Foodies Festival, Edinburgh: Win Tickets!

2 August 2014

Image via Foodies Festival
Hey everyone!

I have a little competition on offer today.. Next weekend is the annual Foodies Festival at Inverleith Park, Edinburgh (8th-10th August) and I've been offered tickets to give away! Keep scrolling for your chance to win tickets which are valid for any 1 day throughout the weekend.

About the Foodies Festival

You may have seen a little about the event on fellow bloggers' vlogs and blog posts throughout the summer; it's been touring up and down the UK since May, and it's finally hitting Edinburgh to bring a little feasting to the Scottish capital!

This year the event will feature:
"Top chefs joining the festival this summer include MasterChef the Professionals runners-up Adam Handling and Scott Davies, Great British Menu’s Jacqueline O’Donnell of The Sisters, Mark Greenaway of Bistro Moderne, TV Chef Tony Singh, The Pompadour by Galvin Head Chef Craig Sandle, CafĂ© St Honore’s Neil Forbes and Glasgow’s The Three Sisters bakers Gillan, Nichola and Linsey, all of whom will cook their signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre while explaining how home cooks can prepare the same dishes for friends and family."
It also has the following special event areas within the arena:
"A Chocolate, Bake and Preserves Theatre, which will host top pastry chefs, chocolatiers, bakers and sugarcraft experts. This is complemented by the new Chocolate, Baking and Preserves Village, for those with a sweet tooth and who enjoy home baking, with a selection of stalls selling baking essentials and the latest gadgets. 
A brand new outdoor BBQ Arena will appeal to lovers of al fresco dining. The purpose built BBQ stage will feature hourly BBQ cooking demonstrations and invite the audience to take part in BBQ challenges; meat-eating competitions and they can even learn how to make a ‘BBQ cake’!
A new Chilli Market spices things up with a range of chilli-growers and artisan producers of sauces, sweets and jams. For those who can handle the heat a Chilli Eating Challenge takes place at 5pm daily.
A new Feasting Tent at the heart of the festival becomes a social hub, where visitors can relax and enjoy their purchases in the company of chefs, friends and family at long banqueting tables.
Another exciting addition this year is the Vintage Tea Tent that will hold daily tea dances, alongside a Vintage Kitchen Market allowing visitors to pick up beautiful pieces to add to their own kitchens at home.
Returning features this year include the popular Drinks Theatre, where regular masterclasses and demonstrations allow visitors the chance to taste and learn about wine, champagne, sherry, ales and spirits with experts including TV’s Charles Metcalfe, beer expert Melissa Cole and champagne expert Neil Phillips. There is also a daily cocktail making competition to find the best cocktail in Edinburgh, judged by an audience of Foodies visitors.
This year, in the Street Food Avenue, visitors can enjoy a huge selection of award winning hot and cold food from around the world including hog roasts, Vietnamese buns, exotic meats, tapas, churros, burritos, Moroccan tagines, South American prime beef, Jamaican and Thai street food.
There is plenty for little foodies to do as well with the Children’s Cookery Theatre hosting “Around the World” themed cookery classes. These workshops will help children find their taste buds and teach them basic cooking skills.
The entertainment stage features live music acts and fringe performers throughout the day until 7pm.
Tickets are available via the Foodies Festival website with the following pricing options:
  • 1-day adult ticket for Friday £10.00
  • 1-day adult ticket Saturday or Sunday £12.00 (£10.00 concession)
  • 3-day adult ticket £18.00 (£15.00 concession)
  • 1-day VIP* ticket £38.00 (Friday VIP* ticket £35)
        * VIP tickets include a glass of Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine on arrival, access to the VIP tent throughout the day, a goody bag and priority entry to theatre and masterclass sessions as well as a private bar with refreshments throughout the day and great views of the entertainment stage.

        All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.

        Image via Foodies Festival

        Image via Foodies Festival

        .... Salivating now are you?

        Here's your chance to win 2 tickets to Foodies! I have 12 tickets to give away in total, so 6 lucky winners could be heading to the event with a friend!

        a Rafflecopter giveaway - *NOW CLOSED*

        Note: Tickets are only valid for 1 day throughout the weekend, and you have the choice of Friday 8th, Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th August.

        Get entering! Are you excited for the Foodies Festival to arrive..? I can't wait to visit as an official Foodies Festival Blogger this year!



        1. You know me, Laura! Who am I to resist food? *Props up box of chocolates*

        2. Haha, we are most definitely twins!


        Thanks for reading! x