Festival Market

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

All who came to September’s Stranraer Oyster Festival were invited to discover the fantastic range of local food and drink, catering, art works and crafts for sale at the event. Every single one of our talented traders contributed hugely to the atmosphere of this memorable first-time festival, by selling their superb and locally produced creations of many contrasting kinds in our Festival Market.

We are indebted to the following businesses who worked so hard to support the Festival in its first year. We’d be delighted to have all of you back again in 2018. Thank you.




Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery Company Ltd.
Oysters and champagne anyone?
Raise your glass with the Loch Ryan Oyster Co. for the perfect celebratory combo.  Join us in toasting simply the best oysters you will ever taste in your life. Served in our Market Marquee – fresh by the shores of Loch Ryan.

Rhone Cottage
Fruit and veg, fresh from the garden, jams, chutneys and cheeses beautifully displayed for all to see

Stonehouse Pet Care Doggie Deli
Festive Fayre for Fido! Delicious doggie treats as never before

Hare and Boathouse
Cleverly crafted patchwork and tweed bags, purses and pretty accessories

Magical powers? – well it certainly seems to work! Lovely range of magnetic jewellery with the power to aid wellbeing.

Mobile Massage
Sooth away your stress with a 10 minute on site massage – in expert hands of course.

Kim Kirk Events
Make time for a glass of refreshing prosecco or a sparky cocktail!

Crafty Scottish Distillers Ltd.
From grain to glass – sip an award- winning, Hills and Harbour gin – or two, in the company of our brilliant local distillers. Why not buy a bottle too?

Cedar Cottage Country Foods
Fire up the barbecue for Bratwurst, burgers, sizzling bacon and delicious, juicy sausages.

Talk of the Town
Cockles and mussels alive alive oh!  You can try tasty tubs of seafood – little whelks too, as well as a wide range of child-friendly, freshly made street food.

Glenapp Castle
There’s always time for a glass of wine. The staff from Ayrshire’s magnificent Glenapp Castle invite you for a drink.  Teas and coffees will also be on sale.

The Quirky Tiffin Company
Thoroughly tasty Tiffin packed with goodness and ready to eat.

A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience & Shop
Always time for a dram! Explore, nose and taste a fine selection of malt and single cask whisky. Bottles on sale too.

Galloway Fudge Company
Looking for a good old sugar rush? Homemade fudge, marshmallows, chocolate and macaroons. You won’t be disappointed.

Gifted Squirrel
Scented sticks and candles, creative concrete coasters, and many other charming gifts to buy and to share.

Solway Silver
Handcrafted silver jewellery, cleverly inspired by the treasures of the deep…

Linda Irving Felt Artist
Enjoy the work of this special artist who ‘paints with felt’ making delightful art pieces and wearable art, inspired by our lovely, local natural coastal environment.

Molten Fire
Firey stuff from pyrographer Ivan Stelling – fascinating ‘fire art’ in pictures and intricately designed wooden boxes.

Scoops and Shakes
There’s always time for an ice cream and what better when crammed into a yummy chocolate and coconut coated oyster shell!

Marrbury Smokehouse
Our fabulous, locally smoked seafood and fish, fresh from one of Galloway’s famous smoke houses.

Galloway Chillies
They’re hot! Ignite your taste buds with locally produced chillie preserves, mustards and toddies – all pre-packed and ready to eat. Fresh chillies too – loose…. and wild.

Portpatrick Brewery
Renowned for ‘refreshing the Rhins’ this innovative craft brewery has beer by the bottle and the barrel. Intriguing brews like Fog Horn Ipa, and Gulf Stream Golden Ale make their drinks simply impossible to refuse.

Pieroni and Sons
West Coast favourites, award-winning fishmongers from Ayr, have been in the business for nearly 70 years. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Festival selling Tiger Prawns and succulent scallops among other sea foodie surprises.

Saucy Desserts
Seriously sweet and why not?
Sticky Toffee Pudding and Cheesecake extraordinaire are bound to tempt.

Wigtown Festival Company
Meet the gang from the Wigtown Book Festival with their Pop-Up Festival Box Office. Make sure of getting your programme along with all the tickets you want for their annual literary extravaganza that kicks off in Wigtown the weekend following our Oysterfest.

Gina Lillycrop Designs
Delightful lampshades. Textile pictures plus beautifully designed textile brooches – and much more.

Curly Tale Books
Watch out –  Pinchy McNip is on the loose…. he’s waiting for you along with wee McAsh and the Pirates! Wigtownshire artist and author Amanda Sutherland joins Curly Tale Bookshop telling hilarious stories during a sneak preview of her brand new children’s book. Are you really sitting comfortably?

Dyed in Knots
Some things never ever date. Bring out your inner hippie! Now is the time to buy your favourite, brightly coloured tie dyed T-shirts and tops.

‘Treats Darling?’
Fun and creative too – these yummy cake-pops, cookies, tray-bakes and full size cakes are sure to tempt.

Gorgeous and irresistible – stunning tartan, tweed and denim quilts and cushions

Jax – Baskets and Willow Work
Hand grown, hand made and hand crafted in Galloway – baskets and beautifully woven willow-ware.

Izen Juice
Freshly whizzed juices – raw and ready to eat along with plant based sandwiches and healthy snacks.

The Little Bakery
Still room left? There’s nothing that a traditional pie won’t fill. Choose from an impressive selection of flavoured pies from pie master baker Kerr Little of Dumfries.

Greybe Fine Olive Products

Based in Dumfries and Galloway, Greybe Fine Olive Products will be selling an amazing selection of delicious multi award-winning extra virgin olive oils (natural and flavoured), cured olives and Greek mezes. They are passionately committed to promoting a responsible business journey encompassing organic farming methods, sustainable business practices and giving back to our local communities and our planet.

Annie’s Delicious Bakes

The Damn Fine Cheese Company

And finally…

We are also delighted to be joined by one of our event sponsors – MacMillan Cancer Support, as well as Glow Gold September which aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Staff and volunteers talk about their work and chat to visitors who may want information, support and contacts.

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