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  • Looking across the coastal town of Cullen - famous for its Cullen skink dish of smoked haddock
    The coastal town of Cullen - home to the famous Cullen Skink dish
  • Celebrity chef Nick Nairn poses in his Cook School in Aberdeen
    Celebrity chef Nick Nairn

Tantalise your tastebuds across Aberdeen City and Shire at great foodie events which celebrate the very best locally sourced Scottish food and drink. From annual festivals to one-off events, come and sample the true taste of the region.

The Taste of Grampian Food & Drink Festival in June is one of the region's most popular foodie events. The festival, held in Inverurie, features over 100 stalls with everything from Aberdeenshire whiskies and craft beers, to mouth-watering cheeses, meats and seafood. Celebrity chefs, including Nick Nairn, will give cookery demonstrations and there will be competitions, children's entertainment and lots of arts and crafts. It's a great day out for all the family.

Further north, the Huntly Hairst Food and Farming Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past five years and celebrates the foods and traditions of Aberdeenshire in September.

If you like your craft beers and ales then the Aberdeen & North East CAMRA Beer Festival in May should is not to be missed. The Campaign for Real Ale's most northerly festival features 100 cask ales from across Britain.

In August, Cullen Skink, the smoked haddock and potato soup delicacy, takes centre stage in the town of Cullen, near the border with Aberdeenshire. Now in its second year the championships aim to find the very best exponent of this popular dish and draws entries from across the region.

Wherever you are in Aberdeen City and Shire, you are never far from a unique foodie experience, so come and enjoy a true taste of the north-east.

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  1. Gradings


    Sample ales, ciders and beers.


    4 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  2. Made In Scotland


    Sport & Leisure



    Celebrating the vehicles made in Scotland.


    19 Jul 2015
  3. Gradings


    Activities celebrating Scotland's maritime and cultural heritage, featuring boat races, demonstrations and music.


    3 Jul 2015 to 5 Jul 2015
  4. Gradings


    An evening of ceilidh dancing and a Burns supper.


    24 Jan 2015

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