The Scottish Smallholder Festival is a great day out with something to offer anyone with an interest in small-scale food production, crafts and sustainable living.

If you’re a smallholder or crofter, a vegetable grower, allotmenteer, or an aspiring smallholder, you’ll get to meet and chew the fat with like-minded people from across Scotland and beyond, with a whole wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

What’s at the Festival?

You can find out what’s on here.

In these pages you’ll find all the information you need to plan your day out at the Festival, and to make the most of the day.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are £10 per person providing you purchase before 23.59 on the 13th October. Tickets on the day and at the gate are £15.

However, there is an early bird offer in place which allows you to purchase an entry ticket at the discounted price of £7.50 before the end of August.

Where is the Festival being held?

The Festival is being held at The Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, EH28 8NB

See the travel and accommodation information for details.

Is there car parking?

There is car parking available at the venue, which is run by the Royal Highland Centre and costs £5 per car, this is outwith the control of the Scottish Smallholder Festival. Alternatively visitors can take the tram to the airport and enter through the North Gate only.

What happens if it rains?

The Festival is being held almost entirely under cover, so will be unaffected by poor weather. The food court however is outside.

Can I bring my dog?

Well mannered dogs on fixed short leads are permitted at the venue. No dogs are allowed in any areas where they may cause distress to exhibitors’ animals, notably the sheep and goat lines. Please respect this. Please don’t leave dogs in vehicles.

More questions?

If after reading you still have questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.