Crail Food Festival is returning for a seventh year

Crail Food Festival is returning for a seventh year.
Crail Food Festival is returning for a seventh year.

One of Scotland’s major food festivals makes a return for its seventh year with a host of local flavours, tastings, children’s activities and the opportunity to meet the makers and the now famous, Sunday Lunch at the Harbour.

Crail Food Festival opens on Saturday, June 10 across six venues across the picturesque village in the East Neuk of Fife.

Visitors can taste and try before they buy at the Indoor Food & Drink Market in the Crail Community Hall. This is an opportunity to meet the faces behind some of Scotland’s best artisanal food and drink, including whisky and gin from Kingsbarns Distillery, chocolates from Charlotte Flowers and the Pittenweem Chocolate Company, bread from master bakers, Barnetts Bakery and delicacies and homegrown fruit from Balgove Larder and Ardoss Farm Shop and much more. The market runs on the Saturday only.

Marketgate Marquees will be placed down Crail’s broad main street. Music and munching will be the order of the day with hot dishes like wood-fired pizza and fish tacos and gourmet toasties and other local treats on offer accompanied by live music.

At the Crail Kirk Hall, family-run farm shop, Ardross will co-host the Cookery Theatre with a schedule of chefs and food producers revealing the secrets of great food and drink. From Michelin-starred chefs to hands-on cookery teacher and experts on local food heritage, the timetable offers a line-up that’s both informative and entertaining.

A full programme of tastings will take place at Crail Legion Hall with many visitors citing the event as instrumental in their discovery of new favourite food and drink.

For the duration of the festival, the Marine Hotel at the heart of the village is transformed into a space dedicated to children.

On the evening of Saturday, June 10, an evening supper and entertainment will take place at Crail Community Hall. This is event is ticketed separately and costs £20.

On Sunday, June 11, the Indoor Food & Drink Market is replaced by Sunday Lunch at the Harbour when festival-goers can select their lunch from a series of street food vendors. Crail Food Festival opens at 10.30am and costs £5 for an adult (entry for children is free). The day pass allows entry to all daytime venues and free parking.

Visit crailfoodfest.co.uk or follow @CrailFoodFest on Twitter or like the event on Facebook.