Event Trading Opportunities

There are a number of events and festivals currently seeking applications from Dumfries & Galloway food and drink producers.

Galloway Country Fair: Sat 17th & Sun 18th August

The Galloway Country Fair is planning a focus on Dumfries & Galloway produce this year. They will be zoning the food and drink marquee with a D&G theme, and they are able to offer some discounts to D&G based traders.  They have also been in discussion with us about how to make the marquee work better for traders, and therefore there is likely to be more curation of the produce available to reduce product duplication. They are now fully booked for alcohol sellers and cheese, but are particularly keen to hear from traders with butchery or game produce. Contact me if you're interested in finding out more, lorna@dgfoodanddrink.org

Annan Harbour Festival: Sat 24th August 10am-4pm

Celebrating local food & drink is a key theme of the 2019 event. A large marquee and a fully equipped demonstration kitchen will provide an atmosphere of lively food theatre to compliment the buzz created by the traders selling their produce. The organisers are seeking local food & drink producers and crafts people of high quality, willing to offer tastings and/or interactive demonstrations while they trade. For rates and a booking form; email ahagharbourofficer@gmail.com or call the office on 01461 758210.

Castle Douglas Harvest Festival: Sat 7th & Sun 8th September

Castle Douglas Harvest Food Festival is relaunching with a bang this year, after receiving support from both Dumfries & Galloway Council's Regional Events Growth Fund and from the Scottish Regional Food Fund. They are now accepting applications from traders and vendors, the application form and T&Cs can be downloaded from the Resources page. Alternatively for more info contact Sarah-Jane on cdharvestfoodfestival@outlook.com

Stranraer Oyster Festival: Fri 13th - Sun 15th September

The trading opportunities at the Stranraer Oyster Festival are now full and a wait list is in operation. To add your details to the wait list contact Mark on mark@stranraerdevelopmenttrust.co.uk.

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight:  Sat 31st August - Sun 15th September

As well as local events and festivals, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight returns from 31st August to 15th September, providing opportunities to connect with national PR, social and content creation activity.  This is also a great time of year to enhance your communication around local and Scottish produce on menus. For more information on opportunities visit: http://fooddrinkfort.scot/