Fun for foodies in Edinburgh

Fun for foodies in Edinburgh

by Megan Waterhouse
Stripes Europe

If you are a lover of delicious food, wine and cooking shows, the Foodies Festival is perfect for you!

The Basics

On Aug. 23-25, Edinburgh is hosting UK’s biggest food festival, the Foodies Festival. Inverleith Park will be the backdrop for this mouth-watering celebration of winners of popular television programs “Top Chef,” “Master Chef” and “Bake Off.” The festival kicks off on Friday at 11a.m. with a plethora of food, live music by bands such as The Hoosiers, masterclasses taught by world renown chefs and appearances by chefs such as Jilly McCord (“Top Chef” finalist 2019) and Dean Edwards. As far as tickets go, there are now weekend packages available for guests wishing to attend more than one day of the festival and children under the age of twelve (as well as dogs) enter free!

Kids Zone

While there are samples of wine, cheeses, desserts, etc. for adults who attend the fest, kids get their own area to celebrate! Within the kids zone, there is a cooking theatre where cooking workshops are offered, a slime challenge and newly added dog arena for all your furry friends on short leashes!




Of course, a major draw of visitors to the festival are the food and drinks. There are three main theatres to enjoy, the chef’s theatre, cakes and desserts theatre and the dinks theatre. Within each theatre, there will be chefs displaying their skills as well as offering samples of whatever they have prepared. There are also restaurant tents and street food trucks scattered around the festival grounds.

Live Music

For further entertainment, there is live music performed by bands of various genres on the main stage. Musicians Against Homelessness are sponsoring the musical artists and will be raising funds to aid the homelessness crisis within the United Kingdom. Local bands and The Hoosiers are back by popular demand this year to entertain you with their energy-rich sound and colorful attire!


If you are looking to further your experience, there are VIP tickets available. These tickets get you one free glass of bubbly, a goody bag, access to special masterclasses and workshops, entrance into the VIP seating area, VIP bar and of course the VIP acoustic soundstage.

Attending the Foodies Festival is sure to satisfy your hunger for both decadent cuisine and live music!

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