Event Preview: Milngavie Food and Drink Festival

Milngavie food and drink festival

Don’t miss the Milngavie Food and Drink Festival

31st August – 1st September 2018


The Milngavie Food and Drink Festival is back and will kick off at 5 pm on Friday 31st August with a town centre ‘gathering’ which will include a ceilidh band for some outdoor dancing and the Scottish folk band ‘Heron Valley’. The evening bar will be provided by Scottish Microbrewers Jaw Brew and local bar Finsbay offering a selection of Scottish Gins.  The firedog hot dog van will be on hand to provide hot dogs to the hungry crowd.


Milngavie food and drink festival

On Saturday 1st September Celebrity Chef and Masterchef winner, Gary MacLean will be doing a cooking demonstration at 430pm using the finest ingredients from local fishmonger Fantoosh Fish. Two lucky winners will then be served the foodie delights in a magical dome! 

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Masterchef Gary MacLean


‘The Great Milngavie open mic stage’ from 1.30pm – 3.30pm which will feature up and coming acts and also the wonderful Christine Bovill, The Acoustic Butterflies and finishing the evening with the Shiverin Sheiks.

Saturday’s event will combine some of the best local food and drink businesses, such as a gin bar from Finsbay, Wine and Prosecco from Garvies, Beer and Cider from Jaw Brew,  free children’s cake decorating from Honeybee Bakery, Fish and Fizz from Fantoosh Nook and Colpi’s ice cream –  who will be there to celebrate their 90th year of artisan ice cream making (there may even be some tastings of their new flavour!).

Tickets into the fenced festival area gives entry to the bars (with first drink free), an ‘I am not a plastic glass glass’ music and food sampling and family-friendly entertainment.

Milngavie food and drink festivalOutwith the festival area around the town centre, Main street and Douglas Street will include a selection of stalls from Lochnell Native Oysters, Taste of Spain, Deli Zique, Gavin’s Mill, Everything Chilli amongst others. There will also be an array of hot food providers including Fire Dog, Duck Street Food, Oscar’s Woodfired Pizza, Putter Club and Apecini Risotto arancini rice balls.

Liza Moran, Manager at the Town Centre BID ‘Milngavie, try it, live it, love it’ commented that

we are delighted to be hosting this fantastic event for locals and visitors alike which will boost the local economy and showcase the local area and the strong and ambitious business community. we have here in Milngavie. It is thanks to all the local businesses that events like these are possible’




Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September 2018




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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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