Taste of Shetland Festival

The Taste of Shetland Festival is the highlight of Shetland’s ‘foodie’ calendar. It brings together live entertainment and cooking inspiration with some of the best food and drink Shetland has to offer. The next Taste of Shetland Festival takes place on 5-7 October 2018.

Browse the wide range of food and drink stalls from local producers, be the first to try new products launched at the Festival, and have some of Shetland’s finest ingredients cooked to order in our hot food section. Our Food Theatre has a wide range of demonstrations from leading cooks and chefs running throughout the weekend, and our Heritage Area shows why Shetland has such a special relationship with food and drink with exhibitions and live sessions. The climax of the weekend is the live final of the Taste of Shetland Cooking Challenge, when the judges crown who they believe is Shetland’s best amateur cook.

Whether you’re someone who loves food and drink, someone who wants to taste the best of Shetland or a business wanting to showcase your products, we would love to see you at the Festival.

We are delighted to announce that our next Festival will be held on 5-7 October 2018 at the Clickimin Leisure Complex, Lerwick.

The Festival is one of the hottest tickets in the foodie calendar. It attracts thousands of visitors from all over Shetland, the UK and the world. If you would like to be part of this event, you can buy tickets and book an exhibition space on this site, from early next year. If you would like to be notified when booking opens, please register for our newsletter here. And here's a video about the 2016 Festival:

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