Elgin BID promise ‘bigger and better’ Food & Drink Festival

Elgin Food & Drink Festival 2018. Photo by Michael Traill

Elgin BID’s popular Food and Drink Festival, now in its 9th year, is due back on Saturday 10 August, and a few stalls are still available

The festival organisers promise that this year’s festival will be “bigger and better” than before, running for the first time as a ‘dual centre’ attraction. Stalls will be spread between Elgin Town Hall and St. Giles Church, only few minutes’ walk from each other, “making it the ideal way to work off all those free samples between locations”.

There will be a number of attractions alongside the market stalls, intended to keep the whole family entertained. These include Hopscotch Magic, who “went down a storm during the Scottish Theme Day”, and Mrs Bubbles (the Clown), “who will be making her debut modelling balloons to keep the kids happy!” The Scottish Agricultural College will also be back with their popular tractor and milking cow.

In a message targeted at buskers, Elgin BID said they are “proud to be showcasing a number of local musicians and singers on the day, and we are currently advertising for buskers to who will play around the city centre throughout the day, so come along and show your support for Moray’s amazing talent – if you have a talent you would like to share with visitors on the day, visit the Elgin BID Facebook page for more information.”

Targeting the wider population, Elgin BID added: “If an abundance of stalls covering all things food and beverage wasn’t enough – there will be artists and crafters showcasing their wares on the day! As always, there really is something for everyone, and their taste buds, at this event! What’s more – it’s completely FREE to come along, as if you needed any more reason to attend!”

Gill Neill, Chief Executive of Elgin BID, said she is “thrilled to be bringing the festival to the people of Elgin and surrounds for another year. The Food & Drink Festival is one of our favourite events of the year, and this year is set to be even bigger and better.  Come along with the whole family and make a day out of it. After you have looked about the stalls and entertainment then make sure you take a good walk round the City Centre, there is lots to see and do, why not enjoy some lunch and then do some shopping.  Elgin has lots to offer and this is a fantastic way to do make the most of it.”

The full programme is yet to be announced but singing Chef John McCrudden will be providing cookery demonstrations throughout the day.

There are still a limited number of stalls available at this event; for details on how to get involved please contact Tina Mainland on [email protected]