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February 23, 2014

It’s been a busy time behind the scenes since the 2013 Crail Food Festival welcomed so many visitors to the village on that lovely weekend in June.  Do you remember moments like these at our Indoor Food Market and Harbour Event?

Indoor event at Crail Food Festival 2013

Saturday’s Indoor Food Market at Crail Community Hall attracted over 1,300 people and hosted a Food Market, Tastings and Demonstrations throughout the day.

crail-food-festival-harbour-day-2013

Sunday’s Harbour Event saw us welcome the crowds on a glorious day where there were options for all to enjoy the food being cooked and demonstrated as well as games on the beach for our younger visitors. We’re returning on the 14 and 15 June 2014.  We’ll be back with more to enjoy as we expand our programme with events being planned and staged in many more venues throughout the village. Our Event Manager, Graham Anderson has been working hard since last June, debriefing after the event, filling in many funding applications and meeting people far and wide to ensure we’ll have more to offer our visitors for 2014.  We are very grateful for the huge practical support we’ve been given to assist with this by the Festivals in Fife Development Manager, Annie Marrs.  With Annie’s help, and input from all the team, we’ve been granted funding from Events Scotland, Think Local Scotland and Fife Council’s Strategic Events Fund, all if which will serve to help us improve and enrich our 2014 Crail Food Festival. more children's events planned for the 2014 Crail Food Festival Over to Graham for some background on what’s being ‘cooked up’ for you!

For many Crail Food Festival 2014 will start on Saturday 14th June, with a chance to leave your car in our new festival parking area. From there it’s park-and-walk the few hundred yards to the first port of call to visit the Indoor Food Market where you can browse the stalls, taste and buy some delightful food and drink products. New to the market this year is the construction of a very informal Tasting Hall. A series of food and drink matching sessions will be held in very convivial surroundings giving all visitors a chance to chat directly with the producer whilst enjoying a taste of some of the best food and drink offerings available. After a quick informative tasting it would be a shame not to complete the visit without picking away at the Flavour Of Fife showcase sampling stall which again will be hosted by a local farm shop. Here there will be a chance to win much valued cooking courses, hampers and other Fife goodies.
Throughout the weekend a host of chefs will be sharpening their knives in our Chefs’ Theatrewhere you can sit and learn how to cook some rather special dishes.  If all that makes you hungry don’t worry – there is plenty mapped out on the Crail Food Festival Trail and Venue Map: from seafood with seafront views to freshly baked scones with afternoon tea; there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Not just for adults, this year we’re encouraging the whole family to come to the seaside: from jam making to cake decorating a full Children’s Programme of fun, sticky events will be available throughout the weekend.
For more outdoors food and fun, on Sunday 15 June we’ll be back with our very popular Lunch at the Harbour event, with our venues open throughout the village too.
As we prepare for the 2014 Crail Food Festival, we’ll be publishing articles from our blog team who will be travelling all over Fife to bring you news of our producers and more. We’d love you to sign up to our newsletter for updates (just complete the box at the top of the page), or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.  Photographers, add photos to our Flickr Group too.

2012 Harbour Day at Crail

If you’re one of the producers who’ll be attending Crail Food Festival 2014, then remember to join in with the #ScotFood chats on Twitter, bringing together foodies, chefs, hotels, restaurants, cafés from all over the country and the Twittersphere. Held regularly on the first Monday of the month at 9pm.  A great way to promote your own business while joining in the discussions.

Photo credits:

Douglas Baird – Great Travel Images
Paul Watt – Paul Watt Photography
Andrew Beveridge – Fife Council Photographer
Susan McNaughton – Sandcastle Cottage