Port Erroll Harbour Fish Festival set to draw crowds

Why not head down to Port Erroll Harbour and enjoy this year's fish festival.
Why not head down to Port Erroll Harbour and enjoy this year's fish festival.

All roads lead to Cruden Bay this weekend for the Port Erroll Harbour Fish Festival.

The festival gets underway on Saturday (August 23), from 12 noon until midnight, and there’s sure to be something for everyone who goes along.

This year’s event kicks-off with a festival parade from Dardanelles to the harbour where there will be 20 stalls, including food, crafts, art and photography, face painting and a bouncy castle for the kids, and a fish barbecue.

The first session of craft workshops and balloons will get underway at 1pm, with the judging of the fancy dress competition also taking place at this time. At 2pm visitors can enjoy a commemorative flight flypast in honour of Trygvve Gran’s epic flight 100 years ago. There will be strawberry teas and a visit from the Peterhead lfeboat and crew and the local Coastguard team.

A para-kiting demonstration will take place as well as be jet ski rides and surf riders, while a canoe ‘come and try’ will take place in the inner harbour.

There will also be boat trips on the ‘Onward’ from the harbour to Slains Castle.

A cookery demonstration by Cat’ Frankitti will be held at 2.30pm with session two of craft workshops and balloons at 3pm. The evening fun begins at 7pm with a music festival including Plot 66, Oxbow Lake Band, Rebox, the Young Ythan Fiddlers and Serena Wilson School of Dance.

A stovie supper starts at 8.30pm with the evening finishing with a commemorative fieworks display at 9pm.