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Back for another year, only this time the award-winning Ballantrae Food Festival will be a two-day event packed full of top quality food and drink. Foodies can discover the amazing offering of food and drink produce as well as lots of street food. The festival is set in a large and two smaller marquees which have beautiful sea views for visitors to enjoy, with a backdrop of iconic Ailsa Craig.

Saturday 8th June is World Gin Day and Ballantrae will be celebrating with a Gin Festival within the main Festival for the weekend. Not to leave out the non-gin drinkers there will be a selection of wine, regionally produced craft beers as well as and speciality teas and coffees. Some of the businesses exhibiting their drink produce include; Crafty Distillery, Ethical Ales, The Whiskey Experience, Five Kingdoms Ale, Glenapp Castle and Linton & Co.

The main marquee is where you will find plenty of street food serving up tasty food for you to enjoy at the festival including pizza, hog roasts, curry and sweet treats.

Browse, sample and shop your way around the food and drink stalls where there will be a range of local produce. From chocolates and cheese to jams, beer and baked goods, there is plenty for you to purchase to take home or enjoy on site. Expect to see some of the best local businesses selling their produce including Co Co Company, Coulters Catering, Threapwood Fayre, Gelateria Italiana and Treats Darling to name just a few.

The Ballantrae Food Festival will also have a number of demonstrations and talks from local chefs and industry experts. These are perfect for real foodies wanting to pick up some extra tips to take home to their own kitchen.

World Gin Day

This year we’ll be celebrating World Gin Day by incorporating a Gin Festival within the main Festival, featuring craft gins from around Scotland.

The weekend won’t just be about gin though, we’ll have a great selection of craft beers, whisky, speciality teas, coffees and the very best of local and regional food producers. Street food stalls including a hog roast cooked on charcoal.

From foraging to kite making, gin tasting to cocktail making, and fabulous food demonstrations we have something for everyone.

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ballantrae gin launches on world gin day

The limited edition Ballantrae Gin has been commissioned by the Festival and developed in conjunction with Pixel Spirits. It is produced at their Gin School in Ballachulish.

It celebrates the coastal location of Ballantrae and its release coincides with World Gin Day on 8th June.

Pixel Spirits will officially launch Ballantrae Gin at The Festival by giving a talk about gin and about the development of Ballantrae Gin in particular.

The gin will be available to purchase from the Pixel Spirits stand at the Festival.

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