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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

Hawick Summer Festival

A nine-day festival including a wide range of events for all the family, from Junior Hawick's Got Talent to writers' workshops, a gala day with pipers and a fair, storytelling events and a quiz night.

Various venues: Hawick

Sat 16 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Sun 17 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Mon 18 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr, headlined by electro funk DJ Greig Wilson.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

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

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Glasgow Green Closing Ceremony Celebration

Treacherous Orchestra lead a rousing party celebrating the XX Commonwealth Games. It's your last chance to experience Glasgow Green Live Zone before the Closing Ceremony is shown on giant screens.

Glasgow Green

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £5–£6.66 each)

North East Summer Sound

A two day live music extravaganza of the best tribute acts. Where can you see Queen, Madness, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Killers, Abba, Jessie J and Robbie Williams all headline the same festival? A fully licensed bar will be available as well as a food village, or guests can bring their own food and drink.

English Heritage: Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

Fri 1 Aug

£19.50–£24.50 / 01287 633801

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Sat 2 Aug

£19.50–£24.50 / 01287 633801

  • 18:00 – 22:30

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Beer The Festival

A contemporary take on the traditional beer festival with a host of city centre bars offering beer as well as top-drawer wines, single malt whiskys and cocktails.

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Fri 22 Aug

£8–£18 Includes free festival glass, first half pint free and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Mon 25 Aug

£6–£16 Includes free festival glass, pint free of beer and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

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Dundee Rotary Oktoberfest

Throughout the long weekend a host of live bands provide a soundtrack to the main event: 30 real ales and ten continental biers, which are housed in the atmospheric surrounds of Dundee's Discovery Quay.

Discovery Quay, Dundee

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 201245

FeastRen

feastRen puts the emphasis on local produce and eateries as local chefs mix with industry names in a programme of demonstrations led by Jaqueline O'Donnell, workshops and an awards ceremony.

Various venues: East Renfrewshire

Fri 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices vary

Huntly Hairst – Food and Farming Festival

A community festival featuring a wide variety of things to see and to do which are all connected to the culture and life of Huntly's farming community. Local musicians provide the backdrop to a series of literature and foodie events. Among competitions for cooking and baking the hotly contested World Stovie Championships…

Various venues, Huntly

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / 01466 720247

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / 01466 720247

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

A festival of music and food for the whole family - the brainchild of TV cook Jamie Oliver and musician and farmer Alex James. This year's big musical acts include Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum and Kelis.

Alex James' Farm, Chipping Norton

Fri 29 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sat 30 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sun 31 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Jayfest

A non-profit summer festival in celebration of the life of Jaymie Mart. Organised by her family and friends the weekend includes many of her favourite passions such as music, arts, crafts, good food and cycling. The festival aims to raise money for Scottish mental health charities and to fund biking initiatives for young…

Red Bull Car Park, Innerleithen

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations, a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mold Food & Drink Festival

Celebrate all things food – from cookery demonstrations to honey tastings to butchery demos – at the annual food and drink fest. This year's celebrity chefs include Bryn Williams, Marcus Bean and Graham Tinsley.

New Street Car Park, Mold

Sat 20 Sep

£5 (Family £10; Under 13s £2) / 01352 741466

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£5 (Family £10; Under 13s £2) / 01352 741466

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Nantwich Food Festival

Food festival for all ages featuring demonstrations, tastings, entertainment and live music.

Nantwich Town Centre

Fri 5 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Oxford Wine Festival

Sample wines from around the world at one of Oxford's most iconic venues: the Oxford Union. Featuring an extensive range of tastings and presentations from special guests. All accompanied by fine food and live music.

The Oxford Union

Sat 23 Aug

01865 241353

  • 13:00 – 22:00

Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Various Venues, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

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Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Featuring up to 100 exhibitors, cooking and craft demonstrations, seasonal entertainment from a variety of choirs and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Penrhyndeudraeth

Sat 6 Dec

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 5 Dec 2015

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

PV Bake-off and Street Fest

Celebrate the summer with this baking festival. Featuring competitions headed by GBBO winner Frances Quinn, tastings, activities and entertainment for all ages.

Portman Square, London W1H

Wed 23 Jul

Free

  • 16:00

Rugby Food and Drink Festival

The best foodie eats and beery treats from the Rugby area.

St Andrew’s Church, Rugby

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01788 890789

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Scotland's Outdoor Festival of Chocolate

Scotland's first outdoor chocolate festival, celebrating the cocoa bean in all its facets. Stalls featuring chocolate soap and candles, workshops, talks, demonstrations and plenty of delectable chocolate tastings are all on the programme.

King Edward Street, Perth

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Scottish Braves Harvest Chilli Festival

A celebration of all things chilli, including food and drink and a 'Clash of the Titans' chilli eating contest.

Scone Palace, Perth

Sat 20 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sun 21 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30
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