Food, drink, and a lot of fun – what more could you want out of a festival? The Foodies Festival returns to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, from August 9th to 11th and it’s guaranteed to bring out a smile, in more ways than one.

From the Wine Village to the Cocktail Theatre, Producer’s Market, and ‘comedy cook-off’ in the Chef’s Theatre, the weekend will be filled with not to miss events. Tickets are available in one and three day passes and for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult, activities at the Children’s Cookery Theatre are included in the adult ticket price.

Foodies Festival blue sky
Hopefully there will be blue skies for the Foodies Festival in Edinburgh.
(Photo Credit: Foodies Festival)

“Foodies Festival is delighted to return to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park this August. Foodies started in Edinburgh in 2007 and now hosts eight events across the UK which have attracted over half a million food-loving visitors. Always striving to be at the vanguard of British food and drink activity, this year’s new features include a Cake & Chocolate Theatre and BBQ Arena as well as many exclusive product launches including Pinkster Gin.

This year Foodies is supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scotland’s Great Pink Bake Off. They will be at the event promoting this UK-wide campaign to raise awareness and encourage people to sign up to take part in the nationwide bake off on 18 October.

The specially-designed BBQ Arena features hourly BBQ classes and Man vs Meat competitions where contestants cook their own chicken wings, ribs, sausages and burgers and are then given 60 seconds to eat as much of their creations as possible with the crowd judging who made the best effort.”

Foodies Festival Producers Market
You can support local producers at the Foodies Festival Producer’s Market.
(Photo Credit: Foodies Festival)

“There is also a Wine Village, bringing together producers and wine regions from across the world including Shawbury Vintners, Discover the Origin, Bordeaux Undiscovered, Pieroth Wines and the Wine Spirit Education Trust. The new market section Homeware Village offers visitors the chance to shop for kitchenware and gadgets.

In 2013, food-lovers can also enjoy the new dining and VIP area serving signature dishes from pop-up versions top Scottish restaurants. The bar area has had a countryside makeover complete with hay bales and a focus on British cider and ale. There is also a wide variety of tent and pagoda bars throughout the site selling cocktails, wine and champagne. Foodies is proud to provide a platform to launch new drinks brands every year. This year Pinkster Gin, a new raspberry-infused botanical premium gin, will be available by the glass or bottle exclusively at Foodies, before rolling out in bespoke bars and retailers across the UK. Also launching this summer at Foodies is Ginger Grouse, a refreshingly zingy ginger beer with a splash of The Famous Grouse whisky.”

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