“Eat, drink, read”

Wigtown Food Festival
14th - 15th July 2018

Taking place in Wigtown, former county town and service centre for the Machars of Galloway, a historic food producing area. The Food Festival show cases farmers, producers, chefs, and food writers. 

Whilst celebrating food, from the farm to the plate in Dumfries and Galloway, the festival also includes producers from other areas of Scotland and the north of England. Wigtown is Scotland’s national Book Town, and retains it’s small country town charm and character, where life is at a more relaxed pace, and there is time and space to enjoy good food.

We hope you can join us!

 

Saturday 14th July

The Festival Marquee is open from 10:00 until 16:00 featuring free events as well as over 20 artisan producers and the Machars Young Farmers Cafe from 13:00 until 15:00. Wigtown Riding of the Marches also takes place around the Town on Saturday from 14:00 to 16:00.

 

The Raspberry Challenge - pick up a judging form in the Marquee and help us fine the best raspberry dish in town!

 

10:00 - 12:30

Tony Budde Cook School (Sponsored by Montpelier Chartered Accountants)

Supper Room, County Buildings - £12/person or £15 for child under 10 accompanied by adult

Tony and Fraser our cook school double act, make cooking fun. On the menu: Spicy Prawns with noodles followed by Chicken Balti with naan bread and a spice mix accompaniment.

More Details including booking HERE

 

12:00

Karon Grieve (sponsored by Wigtown Community Shop)

Festival Marquee - Free

We're delighted that Karon is returning to the festival. She has written 4 cookbooks, worked for STV and is a a regular on BBC Radio Scotland. Recently a finalist on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas TV show and does foodie demos all over Scotland.

Karon will be demonstrating how to make foodie gifts such as lemon balm pesto and even how to make your own gin!

 

13:30 - 16:00

Tony Budde Cook School (Sponsored by Montpelier Chartered Accountants)

Supper Room, County Buildings - £12/person or £15 for child under 10 accompanied by adult

Tony and Fraser our cook school double act, make cooking fun. On the menu: Spicy Prawns with noodles followed by Chicken Balti with naan bread and a spice mix accompaniment.

More Details including booking HERE

 

14:00

Christopher Trotter "The Whole Cow"

Festival Marquee - Free

This book is a unique blend of historical, geographical and culinary interest with clear explanations of how to cook different cuts of beef and veal and features over 100 delicious recipes. A true celebration of the cow, ethical veal and the importance of great and rear breeds.

 

Sunday 15th July

The Festival Marquee is again open from 10:00 until 16:00 featuring free events as well as over 20 artisan producers and the Machars Young Farmers Cafe from 13:00 until 15:00.

The Raspberry Challenge - pick up a judging form in the Marquee and help us fine the best raspberry dish in town!

 

11:00

Christopher Trotter Cooking Demo - Free

Festival Marquee

We're delighted that Christopher is returning to our food festival. This morning after his talk yesterday on "The Whole Cow", he will be cooking a beef dish.

 

12:30

Halfmoon Gardens - Free

Festival Marquee

Join Gill Butler-Orli from recently launched Halfmoon Gardens to create an 'incredible and edible' table centrepiece. Materials provided, all ages.

 

13:30

Tony Budde Cooking Demo - Free

Festival Marquee

Tony has worked all over the country as a chef and educator. This afternoon he will be demonstrating two seafood dishes.

More Details including booking HERE

 

15:30

Wigtown Food Festival Awards

Join us in the festival marquee in the gardens for the announcement of the annual Food Festival Awards.