Cheers….Dunfermline food and crafts this weekend
Take a trip around Dunfermline’s very own micro-brewery and see how their irresistible beers are produced.
The tours of The Canmore bar and brewery are part of the Dunfermline Food and Craft Show which takes place this weekend.
Over Saturday and Sunday, the event will showcase the wide range of top quality, tasty and mouth-watering products here on our doorstep.
The organisers, Dunfermline Delivers and Kingsgate Shopping Centre, plan to build on the success of last year’s event.
In the Kingsgate, there will be around 40 stalls showcasing the best in local produce and crafts.
The inaugural event last had a packed programme of events and activities promoting the extensive menu of products offered by local firms and micro-businesses, including artisan breads, specialist cheeses and yummy cakes.
This year the attractions include a ‘Make Your Own Lunch’ cooking lesson at Grill 48 in East Port. The restaurant will also be the venue for a free mocktail-making event.
There is also the chance to learn new skills at a workshop staged by Sew Yarn Craft in the High Street.
Shop owner Aileen Wright, who took over the business in October, said, “We’re looking forward to taking part for the first time.”
There are tours around The Canmore, the town centre bar where their popular De Brus beers are brewed on the premises.
Bar owner Douglas Ross and head brewer Cameron Scott will show visitors the process involved in making the beer during two tours on Saturday.
“The tours proved popular last year and we’re hoping to show more people around this time,” said Douglas.
The tours take place at 2pm and 3pm and to book a place call the bar on 723715 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be free tastings organised by M&S, the Pancake Place, BB’s Coffee and Muffins, Starbucks, Debenhams and others.
At the Kingsgate there will be displays by Daft for Crafts, Allander Record Fairs, Cupcake Planet and others. Entertainment will be provided by Dance Ecosse, On Pointe Performing Arts, stories and songs with Suit and Pace and the Carnegie Youth Theatre.
Chris Foote, events manager for Dunfermline Delivers, said, “There are top-class eateries and retailers in Dunfermline. Many are long-established but some are newer and many people may still not know about them yet.
“This event will again provide the perfect stage to showcase what the town has to offer.”
Karen Davidson, Kingsgate assistant manager, said, ‘’The event attracted local customers and visitors from all over Fife who discovered the offer of independent and national businesses in and around town and hopefully encouraged repeat visits and dwell time.’’