North-east's biggest food and drink festival returns

Celebrity chefs James Martin and the Hairy Bikers will be amongst those attending the festival.

Aberdeen's Taste of Grampian festival is back, returning after a two-year hiatus. The event moves to a bigger venue at Aberdeen’s P&J Live for 2022, and will be taking place on Saturday, 4th of June.

An estimated 15,000 people are expected at the festival, which will include cooking demonstrations from The Hairy Bikers and James Martin, masterclasses from local chefs, wine and gin tastings, and over 80 of the north-east's best local producers. Once you've worked up an appetite, just have a wander around the festival's various street food stalls and vans, and find some good grub to keep you going. The event will also include entertainment and a live music stage.

This year’s Taste of Grampian is centred around sustainability, so expect to see responsibly-sourced meat and vegetables, as well as locally-landed seafood in the fish market. Alan Clarke, chief executive at event sponsor Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said: “The event showcases the wealth of fantastic local produce in the area and it presents an opportunity to demonstrate the versatility and taste of the Scotch brands, as well as boost the global reputation of Scotland as one of the most sustainable countries to produce red meat.”

Peter Cook, director of food, drink and agriculture at Opportunity North East, said: “Our region is renowned for quality food and drink [...] Taste of Grampian will be a fantastic opportunity for consumers to catch up with producers and sample and buy their unique products.”

There will be talks and demonstrations running throughout the day, hosted by big names in the food and drink world. Early bird tickets are now available to purchase online, priced at £10, and children under 12 go free. Additional tickets for chef demos are available to purchase at £15.

To purchase tickets or find out more about the event, please visit

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