The popular Crail Food Festival will take place this coming weekend with a winning combination of Fife delicacies and its strongest programme to date.
Now in its third year, the festival is expected to attract up to 2500 visitors.
It will take place on June 15 and 16, and will feature street food, local drinks and representatives from Fife’s acclaimed music scene.
The historic Royal Burgh of Crail will come alive on Saturday 15 when the festival kicks off at 10.30am with around 30 local food businesses taking over the Community Hall.
The Indoor Market will give visitors the opportunity to sample local produce ranging from smoked meats and local cheeses, cold cut pies and chutneys. Many of the producers will create special tasting platters for the festival, allowing visitors to sample a full spectrum of Fife flavours.
The focus on food continues with a specially constructed Cookery and Tasting Theatre showcasing everything from a Scottish breakfast with a twist to an afternoon whisky nosing and gin tasting from local distiller Spencerfied Spirit Company.
From 7pm the hall will be transformed into a venue for a musical feast that promises to keep everyone busy until late. Later, with King Creosote and Friends is a combination of music and a hearty Fife supper, prepared by local food businesses. Led by the Mercury Award- nominated, King Creosote, the evening will be supported by some of Fife’s newest brewers.
On Sunday 16, Crail’s famously picturesque harbour will host an open air Harbour Festival.
A lobster shack, a convertible Landover serving up local delicacies, a bike making smoothies, and a pizza oven in a horse box are just some of the street food offerings available.
Cookery demonstrations will keep the crowds entertained while Fife’s favourite foods will be on offer – from freshly dressed crab, smoked fish and mussels to venison pies, butchers’ burgers, real hot chocolate, ice cream and waffles.
The founder of Crail Food Festival, Graham Anderson, said:
“We’ve been working really hard to improve and expand the festival programme and this year, there’s music, demonstrations, street food and so much more.
“I’m determined that as many visitors as possible get the chance to sample Fife’s finest food and meet the people who produce it. I can’t wait to welcome everyone to our beautiful village so they can join in!”
Crail has long been loved by artists and this year, local artists are putting together a map of the village. This will guide visitors round local food hotspots offering special dishes over the course of the weekend.
The full programme will be announced and tickets will go on sale on 1 May on www.crailfoodfest.co.uk or by calling 01333 450 935.