As part of our activities in making sure that as many people know about the Crail Food Festival as possible, some of the team headed to St Andrews on 20 May to participate in the first St Andrews Tourism Showcase, being hosted by the Fife Tourism Partnership. Attended by around 40 tourism businesses from around Fife, the aim of the day was to let people involved in the tourist sector find out more about events, festivals and other businesses in the area.
Armed with a batch of the Honeypot’s Home-Made scones, we set up our stall and spent the day talking to visitors, and signing up local businesses to our mailing list so that they would receive the Crail Food Festival newsletters reminding them about the events.
The Tourism Showcase provided us with the opportunity to explain to some of the food-related businesses in Fife what a great stage we provide at Crail Food Festival for them to connect with potential customers and show their wares and expertise. We’re finalising the Tasting Theatre opportunities now, and it won’t be long before we’ll be able to tell you more about all the temptations we’ve got lined up for you. A day in St Andrews also allowed Graham Anderson, our event manager, to visit local chefs to put the finishing touches to our Chefs’ Demo Theatre which will be in Crail Kirk Hall (read more).
When you’re planning a food festival, tools include a handy sketch map drawn on a tablecloth which illustrates all the venues for 2014!
The Festivals in Fife group were well represented at the Tourism Showcase, providing information about all of the Festivals which work together to provide entertainment for our visitors throughout the year – from StAnza, Cambo Snowdrops and the Fife Jazz Festival in the early part of the year, to St Andrews Voices and the St Andrews Day celebrations in the later months.
Crail Food Festival and Festivals in Fife will also be at Fife Show this weekend, so look out for our bright t-shirts and pretty leaflets and find out more about what’s happening over the weekend of 14 – 15 June 2014. Remember, we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and have a mailing list (sign up box to the top right of our home page).