It is already the country’s biggest two-day agricultural event and plans have now been unveiled to expand the eclectic fare on offer at the Turriff Show.
The event returns in the summer and research carried out by the organisers has discovered that one of the main draws for the thousands of visitors who flock to the Haughs is the range of food and drink on offer.
There is a waiting list of producers who want to showcase their wares at the agricultural extravaganza. So, in order to deal with this demand, a larger food and drink marquee will be in place with a distinct focus on local produce.
>> Keep up to date with the latest news with The P&J newsletter
Graeme Mackie, Turriff Show president for 2019, is convinced this presents a great chance to shine a light on businesses creating the very best cuisine and he and his colleagues have no intention of resting on their laurels.
Mr Mackie said: “As organisers of such an important event in what is one of the most iconic food and drink regions of Scotland, it is absolutely right that we shout loud about what we grow, rear and manufacture in the north-east.”
“This region produces some of the world’s most valuable and respected brands in our Scotch Whisky, Scotch Beef and Lamb and Scottish Seafood, and we want to make the Turriff Show a big part of its promotion.”
Have you completed our #online survey about @turriffshow 2018? We have two fantastic #prizes from @NorviteStore to give away when the survey closes on 20th September 2018. For more info on the prizes visit our website. Complete the survey here; https://t.co/hk9iOAkwe1 pic.twitter.com/nKmHMParqO
— Turriff Show (@turriffshow) August 28, 2018
“We also have over 100 tremendous food and drink manufacturers in Aberdeenshire who have built quality brands that are now being sold all over the world.”
“The show is a great place to see the whole of the region’s food production chain, and we have very strong support from Scotland’s livestock farmers who exhibit arguably the best beasts in our industry.”
“We also have the huge draw of our cultural heritage to attract visitors from all over the world.”
Turriff Show is a registered charity first established in 1864 and regularly attracts 30,000 visitors every year.
The 155th event takes place the Haughs on Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5.