Country fair 2015 cooking up to be a culinary delight

This year’s Galloway Country Fair at Drumlanrig is shaping up to be a feast for food fanatics, with more than 25 food and culinary traders, exhibitors and concessions already signed up, and more to come.

The annual fair, which has been given funding support by VisitScotland’s Events Directorate to help celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August – and will boast its largest ever food marquee.

Locally-sourced Scottish produce, as well as fresh foods from the rest of the UK, will headline the weekend menu with delights from traditional Scottish tablet, jams, meats and oatcakes to wines and ciders available to buy and try.

Food demonstrations throughout the weekend will be delivered by Cook School Scotland, and youngsters will have the chance to take part in Kids Cook Club workshops, teaching them to make amazing dishes like fruit stacks and spiralised courgette noodles.

Locals will also be able to show off their prowess with a Great British Bake Off-style home baking competition on Sunday 23 August.

Visitors will be sure to enjoy the full food and drink experience, with a bar provided by Panoptic Events, providing Scottish craft beer and ciders including Jaw Brew and Thistly Cross Cider to complement the produce on offer.

The annual fair runs from 9am-6pm.Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £5 for ages 5-16, £10 for concessions and £30 for a family pass. Under-fives go free with a discount for those who purchase their tickets online before 31 July.

Tickets are now available to purchase at www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk. Visit the website for details.