Seven years after its humble start, one of Scotland’s major food festivals makes a return with a new seafood spectacular.
Crail Food Festival will open on Saturday June 9 for two days of culinary fun and a line up chefs’ workshops, live music, local producers, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
A refreshed format will see the festivities based across three venues this year – Crail Harbour, the community hall and — for the first time — Beech Walk Park, which will host a series of marquees, bar and live music.
The East Neuk village is famous for its traditional harbour, where local fishermen still land shellfish from the Forth.
This heritage will be celebrated this year with the new seafood event taking place at the harbour.
This will include a variety of talks and demonstrations, including the chance to meet local fishermen and sample fresh seafood.
This year the community hall will be the location for a new and enlarged cookery theatre where visitors will be given the chance to learn some of the food industry’s best kept secrets.
Beech Walk Park will be the scene of a producers market showcasing the best produce from Fife and beyond from craft beer and gin to cheese and oatcakes, rare breed pork and Shetland lamb.
Family activities including the final of the healthy wrap competition.
There will be a special three-course Crail Creole dinner, ticketed separately and costing £25.
New manager Aadam Mohamed said: “Crail Food Festival has been a phenomenal success and our refreshed programme reflects this.
“We’ve introduced greater capacity so that more people than ever before can experience our line up of world class chefs and special areas for visitors to relax and savour the produce on offer.
“It’s always a treat to visit Crail but the food festival truly brings it to life.
“It’s perfect for all ages – the only requirement is to bring an appetite.”
More information can be found at crailfoodfest.co.uk