2017 Wigtown Food Festival Programme is Announced

The 2017 Wigtown Food Festival is a celebration of seasonal produce and great food writing from Scotland and the north of England. The weekend of event takes place from 21-23 July in the intimate setting of Scotland’s National Book Town, amid the inspiring landscapes of south-west Scotland. As well as talks and demonstrations, the 2017 Food Festival features 20 artisan food-and-drink businesses from as far afield as Oban and the Lake District.

Supported by local businesses, the Scottish Government and the European Union – LEADER 2014-2020 programme, visitors to the festival can share food with friends and family, taste new cuisines and savour reading great books.

Festival highlights include: a Wigtown Food Festival Challenge centred around chocolate, Rachel McCormack with her new book Chasing the Dram in The Art of Cooking with Whisky, Angela Hurrell of Garrocher Market Garden, Scotland’s first Lowland tea garden, talking about growing the perfect raw material for a brew in a Caledonian climate and Scottish food ambassador, food stylist on the hit show Outlander, Justin Maule of Glasgow’s acclaimed Wild Fig caterers cooks with Belted Galloway Beef.

Sheena Horner of Wigtown Food Festival Committee said: “with more than a dozen food-related talks and demonstrations, and an array of exquisite produce, we’re looking forward to a weekend packed with flavour and temptation as we celebrate the fourth Food Festival to take place in Wigtown.”

The programme is available to download at www.wigtownfoodfestival.uk, with tickets for all the events available from Wigtown Festival Company, 11 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN or by calling 01988 403222.

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