Foodies Festival descends on Inverleith Park once again

Posted on Aug 2, 2017

The tents are beginning to be erected ahead of this weekends food festival in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park.

I cycled through the park on Tuesday and noticed preparations had begun to transform the park which lies just over the road from the Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh. I stopped to draw this sketch of the busy workers and the city, and Arthurs Seat in the distance.

Its a great location for the festival and an nice walk from Edinburgh centre through Stockbridge so be sure to head down the hill this weekend to see (and sample!!) the many food and drink stalls showing their wares.

The festival runs on Friday 4th (11am-7pm), Saturday 5th (10am-8pm) and Sunday 6th August (10am-7pm).

There are cookery classes for young and old and appearances from celebrity chefs as well as local food and drink suppliers showing their produce. Its a great place to try something new and often meet the growers themselves.

For more information visit the Foodies Festival website below.

Thanks to the generous organisers I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for the festival, simply leave your name as a comment below to go into the grand draw I am running on social media.

I will pick 5 random winners on Thursday morning and each will receive a pair of tickets. Due to lack of time the winners names will be put on the guest list to gain entrance so no physical tickets will the sent out.

This sketch was drawn on location in pen and watercolour. 

Foodies Festival website


  1. EdinburghSketcher
    3rd August 2017

    Hi Maria,
    Mark here at Edinburgh Sketcher.
    Congratulations, you have won a pair of my tickets to Foodies Festival this weekend!! All I need from you is two names which will go on to the guest list. Then when you arrive tell them you have won tickets and you will be allowed access once only on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. For more information about the festival see here:

  2. Maggie Rouxel
    3rd August 2017

    Maggie Rouxel

  3. Paul isaacs
    3rd August 2017


  4. Nicola Boyle
    3rd August 2017

    Thank you x

  5. Pam Thorburn
    2nd August 2017

    Pam Thorburn.

  6. Karin Stevens
    2nd August 2017

    Here’s hoping for some sunshine in the weekend!

  7. Maria Brichs
    2nd August 2017

    Maria Brichs!

  8. Sarah Cairney-Fraser
    2nd August 2017

    Went to this event a couple of years ago and it was fab!

  9. Johan Chalmers
    2nd August 2017

    Go foodies 🙂

  10. Simon Harding
    2nd August 2017


  11. Frances Mitchell
    2nd August 2017

    Thank you

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