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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 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Taste Of London Winter

See cookery demonstrations from top chefs, sample seasonal menus and browse over 180 food and drink trade stands.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Thu 20 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Fri 21 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Sat 22 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

Sun 23 Nov

£22–£38; £60 VIP / 0871 230 7132

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 2015

£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 2015

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

Sun 24 May 2015

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

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 2 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 772800

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 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01333 450935

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Day of the Dead Supper

Mexico's Day of the Dead festival celebrated with food, drink and decorations. The supper features a three-course meal inspired by Mexican cuisine, some festive flowers, candles and lights, plus face painters are on hand throughout the night.

El Nivel, London WC2E

Sat 1 Nov

£45 includes three courses and two cocktails / 020 7240 7400

The Famous Grouse Feastival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a carvery, brush up on your whisky cocktail making skills with a masterclass, or indulge in a festive afternoon tea at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£25 / 01764 656565

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 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01855 811252

…and 27 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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 2015

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

Sat 8 Aug 2015

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

Sun 9 Aug 2015

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

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

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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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 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 553 5890

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 28 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 29 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices vary

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 and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

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 2015

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

Sun 6 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01466 720247

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 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 01540 661600

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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 2015

Times & prices vary / 01499 600482

Sun 17 May 2015

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 2015

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01389 751031

Sun 6 Sep 2015

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 2015

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

London Without Limits

This inaugural festival presents a series of surprising, sensory and sociable blindfold events. Attend gigs, comedy nights and food tastings whilst blindfolded. The festival raises money for RLSB (Royal London Society for Blind People), a London-based charity committed to ending the loneliness, unemployment and poverty…

Various venues: London, WC2R

Fri 31 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

Paisley Beer Festival

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

Paisley Town Hall

Wed 22 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

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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

Sat 5 Dec 2015

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

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 335 6200

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 Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, dance and traditional crafts and art.

Various Venues, Portsoy

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01261 842951

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

While the main focus of this festival is obviously going to be on the Scotland's aqua vitae, there's a wide-ranging programme of events going on in the meantime. Distilleries, shops, restaurants, pubs and villages throughout Speyside – home to more than half of Scotland's whisky distilleries – welcome visitors with an…

Various venues: Speyside

Thu 30 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 1 May 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices vary

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