Media release: Fabulous festive food at Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

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AN impressive gathering of food and drink experts and cooking professionals will share their favourite festive tips at Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, when it returns to SEC, Glasgow from 21 – 24 November 2019.

The Country Living Kitchen, sponsored by Stoves, will bring together some of the country’s finest food and drink producers to demonstrate how to make delicious seasonal recipes to impress family and friends with this festive season. This is the perfect place to pick up tips and tricks from the experts as they prepare tempting seasonal festive dishes, using delicious, fresh ingredients.

Sessions will include:

* Jasmine McDonagh of Scotia Spice Curry For Christmas

* Lauren Shields, patisserie chef at Tennent’s Training Academy Decorating Festive Cupcakes

* Karon Grieve of Larder Love will make festive treats including Figgy Pudding Balls

* Iain Pirrie of Ednburgh School of Food and Drink Christmas Canpes and Party Food

* Bob McDonald from Burren Balsamics How to Make Balsamic Vinegar an Everyday item

* Anthony Gallant from Tennent’s Training Academy will present a Festival Cocktail Masterclass

Away from the Country Living Kitchen, the temptations and treats continue with an exclusive collection of artisan food and drink producers giving visitors the chance to sample authentic regional delicacies such as gourmet sausages and hams, local cheeses and pâté, Christmas cakes, puddings, chocolates and tempting festive drinks.

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair will bring together over 350 of the UK’s finest craftsmen and women to offer unique gifts, decorations, crafts, food and inspired interior ideas, to help bring that magical Christmas sparkle to every home.

Arts and craft lovers can pick up everything required to get seriously creative this Christmas and have a go at creating their own unique items at The Country Living Crafting Workshops where 23 sessions will take place over the four days.

A festive day’s shopping wouldn’t be complete without popping in to the Viking Cruise Champagne Bar – a great place to review purchases, plan the rest of the day’s shopping or just relax with a glass of champagne.

For further information or to book tickets, call 0844 581 1385 or visit


Notes for editors:

The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair will be at the SEC, 21 – 24 November 2019.

To find out more, visit #CLXmasFair

Opening times

Thurs 21 Nov            10am-5pm

Fri 22 Nov                  10am-5pm

Sat 23 Nov                10am-5pm

Sun 24 Nov               10am-4pm


Day and VIP tickets are available in advance and on the-door, starting at £19 for a standard adult advance ticket (subscriber discounts available). Details of all tickets can be found here

A VIP package is available, with prices from £60. VIP visitors will enjoy priority access to the Fair and receive a goody bag full of wonderful treats and access to a private lounge offering complimentary tea and coffee and Prosecco.

About Country Living Fairs

The Country Living Fair began nearly 30 years ago with a spring edition in London, and soon afterwards, a Christmas edition was launched. In 2004, a spring edition was launched in Glasgow, which was changed to a Christmas fair in 2008. The Glasgow show has grown significantly since its inception and now boasts over 350 exhibitors, and attracts over 17,000 visitors.

Country Living Christmas Fair showcases new and upcoming talent, providing designer-makers with a platform to showcase their goods to high-spending visitors, who travel from all over the country to visit.  Visitors can choose from a selection of home and garden ware, arts and crafts, regional food and drink, and the latest fashion and accessories.

Case studies and photography

Various exhibitor case studies and photography are available on request.

Press Office at the event

Country Living will be operating a press office at The Fair on Thursday 21 November. Please contact Jill Creighton for more information.

Media contact

Jill Creighton, Headline PR 07775 862552

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