Great PerthshireFood & Drink Festival 2021

We're back!

After a year that has shaken us all, we are back this September 2021 with our fab food and drink festival throughout Perthshire. This year more than ever we want to create a festival that showcases the best we have to offer and brings our community together. Join us!

What's in it for you?

If you host an event of your choosing (during the month of September) and tell us about it we will co-ordinate event details in our brochure and help to advertise on social media and via local outlets such as Small City, Big Personality, Perthshire Advertiser and other publications.

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What is it?


We are a food and drink festival for Perthshire, throughout Perthshire.

You put on the event(s) and we market it to the public under the umbrella of the Great Perthshire Picnic.

Perthshire boasts some of Scotland’s best restaurants, chefs and artisan producers There is a strong commitment to quality, sourcing locally and seasonally.

Award-winning pies, Rosette star chefs, on-trend gin bars and proper old fashioned home-baking all go into making Perthshire one of the tastiest places you will visit – let’s shout about that!

  • The Great Perthshire Picnic (GPP) takes place throughout the whole month of September
  • Businesses have full control of their event at all times
  • GPP will help promote your event by working in partnership. Promoting the event at your site will help raise awareness for your event and the festival.
  • We will be providing street advertising, a launch event, boosted social media coverage, local newspaper coverage, national magazine articles, promotional videos and more!
  • An event brochure will be published (10,000 copies) containing all events. Deadline for inclusion Friday 1st July 2021.

In past years, events ranged from free entry to £150 and included whisky tasting evenings, Perthshire inspired menus, cooking lessons and more. Each business kept 100% of their takings!

Why get involved?

Collaboration

Great Perthshire Food & Drink Festival is coordinated by Perth & Kinross’ regional food group – Great Perthshire. We work together with other local businesses to benefit from shared promotion, experiences and recommendations, whilst supporting our community and building stronger ties with each other.

Celebrating Perthshire

There is a fantastic range of food & drink businesses in Perth and Kinross. This is a great way to connect and learn about new producers, suppliers or outlets along the way. We all want to showcase Perthshire and make it a food destination for locals as well as visitors from further afield.

Creating Opportunities

It can be difficult as a small business to spread the word about what you have to offer. Being part of the Great Perthshire Food & Drink Festival gives you the opportunity to reach a wider audience for greater value. All you need to contribute is a new or existing event which you may be already planning.

Reaching New Audiences

The Great Perthshire Food & Drink Festival is a platform for customers to access the full range of Perthshire’s bountiful larder. Being involved will therefore attract people to not only one event, but introduce them to potential new experiences – not just for a day, but over the entire month of September.

Register your event

How can I get involved?


Deadline for brochure inclusion Thursday 1st July 2021.

» Step 1: Organise an event within your business

Everything is controlled by you – the price, the location, the date, the content – everything! We don’t even take a cut. The only constraint is that the event must happen during September 2021. (Need inspiration?)

» Step 2: Tell us all about your fantastic event

Simply complete the form on the right which will talk you through the required steps. We will need the following information:

  • Event date(s), time(s) and location(s)
  • A catchy title and a high resolution marketing picture (500KB minimum, 5MB maximum) for your business or event
  • Short event summary (max 50 words for the printed brochure)
  • Full event description (for website article)

» Step 3: Choose optional advertising

We have a range of advertising packages available to choose from in the following section, each offering fantastic value for money.

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What will I get?


  • A text and image listing in our brochure (see below) - 10,000 print run.
  • A listing on our website with images and more information about your event.
  • A dedicated page on our website advertising your event and business including your business details and description.
  • Street advertising appearance on large format posters with the list of events on display.
  • Social media coverage across Facebook and Twitter with boosted posts and links back to the website.
  • Media coverage such as Perthshire Advertiser and Small City, Big Personality.

All for just £55

Each business can list up to 3 events for the initial price of £55. (PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP TO THE GREAT PERTHSHIRE WEBSITE MEMBERSHIP – YOUR ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE THIS YEAR.) Additional events can be included for a small fee of £10 each.

To ensure inclusion in the printed brochure, your event details must be submitted before Friday 1st July 2021.

Missed the deadline? Don’t worry –  After this deadline your event will still appear on the website and social media channels.

Advertising rates within the brochure

Make a bigger impact within our 10,000 print run brochure with some separate advertising.

The standard package above is included in the following prices.

FULL PAGE ADVERT

105mm x 297mm (plus 3mm bleed)

£175

HALF PAGE ADVERT

105mm x 148.5mm (plus 3mm bleed)

£125

DOUBLE PAGE ADVERT

210mm x 297mm (plus 3mm bleed)

£300

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What event could I organise?


Perthshire Inspired Menu

Why not put on a special menu for a day or even a week, featuring the best of Perthshire’s produce and showing off your restaurant’s talents?

Cooking Lessons

Offer to teach the public some techniques that you specialise in by hosting a special one-off class.

Tasting Sessions

If you are a specialist in the drinks sector, put on a tasting session and maybe pair up some food with the flavours you are tasting.

Tour of you Business

Open your doors for a special insight into the inner workings of your business and build relationships with new and existing customers.

Special Offers

Encourage new customers by offering your products at a reduced price and let them experience the full range of your wares.

Drink Festival

Host a drink festival focussing on something local and interesting (e.g. gin). Why not offer discounts to the attending customers for your products too.

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Contact Us


Got questions, just want some more information or a quick chat? Get in touch with us today!