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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

GROG'S Legendary Bottled Beer Festival

Taste as many samples as you can (there's over 100 to choose from), with some bottles available for purchase on the day.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 0131 667 2855

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

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Bristol Harbourside

Fri 11 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 12 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 13 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 6 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

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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)

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Annual celebration of Scotland's fantastic larder offering more than 200 events around the country. These range from cookery demonstrations to festivals, farmers' markets and tasting events.

Various venues, Scotland

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 8 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 21 Sep

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

Sun 25 May

£26 per half day / 0844 481 8898

Aberdeen and North East CAMRA Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 29 May

£5 (discount for CAMRA members)

  • 16:00 – 00:00

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…

Inveraray Castle, Argyll

Sat 13 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and BBQ food supplied by Callaghan butchers all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh. It's one ale of a weekend.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 16 May

£5

Ticket price includes a commemorative pint glass and programme

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sat 17 May

£5

Ticket price includes a commemorative pint glass and programme

  • 12:30 – 23:00
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Paisley Beer Festival

Four day festival celebrating the best ales from around the UK and Europe.

Paisley Town Hall

Thu 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Fri 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Sat 26 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Arbroath Sea Fest

Annual festival of maritime heritage, including the star of the show, the Smokie Trail – around 70 stalls packed with fresh seafood along Arbroath harbour.

Various Venues, Arbroath

Sat 9 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 10 Aug

Times & prices vary

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions including the World Jampionships. Once they've had enough to eat, shows and face-painting are on hand to entertain the kids. Special guests announced nearer the time, but last year there were…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

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

Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival

The best of Scottish food and drink, with producers exhibiting their wares, chefs giving demonstrations and plenty to try and buy.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sat 19 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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Scottish Juniper Festival

Two nights of drink and fashion to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 874 3001

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 874 3001

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Whisky An' A' That

Ayr’s annual Whisky festival celebrates its eleventh anniversary with a bigger line up than ever, featuring whiskies from more than 30 companies.

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 14 Jun

£25 / 01292 284279

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Alderney Seafood Festival

Two weeks of all the seafood you can handle, with chefs cooking up special dishes for the fest plus seafood foraging, a beer festival and the opportunity to try Milk-O-Punch – the island's very own eggnog-type drink.

Various Venues: Alderney

Sat 3 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 May

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 May

Times & prices vary

…and 12 more dates until 17 May

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Stalls offering local, regional and seasonal produce, cookery demonstrations from professional chefs and food-related fun for the young'uns. Pre-booking for children's activities advised.

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 03000 262626

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 03000 262626

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Brew at the Bog

A day of great music and great beer with BrewDog, the coolest craft beer label on the block, and Bogbain Farm, which was voted Scotland's Best Unusual Venue at the Scottish Event Awards. The line-up is hand-picked from Britain's flourishing indie scene and 2014 will feature King Creosote, Roddy Woomble, Stanley Odd, Kid…

Bogbain Adventure & Heritage Farm, Inverness

Sat 3 May

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

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Bristol Food Connections

A festival dedicated to the delectable, the scrumptious and the 'not quite my thing'. The festival includes farmers' markets, food walks, debates, cooking classes and much more.

Various Venues, Bristol

Thu 1 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 2 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 3 May

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 11 May

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

Thu 1 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

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

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

A two-day country show with arena attractions, food festival, animal exhibits and fun activities for all the family.

Cirencester Park

Sat 5 Jul

£10–£12 (Children £5–£6; Family £28–£35)

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 6 Jul

£10–£12 (Children £5–£6; Family £28–£35)

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Crabstock Shellfish Festivals

Celebrate your local fishermen by indulging in a whole bunch of shellfish and seafood. Plus entertainment for the whole family.

The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

Sat 24 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

Sun 25 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

Mon 26 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

Crail Food Festival

Food and music meet in this local festival. For the foodies there's the Taste of Fife with a producers' market, cookery demonstrations and evening supper, while music fans can expect some top Scottish names. For the children there's a harbour festival.

Crail, Anstruther

Sat 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sun 15 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

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