We are very sorry to announce that this year“s Festival has been cancelled.

In order to develop the Festival from a one day to a two day event in the interest of the event“s future financial sustainability, we needed to secure some key local funding from elsewhere.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful..

In the coming weeks, the new Board of The Ballantrae Trust will reflect on the reasons for the decision and whether a Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink should return in 2019.

We have made contact with stallholders to inform them of the decision and are in the process of refunding their booking fees.

Obviously we are very disappointed.  We“d like to thank all those stallholders and suppliers for agreeing to support the Festival this year.  We shall let you know if it is decided to host one again in 2019.

Any questions please address them to Chris Hanna, Development Officer, The Ballantrae Trust by email to ballantraetrust@gmail.com