Festival Market

A most delicious feast of flavours, fun and fabulous produce!

The Market Marquee will be bursting with delicious local produce and beautiful local crafts, and best of all, you’ll get to browse and buy direct from the makers.  Here’s the producers who will be joining us for the 2018 festival!


Gallovidian Liqueurs

Small batch, hand crafted liqueurs presented in a variety of quirky and highly gift-able bottles.  Made using locally sourced fruits and herbs where possible.

Molten Fire

Hand burnt pyrography wooden art, including stunning boxes and pictures, plus a range of beeswax candles and honey globes.  The art of pyrography uses varying grades of heat to scorch a design into the wood.

Happy Snail

Beautiful knitted accessories, inspired by the rocks, sea, flora and fauna of Galloway, including the famous Beltie Beanie hat, plus other Belted Galloway themed products.

Crafty Distillery

The Crafty team will keep us all in good spirits with their fantastic Hills & Harbour Gin, finalists in no less than seven categories at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards!

Portpatrick Brewery

Traditional beers from our local brewery inspired by the local area, which means you’ll find Gulf Stream Golden Ale, Dark Skies Chocolate Stout and Beltie Blonde amongst other delicious real ales.


Creators of world famous Highland malt whiskies.

CoCo Company

Artisan luxury hand filled chocolates, chocolate gifts and they’ll be bringing their yummy chocolate fountain along!


Beautiful hand crafted, hand poured, natural wax scented candles.

Galloway Fudge Company

Locally-made fudge, marshmallows, chocolate, tablet and macaroons – so many sweet treats you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Steilhead Cider

Award winning locally made Scottish cider.

Big Bunz

So many treats!  Cupcakes, cakes, muffins, tablet, macaroon, fudge and mallowpops!

Saucy Desserts

Purveyors of possibly the best sticky toffee pudding in the world, plus they make scrumptious cheesecake, mmm…

Flames of Passion

Locally made handmade candles and tealights

Hare and Boathouse Creations

Beautiful handmade bags, purses and accessories, made locally using the finest materials including Harris Tweed and Cork.

Drumrae Designs

Home décor and bespoke goodies made from wood and acrylic with a wee bit of tartan and tweed thrown in too!

Linda Irving Felt Artist

An artist who ‘paints with felt’ to create stunning wearables and framed art, inspired by the sea, landscapes and the natural world.


A range of gift and craft items including keyrings, unicorm clay heads, books and shell craft.

The Little Bakery

Famous for their huge range of pies that cause queues at every farmers’ market in the region, The Little Bakery is bringing all the pies, plus bread, sausage rolls and bridies.

Treats, Darling?

These sold out in super-fast time last year, and it’s no wonder.  A sumptuous range of beautifully presented indulgent cakepops, cakes, traybakes and cookies.

Cedarbank Studio

Stunning paintings and artworks inspired by the sea.

Galloway in Pencil

Pencil drawings, prints, cards and artwork of Galloway scenes by local artist Heather Dickinson.

Jane Fraser Studio

A wide range of beautiful glass and wooden jewellery, paintings and wood turned objects such as bowls.

Solway Silver

Stunning handcrafted silver items and handmade lampshades with a marine/coastal theme.

Our Wigtownshire

Our local lifestyle magazine, Our Wigtownshire, will be sharing what they do and selling magazine subscriptions.


From pampering treats and beauty therapies to reflexology and sports massage, Stranraer based Therapeutics can rejuvenate and revitalise!

The Wee Shade Shop

Light up your visit with one of these unique handmade lamps and shades, made with up-cycled bottles and hand selected fabric.

Damn Fine Cheese Company

Treat yourself to a tasty selection of delicious cheese truckles plus accompanying chutney and oatcakes – they’re damn fine.

A. Reynolds

Explore this beautiful range of silver jewellery, inspired by nature and made with natural materials, including sea glass and sea shells.

Dyed in Knots

Add a bit of colour with these locally created hand dyed bags, clothing and accessories.  Dyed with non toxic colour-fast procion dyes.

A.D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience

lf you’re into whisky A. D. Rattray’s is a must visit.  Based just up the road in Ayrshire, the visitor centre is the place to go for tastings and information from our local independent whisky experts.

Five Kingdoms Brewery

Hailing from the Isle of Whithorn where on a clear day you can see the five kingdoms of England, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Wales and Scotland, these outstanding local beers are now available in bottles.

The Quirky Tiffin Company

These outstanding sweet treats went down a storm at last year’s Stranraer Oyster Festival and we are thrilled to have the tiffin experts from Wigtown back to tempt us with tastiness!

It’s the Thought That Counts!

Need a thoughtful gift?  We have the perfect trader for you to visit.  Selling a range of gift items including Italian leather handbags, scarves, umbrellas and natural wax.

Marrbury Smokehouse

Gleneagles’ Chef Andrew Fairlie hails it as “the best smoked salmon in the world!” and it’s difficult to disagree! Traditional hand smoked, hand carved salmon created by true artisans.


Fancy something sweet?  Go on, you know you want to!

Wigtown Book Festival

Want to know anything at all about the fabulous Wigtown Book Town Festival?  It’s happening just a few days after our Oyster Festival and the Book Fest team will be joining us to share information and programmes.

Oban Fish Company

Bringing a superb range of seafood treats, the Oban Fish Company will be selling the harvest of the sea, including smoked seafood, trout, fish, pate, mussels, pies, chowder, fishcakes and scallops.

Unique Sweets & Savouries

A popular trader at farmers’ markets across Dumfries & Galloway, tuck into samosas, haddock quiche and veg quiche, traybakes and cakes.

Sharma’s Street Food

A pop-up authentic Indian street food kitchen from Ayrshire serving freshly made pakora and home-made curries.

Sulwath Brewers

Named after the ancient name for the Solway Estuary, Sulwath are D&G’s oldest craft brewery, based in Castle Douglas with an award winning range of beers.

Creation Sensation

Beautiful bows and lots of them!  Browse this colourful collection of creative hair bows.


Our Seafood Celebration Marquee is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, a fantastic funding initiative that fishing businesses and fisheries communities, like Stranraer.

Stranraer Oyster Festival

Want to get your hands on some official Oysterfest merch?  This is the place to go!

Probus Club

You can find out all about the good work of our local Probus Club and meet some of the members.


Treat yourself to beautiful Tropic products including skin care, make up and bath & body products.


You’ll also find a fantastic selection of stand alone stalls alongside the festival marquees.

The Moo Bar

A mobile bar in a horsebox – beautifully compact and full of a tempting array of grown up treats.

Ballards Catering

The Ballards team are famous for their tasty hog roasts, slowly roasted by experts.

Cedar Cottage

If seafood isn’t your think, tuck into these juicy Aberdeen Angus Burgers.


Ask about our local bird life and find out about memberships.

Cool Licks and Hot Drinks

They’ll warm you up with a range of hot drinks, or cool you down with delicious ice creams!

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