Huntly Hairst - Food Festival

A celebration of food and farming

Last year's Huntly Hairst 2014 was another great celebration of local producers, food and farming over the first weekend in September. Unfortunately this year we have had a reduction in the number of people able to commit their time to the event. Consequently, we will be unable to provide as extensive an event as in previous years and we have taken the decision to limit the event to one day only for this year. We hope that in future years it may be possible to return the event to a two day format, and, in this regard, would welcome anyone who would like to help.

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. We hope that again this year we may be able to host a number of events to fill the space between the two festivals.

For seven 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 once again be held at the Gordon Arms Hotel in the Square on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September. There will be a selection of local ales on tap, with up to 20 available at any time (see list of ales). Come and enjoy a glass from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Friday and 11:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, Sunday will be Remnants Day 12:00am until all gone. Live music on both evenings.

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

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Come and see local authors and poets.

Full details on the Book Festival page.

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