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11am – 4pm Saturday 7 May


The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside will host the first Tastes of Ayrshire Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 7 May and, to celebrate, entry to the day-long event will be free.

The Festival, which will open from 11am to 4pm, will showcase Ayrshire and Arran’s finest food and drink with lots of mouth-watering goodies for visitors to sample, buy and enjoy.

Treats in store inside the Tastes of Ayrshire Food and Drink Festival Marquee and across the Museum Courtyard will include baking from All That’s Delicious and Little Birdhouse Bakes, preserves from Everything Chilli and Crofters Larder as well as savoury delights from Auchengree Farm Shop, Wee Broon Hens, Ballochmyle Fine Cheese, Ayrshire Wee Fish Van, Taste of New Mexico and Blackthorn Salt.

The sweet toothed will also find goodies from Schkolat to wash down with delicious hot drinks from Ground Prestwick.

As well as the fabulous food and drink, visitors of all ages will also enjoy chef demonstrations and lots of family fun including Clydesdale Horse cart tours with Tasting History Scotland’s popular Carters & Coastal Culture Tour. The Tour, which runs along Irvine Harbourside, shines a light on Ayrshire’s ‘Food Journey’ from the past to present.

As part of the Festival, the Museum will also open doors for free for the day.

Chris Woodland, Commercial Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:

We’re looking forward to the Museum Courtyard buzzing with the Tastes of Ayrshire Food and Drink Festival and opening up the Museum for free for the day.

“As the Festival is set to whet everyone’s appetite for the fabulous produce available right on our doorstep in Ayrshire and Arran, we’ll also have lots of Scottish cookery book titles in the Linthouse Gift Shop to help everyone whip up some great meals with the delicious produce they pick up on the day.”

Sheena Horner, Co-Ordinator for Ayrshire Food and Drink Regional Group, adds:

We’re delighted that one of the first events to be hosted post-Covid is a celebration of Ayrshire & Arran’s fabulous food and drinks. As well as sampling some great food and drink, there will be cooking demonstrations, the Carter’s and Coatal Tour complete with Clydesdale horse and cart, as well as free entry to The Scottish Maritime Museum. It’s sure to be a great day for all the family and it will be great to see people out and about enjoying themselves.”

More information HERE 

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