In Pictures: 2019 Food and Drink Fair in Kirkcaldy draws huge crowds

Kirkcaldy’s fifth annual Adam Smith Food and Drink Fair drew huge crowds on Saturday.

Sunday, 17th March 2019, 11:32 am
Updated Sunday, 17th March 2019, 12:38 pm

Organised by BID company, Kirkcaldy4All, and Fife College – and hosted at the St Brycedale Campus – it formed part of the 2019 Festival of Ideas, and featured a huge number of businesses showcasing the best produce from around the region. VIP guests included Gary Maclean, BBC Masterchef The Professionals winner.

Here’s a flavour of what visitors saw.

The rain hammered down but didn't deter crowds from pouring into the atrium at Fife College's St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy for the town's fifth annual Adam Smith Food & Drink Fair (Pic: Cath Ruane)

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The event brought businesses from across the region to Kirkcaldy to showcase their mouth-watering wares, and many visitors left with bags bulging with purchases (Pic: Cath Ruane)
The day-long event also featured cookery demonstrations and workshops (Pic: Cath Ruane)
The star guest was Gary Maclean, former BBC Masterchef The Professionals winner, whose cookery demonstrations drew huge crowds. He also staged Q&As with the audience. (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Tom Pratt, former college lecturer and now owner of The Waterfront Restaurant in Kirkcaldy returned to his alma mater to give a cookery demonstration (Pic: Cath Ruane)
The event was free, but all stalls were selling tempting samples! (Pic: Cath Ruane)
It was re-branded the Adam Smith Food & Drink Festival to underline its key role in the 2019 Festival of Ideas which celebrates Kirkcaldy's renowned economist and philanthropist (Pic: Cath Ruane)
The festival brought Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the world wide web 30 years ago, to Kirkcaldy to deliver the Adam Smith Lecture. (Pic: Cath Ruane)
It also brought Eddie Izzard to town for a sold-out gig - his first performance in Kirkcaldy since appearing at the Adam Smith Theatre in the mid 1990s (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Eddie Izzard was introduced on stage by Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister who revealed the comedian had RUN to Fife from Berwick! (Pic: Cath Ruane)
The food festival also featured students from Fife College who had their own stall, and also gave a cookery demonstration (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Food stalls offered everything from mouth-watering pies to salmon to sauces, cakes and artisan breads (Pic: Cath Ruane)
There was also a chance to enjoy unique flavours of gin as well as some delicious coffees (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Many of the businesses showcased at the food and drink fair were also able to promote Fife and the importance role in plays in the sector. (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Look out for full coverage of the Adam Smith Food and Drink Festival in Thursday's Fife Free Press (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Huge congrats to theorganisers for hosting such a hugely successful event - here's to the next one! (Pic: Cath Ruane)