Tickets for a popular food and drink festival go on sale tomorrow – with organisers expecting demand to be high.
The Taste of Grampian – the largest food and drink showcase in the area – will welcome thousands of visitors to the event on June 2.
Celebrity chef James Martin is returning to the festival at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, for the second year in a row.
The line-up also boasts columnist, author and TV wine expert Susy Atkins, who will host a series of four wine masterclasses. Gary Mclean, Scotland’s National Chef and winner of BBC MasterChef the Professionals, will treat festival-goers to a free masterclass courtesy of main sponsors Quality Meat Scotland, however tickets are needed for the event.
A number of local chefs will be running free demonstrations throughout the day at the Seafood Kitchen, Braehead Foods Kitchen and the So on Fire BBQ Cook School.
Last year saw the inaugural Night Mart launched, and on the back of its success, this year’s organisers have decided to run the music element all day and evening until 9pm.
Managing director of event organisers Prime Event Management Carol Fowlie said: “Taste of Grampian is a highlight in the festival calendar for Aberdeenshire.
“ James Martin proved so popular last year that tickets sold out in a matter of hours. While not everyone might be able to get a ticket to his celebrity demos, he will be wandering around the mart visiting stand holders and visitors alike.
“As regards the music entertainment, we are looking for a plethora of North-east musicians and it’s a chance to showcase your talent to a wide audience.”
VisitScotland’s Year of Young People stage will showcase entertainers from the age of eight to 25.
Anyone interested should contact Prime Event Management on entertainment@primeevent management.com
Entry to Taste of Grampian is £8 for adults, and children under 16, accompanied by an adult, are free.
Tickets go on sale at 10am, and can be purchased from https://taste-of-grampian-2018.eventbrite.co.uk