes.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 2 May

£5 (CAMRA members £4) / 01592 611101

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 3 May

£5 (CAMRA members £4) / 01592 611101

  • 12:00 – 23:00
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Me to You Markets

A range of vintage home wares, preserves, clothing, toys, handmade jewellery and more.

Columcille Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

Free / 07796 905986

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Craft Beer & Blues Festival

Featuring over 20 acts performing the blues and more than 30 craft beers to sample.

Harringay Arms, London N8

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 02:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 02:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 01:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Cromarty Community Market

Held in Cromarty’s Victoria Hall on the second Saturday of the month, visitors can also buy lunch at the market, with profits going to local good causes. Stallholders include Knockfarrel organic fruit and veg, eggs and poultry from Easter Balmungie Farm, Dundonnel fish and shellfish, as well as Verity's scones, Artisan…

Victoria Hall, Cromarty

Sat 10 May

Free / 01381 600417

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Sat 14 Jun

Free / 01381 600417

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01381 600417

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 13 Dec

Dragon Hall Beer Festival

Real ales from Norfolk and across the UK supplied by independent brewers. There is also pub-style food on offer.

Dragon Hall, Norwich

Sat 26 Apr

£5 ( £4) / 01603 663922

  • 12:00 – 15:30

Sun 27 Apr

£5 ( £4) / 01603 663922

  • 12:00 – 15:30

Easter Weekend at the Royal Yacht Britannia

Get your kids their chocolate fix with a milkshake and cake, then teach 'em some history with the Royal Yacht's audio tour.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary (admission plus food costs) / 0131 555 5566

  • 09:30 – 16:00
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