Loch Fyne Food Fair marks its 26th year with line-up announcement

Loch Fyne Food Fair, Scotland’s longest-running outdoor food festival, has today announced its 2016 line-up, marking the event’s 26th year.

Published 24th Mar 2016
Updated 24 th Mar 2016

The two-day event, which is free to attend and situated on the picturesque shores of Loch Fyne, will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016.

Established in 1990 to celebrate the best food and drink Argyll has to offer, this year’s festival is set to attract 3,000 visitors.

Retaining a strong emphasis on locally sourced food & drink, the event will showcase several producers from the ‘Food from Argyll’ collective, including Winston Churchill Venison, Gigha Smoked Halibut, Bumble puddings, Fyne Ales and Loch Fyne Oysters, whose seafood stands will be stocked with fresh local fish and shellfish.

Producers from further afield include Spencerfield Spirit Company, Great Glen Charcuterie, Mhor Bread and Makar Gin, who will be running gin pairing workshops throughout the weekend.

Loch Fyne Food Fair Founder, Virginia Sumsion, commented: "We are tremendously excited to be on the cusp of our 26th Food Fair. It's rewarding to see Scotland's appetite for locally-sourced, traceable produce grow year-on-year; 2016 being no exception.

From succulent Loch Fyne oysters to refreshing craft beer, there really is no better place to try such a diverse and delicious taste of Argyll in the company of those who make and produce it.”

Loch Fyne Oysters Managing Director, Cameron Brown, also welcomed the Food Fair back to the lochside: "It's a real delight to have so many Scottish food and drink producers join us here on the spectacular shores of Loch Fyne.

Loch Fyne Oysters is now in its 37th year and it's been rewarding for the business to share this journey with our friends and colleagues at the Food Fair, while welcoming new producers and businesses into the fold."

New for 2016 and in celebration of the thematic Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, the Fair will also cast a spotlight on artists, designers and craftspeople from throughout Argyll and beyond.

An eclectic live music line-up alongside activities like cake decorating and bouncy castles will complete the family-friendly offering.

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On the Saturday evening (14th May) the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar will host its first ‘Gin Fling’, which will see a three-course menu paired or made with Makar Gin.

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