Enjoy a weekend of local food and drink at Kirkcudbright Food Festival 2020

Food and drink fans in the south west of Scotland will be delighted to hear that Kirkcudbright will still be holding its annual Food Festival this year

Chef Douglas Lisi demonstrates his Italian dishes at Kirkcudbright Food Festival 2019
Chef Douglas Lisi demonstrates his Italian dishes at Kirkcudbright Food Festival 2019

The much-loved Dumfries and Galloway town is known far and wide for its diversity of events and activities held throughout the year, and is taking the challenge of adapting these to meet covid-19 restrictions in its stride.

The Food & Drink Festival will be held on the weekend of 24th and 25th October, with local businesses hosting stalls in the West Coast Marquee all weekend - providing everything from cakes and coffee to seafood and distilleries.

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Attendees are also given the chance to learn some tips and tricks for cooking up a storm at homes as top chefs lead cooking demonstrations in the Stationhouse Cook School. Those looking to learn more about the local venison trade can go on a Red Deer Safari at Gledpark Red Deer Farm - a perfect match for those attending the Venison Masterclass at the Stationhouse Cook School run by Gledpark’s own Rupert Shaw.

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Scotland, the Festival is taking precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of all present, asking that customers abide by social distancing rules and safety regulations. They ask that customers pre-order from stalls in the West Coast Marquee and support any pre-payment systems wherever possible. Those looking to nab a spot in one of the weekend’s mouth-watering cookery classes will need to reserve a spot online while spaces last.

Book your spot and find out more at https://www.facebook.com/kirkcudbrightfoodfest/