December 9-10, 2017, 10am–4pm, Free of Charge

Bowhouse, near St Monans, in Fife, has added an exciting date for the foodie's calendar. It is to hold a Christmas food weekend providing an opportunity to see, discuss, taste and buy the best local food and drink made in Fife and beyond.

Free to attend, the indoor event promises a vibrant atmosphere with live music, a dedicated street food area, food and craft demonstrations, children’s activities and a line up of some of Scotland’s very best food and drink producers in the covered market area.

Held across two days, the market will host more than 55 stalls, ranging from venison and veal, to seaweed and artisan chocolate. Fife’s best beer, whisky and gin will sit alongside coffee roasters and specialist bakers. The East Neuk of Fife’s famous fish and shellfish will take centre stage and local master butchers will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and provide everything required for seasonal entertaining.

Those looking for Christmas presents will enjoy the carefully curated craft stalls as well as the opportunity to select festive wreaths and flowers. From local ceramics and knitwear, to contemporary jewellery and handmade soaps, charming gift ideas abound.

Browsing the stalls, visitors will be able to enjoy mulled wine and carol singing. Scotland’s Women’s Institute (SWI) will contribute with spiced drinks, tea and festive treats, as well as sharing some of their craft and cookery tips in the theatre area.

The theatre area will be led by Fife-based college, SRUC Elmwood, where chefs and food producers will take part in cooking demonstrations and talks on both the Saturday and the Sunday, revealing their favourite produce, insider tips and sharing their passion for food and drink. Those taking part include chefs like Geoffrey Smeddle from the Michelin-starred Peat Inn, alongside local artisan producers and even those with ideas for Christmas flowers and wreaths.

Children will have the opportunity to come face to face with livestock from Balcaskie Estate. Christmas crafts and the chance to get hands on creating festive food will also keep families busy.

The dedicated street food area will showcase offerings from new and established food trucks, smokeries and barbeques with carefully crafted drinks (both soft and alcoholic) on offer. SRUC Elmwood will also have a presence here as they serve up paella using hand-dived shellfish and local vegetables.

Opened in July 2017 on the Balcaskie Estate, Bowhouse is an extraordinary space: a place for producers, food lovers and a food and drink hub for Scotland. A year-round destination for food lovers to explore the best local produce, it is also a permanent base for a growing group of artisan producers: from brewers and butchers to shellfish producers and game dealers.

Founder, Toby Anstruther, said: “Bowhouse is an inspiring space for the growing number of producers making the very best of the wonderful ingredients Fife has to offer from land and sea. Our food weekends aim to share this creativity and love of food and drink with everyone of all ages.

“Bowhouse has grown very quickly to become a real destination for those who truly value outstanding produce and we’re thrilled to be able to present this winter event. It not only provides our best primary producers with a platform but it’s also an opportunity to try the newest and most creative produce in Scotland.”

The Christmas Bowhouse Food Weekend will take place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December. Further details can be found on or on:

Travel Information:

Bowhouse is continuing to attract a crowd of food-curious from Fife and beyond and travel to the venue is easy. Train stations at Kirkcaldy and Leuchars are stops on the main East Coast Mainline with regular services to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stagecoach bus services 95 (Leven–St Andrews) and X60 (Edinburgh–St Andrews) stop nearby. The popular seaside holiday town of Elie is just three miles away and a popular cycle ride along the Fife Coastal Path.