Huntly Hairst - Food Festival

A celebration of food and farming

The information on the site is currently for 2013. The 2014 Festival information will be added once we begin to prepare the new programme.

Last year's Huntly Hairst 2013 was another great celebration of local producers, food and farming over the first weekend in September. While no longer combined with the traditional 'Halloween in Huntly' festival, it maintains a link and the Farmers Market will still be open as usual for the November weekend. In addition this year we have planned a number of events to fill the space between the two festivals.

For six years the Huntly Food & Farming Festival has been continuously developing into an event embracing the cultural aspects of the town as way of celebrating local food and rural life. The festival has never really forgotten its roots when it was still part of the Halloween festivities, which is rightly popular as it brings much needed light and fun in a time of year that is usual dismal and dark.

When the food and farming aspect of the Hairst begun to develop, it made sense to bring this part forward in the year to September when the harvest is in full swing and the locally grown food is plentiful. It also coincides with the Scottish Food Fortnight in the first week of September.

While both festivals do now coexist as independently run events, there is the idea that the F&F Hairst can develop eventually into a festival season which will find its conclusion with Halloween in Huntly, a delightful way to end a seasonal celebration.

Our website is under continual development; more information is being added regularly. If you don't find what you are looking for please bookmark this page and return shortly. Alternatively you could contact one of our organisers detailed on the contact page. You can also find us on Facebook where we encourage you to link to the page which will keep you up to date with developments.

We look forward to welcoming you to Huntly for the Festival in September.

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Beer Festival

A Beer Festival will be held at the Gordon Arms Hotel in the Square on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be a selection of local ales on tap, with up to 15 available at any time. Come and enjoy a glass from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday and 12:00am to 11:00pm on Sunday. Live music on both evenings.

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

2014 Book Festival

Come and see local authors and poets.

Full details on the Book Festival page.

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