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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alike. Previous festivals have featured a barbeque and a hog roast.

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Berwick Food and Beer Festival

Dozens of stalls offering some of the best food and drink from the North East of England and the Scottish Borders set in Berwick's 18th century Barracks square.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 5 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 6 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

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 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

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

Sat 4 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

The Glasgow Real Ale Festival

Real ale festival, organised by CAMRA, and featuring more than 100 British beers, plus real cider and beer from Bavaria.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Fri 26 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Sat 27 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

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The Great Scottish Beer Celebration

A beer festival celebrating Scottish brewing, with 18 small breweries pouring a wide range of beer styles, plus music from the folk behind Shout Bamala and a selection of street food vendors.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Fri 13 Mar

£7.50 / 0141 946 3020

Sat 14 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 946 3020

Nip Festival

Formerly known as the Inverness Whisky Festival, this event now celebrates gin as well as whisky. Expect plenty of distilleries, talks, masterclasses, food, live music and demonstrations throughout the city.

Various Venues, Inverness

Tue 7 Apr

Times & prices vary

Wed 8 Apr

Times & prices vary

Thu 9 Apr

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr

Aberdour Festival

The picturesque seaside town plays host to an action-packed family-friendly festival. There's something for all ages and all tastes, from a beach day with a sandcastle competition for children and fun run for adults, to a food market and picnic day, as well as sports, magic shows, children's activities and live music over…

Various Venues, Aberdour

Fri 31 Jul

Times & prices vary

Sat 1 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Aug

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 9 Aug

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

Sat 12 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Sun 13 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

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.

Bogbain Adventure & Heritage Farm, Inverness

Sat 2 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

Sun 3 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

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Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May

£10–£15 (5-12 years £5; Under 5 free) / 02393 787613

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

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.

Various Venues, Crail

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

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 Potato Championships and 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…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01382 433815

Sat 5 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01382 433815

Sun 6 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01382 433815

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Taking place over three days, the Exeter Food Festival features demos from top chefs, over 100 regional exhibitors, workshops and food-themed activities for all the family.

Exeter Castle

Fri 24 Apr

£7.50–£9 (Seniors £5 Friday only; Weekend ticket £19 includes Festival After Dark) / 01392 667080

Sat 25 Apr

£7.50–£9 (Seniors £5 Friday only; Weekend ticket £19 includes Festival After Dark) / 01392 667080

Sun 26 Apr

£7.50–£9 (Seniors £5 Friday only; Weekend ticket £19 includes Festival After Dark) / 01392 667080

Fal River Festival

A ten-day festival of music, arts, events, literature, drama and activities, celebrating life on the River Fal. Things kick off with the Beer Fleet, in which a flotilla of boats (equipped with beer, pasties and singers) sail the 11 miles down the river from Truro to Cornwall. There's also Jazz on the Quay, a cartooning…

Various Venues, Falmouth

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

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FebruaryFest

Running for more than 20 years FebruaryFestival brings a whole month of the best beer Scotland's brewers have to offer to thirsty drinkers. The programme also boasts live music, quiz nights, along with beer's best pal – whisky.

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

Fri 30 Jan

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sat 31 Jan

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sun 1 Feb

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

…and 27 more dates until 28 Feb

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

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.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 9 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Great Grampian 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 4 Jun

£6

Fri 5 Jun

£6

Sat 6 Jun

£6

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 food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

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 5 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

Sun 6 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

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Food on Film

The culinary meets the audiovisual in this interdisciplinary festival that seeks to titillate eyes and tastebuds alike with a menu of foodie films and film-worthy food.

Kingussie

Thu 5 Feb

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Fri 6 Feb

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sat 7 Feb

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sun 8 Feb

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Kosher Food and Wine Experience

A showcase for the best kosher food and drink, with a cocktail bar and wine, spirits and liqueurs.

The Park Lane Hotel, London W1J

Wed 4 Feb

£45–£75 / 0208 802 8889

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.

Clachan (next to Loch Fyne Oyster Bar), Cairndow

Sat 16 May

Times & prices vary / 01499 600482

Sun 17 May

Times & prices vary / 01499 600482

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

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

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

Sun 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

The London Coffee Festival

A festival catering to over 20,000 coffee, tea and food lovers. In aid of Project Waterfall, a charity delivering clean water projects to coffee producing countries.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 30 Apr

£11.50 in advance; £14.50 on the door / 020 7770 6100

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