Provenance Festival

Celebrate the best of what the north east of Scotland has to offer with Provenance Festival 2021

Celebrate the best of what the north east of Scotland has to offer with Provenance Festival 2021

Provenance Festival 2021 is a new flagship food tourism event to showcase the north east of Scotland as a world class food and drink destination, with a focus on discovering food and drink production through visitor experiences at source. 

Led by Opportunity North East, Provenance Festival 2021, from 24 September to 3 October will give visitors a unique opportunity to build their understanding of the provenance of food and drink from the fields and seas of the north east to enjoying it on their fork and glass. 

Learn about beloved Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire businesses

Passionate business owners from leading north east producers will tell the story of their products and brands though engaging, hands-on, memorable visitor experiences that cover how cheese is made, the role of wind turbines in making ice cream, how Deeside birch sap makes the perfect gin, how a coo turns straw into the highest quality beef and much, much more.

What to expect

Discover Food & Drink at Source – a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at the source of world class food and drink production across north east Scotland.  

Learn about Food & Drink at Source – gain valuable insight into food and drink production through hands on learning experiences with passionate business owners and subject matter experts.

Experience Food & Drink at Source - enjoy food and drink, celebrating local produce, share your experience and raise awareness of the region’s unrivalled produce.    

Understand Food & Drink at Source – build your understanding of what, how and where to source world class produce locally.

Events and experiences

With lots of local food and drink businesses already signed up, Provenance Festival 2021 offers something for all tastes and appetites. Experiences include:

  • a field to fork experience at Balmoral Game
  • a VIP behind the scenes 'sky to scoop' tasting tour of the farm at Mackie's of Scotland
  • exclusive tour and tasting events at Esker Spirits
  • an educational walking trail at Aberdeenshire Highland Beef

Provenance Festival is led by Opportunity North East and aims to realise the potential to create a world-class festival to highlight the region's unrivalled food and drink produce and attract visitors to experience it at source.


Are you a food and drink producer who wishes to find out more? Please email