Get a taste of Dunfermline's food and craft weekend

A PROSECCO van, pizza making, gin and coffee tasting events, as well as cooking with Khushi’s, are just some of the attractions for Dunfermline’s food and craft weekend.

It takes place on May 5 and 6 and has been organised by Dunfermline Delivers and the Kingsgate Shopping Centre.

With more local companies, venues and volunteers have embraced the opportunity to support the food and craft event that has now been running for three years.

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Alongside the food, drink and craft stalls in the Kingsgate, the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is organising The Empire Strikes Back, an empire biscuit decorating event for children. 

The Glen Pavilion will host a vintage market and tea dance presented by the charity, Playlist for Life, and for gin lovers there’s a tasting by Fife company Eden Mill, at Grill 48.

Kids can learn how to make their own pizza and, for dessert, there’s a cheesecake making class, both at Dine at 29.

Café Wynd is hosting a coffee tasting by Kinross-based coffee experts, Unorthodox Roasters, and there will be a food photography exhibition curated by Chris Duffy of The Auchtermuchty Food Museum.

Local artist, Alan Grieve, will be hosting a food themed colouring wall and there will be an art flavour in the Kingsgate too with exhibits from Dunfermline Rotary Club’s Young Writer/Photographer competitions on display.

It will feature work from 28 local primary schools and Dunfermline's four high schools.

Chris Foote, events manager at Dunfermline Delivers, said: “This event has been growing year on year – each year more town centre venues get involved.”

For the first time, transport and drinks are combined.

The Kingsgate is hosting both a smoothie bike and the Dapper Drinks prosecco van. It's also the venue for a Fire Station Creative pop up shop, which will display some of the resident artists’ work.

Karen Davidson, assistant manager at the Kingsgate, said: “The event brings a large amount of footfall into town, around 7,500 last year, dwell time is increased significantly and the event creates a buzz about the town.” 

More details will be updated on dunfermline-delivers.co.uk

Dumferline Press
5th April 2018