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Elgin BID Food and Drink Festival: A Taste of What to Expect

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After a hiatus during COVID-19, the Elgin BID Food and Drink Festival returns this year.

The team at Elgin BID are excited to bring back this celebration of food and beverage to the streets of Elgin, which has long been a favourite of ‘foodies’ from Moray and beyond.

The festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 20th from 10:30am-4:00pm, will be free to attend, as are all Elgin BID events.

Elgin BID manager Gemma Cruickshank is especially excited to see this event take place:

“As with all of our Elgin BID events, the end goal is to create fantastic events that leave our attendees and supporters with positive experiences.

“But importantly, our events are designed to bring people from all over the Highlands and Moray into the city centre to see what Elgin has to offer.

“The Elgin BID Food and Drink Festival usually draws crowds of up to 5,000 people, and we hope that trend continues this year!”

Elgin BID promises something for everyone at this year’s event, with the ever-popular ‘Tasty Tipple’ alcohol area returning to South Street, as well as the return of the Commerce Street kids zone.

Children who attend can expect face painting, Bubbles the clown who will be sure to have the whole family entertained, dancing princesses, and even the agricultural college who are bringing along some real-life animals to meet.

There will be over 50 stalls offering a variety of the best food, drink, and craft offerings, which visitors can attend and browse at their leisure.

This year excitingly marks the first time that the local SWI (Scottish Women Institute) group has been involved, and attendees will be able to enter their own food and drink themed creations for judging.

Those interested can visit the Elgin BID Facebook page for more information on this year’s competition categories which will include home baking, gluten free, wacky vegetables and jams.

Those looking for cooking tips or meal ideas won’t be disappointed, as there will be a variety of Chef demonstrations and cocktail demonstrations taking place throughout the day, with the full schedule available online on the Elgin BID Facebook page.

Elgin BID members can apply for a stall for free, and for those outwith the BID, stalls are just £35 this year, a reduction of £20, in response to COVID-19 and the high cost of living.

There is still time for food, drink and craft vendors to apply – simply email events@elginbid.co.uk for a link to the online application.

Alternatively, you can visit the Elgin BID Facebook page where a direct link to the booking form can be found.

Applications close on August 5th.

If you’re looking for an event that celebrates food and drink at it’s best, while entertaining the whole family, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on!

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