Food & drink, Festival

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Food & Fiddle Fortnight

Celebrate the delicious eats and quality sounds of Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms at this annual foodie and music festival.

Royal Deeside & The Cairngorms

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 19 Oct

Africa on the Square

A festival celebrating African culture, featuring food, fashion and live music.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Beer and Street Food Matching

Foodies and beer fans, ready yourselves. Urban Food Fest and the Let There Be Beer campaign have joined forces to create a beer and street food pairing event, which aims to demonstrate how even the most unusual foods can be a matched with a bottle o'brew.

Euro Car Parks (Out Door Car Park), London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 00:00

Shoreditch High Street, London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 00:00

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

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

Tue 30 Sep

Times & prices vary

Wed 1 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices vary

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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 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 21:00

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Carluke Jam & Ham Festival

Live music, jam sessions and amateur opera, plus jam (the spreading on toast-kind) and preserve making master-classes. This year's festival also features ham!

SLC Lifestyles, Carluke

Thu 2 Oct

£5

  • 19:00

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.

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

Dundee Rotary Oktoberfest

Throughout the long weekend a host of live bands provide a soundtrack to the main event: real ale, micro breweries and craft ciders, stouts and lagers, which are housed in the atmospheric surrounds of Dundee's Discovery Quay. Bands include Chasing St Jude, Pretty Shameless, Jack Rabbit Slims, Tonka and The Full Tin Tin.

Discovery Quay, Dundee

Thu 2 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 01382 201245

  • 18:00 – 00:00

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

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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

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 9 Aug 2015

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

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

  • 11:00 – 17:00

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

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Oktoberfest Ale Festival

Tuck in to a variety of German foods and a wide selection of ales in celebration of the autumn fest. Plus, the Oompah Band!

Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Sat 11 Oct

£9.50 / 01934 620238

Ticket includes a pint and Bratwurst sausage.

  • 20:00 – 01:00

£1 fee to enter the pier / 01934 620238

  • 12:00 – 19:30

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

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

…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2015

St Andrews Food and Drink Festival

A month-long celebration of Fife's produce with demonstrations, tastings and special events across town.

Various venues: St Andrews

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 30 Nov

Taste of Autumn

An autumn-theme day out to mark the harvest festival.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 15 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 16 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 17 Oct

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Taste of Grampian

A one-day food and drink festival which allows visitors to discover and sample the wide range of quality produce available in the Grampian region. 2014's celebrity chefs in residence were Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn.

Thainstone Centre, Inverurie

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 646488