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While the humble horse chestnut will hog the limelight during the Scottish Conker Championships, there will be plenty of other local autumn produce available for visitors to enjoy at this year’s festival

Should competitors (or spectators) feel peckish or thirsty during Saturday’s ninth Scottish Conker Championships, they will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding something tasty to eat or drink. Once again, the Peebles Food Festival will join in the fun on Tweed Green over the weekend, with a selection of local food producers and businesses coming together to provide a wonderful array of food and drink to sample and purchase.

Whether looking for a quick snack, something special for dinner over the weekend, or even make a start on the Christmas shopping, you’ll be sure to find something to get the juices flowing.

Visitors will be able to sample Val Brunton’s Border Bangers fresh off the BBQ; tasty bowls of goodness from Peebles-based  Risotto2Go; while the Tweeddale Youth Action Food Punks will be providing a fun demonstration of seasonal food.

Meanwhile, Leaven Deli, a Peebles-based social enterprise, will be offering warming bowls of lamb tagine, plus various breads and pastries that are also available from their store in nearby School Brae; and mixologists from the Tontine Hotel will be putting on a cocktail masterclass using Ogilvy Vodka – Scotland’s first potato vodka producer – and Edinburgh Gin.

And on Sunday only, look out for talks by Tweed Valley Venison – all you ever want to know and more about Sika deer – while food forager extraordinaire Fi Martynoga will also be on the green (2-4pm) to highlight an array of historic and foraged foods from the local area.

Bon appétit!

Further info

The Food Market on Tweed Green will be open on Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct, 10.30am to 4.30pm.