A true veneration of the wonderful fresh produce we are surrounded by here, this two-day event is a firm favourite with the locals, and enjoyed by all ages. Harbour Street becomes a hive of activity; lined with stalls offering local delicacies, live music, and even cookery demonstrations and competitions at the fish quay. Children are kept easily entertained with the fancy dress parade, crowning of the Seafood Queen and her princesses, and marvel at the local business’ window displays – all pertaining to a theme.
Don’t miss ‘Beer on the Pier’ on Sunday, with live music and dancing all afternoon. More Information
This festival spans across Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig, and Portavadie, as well as Tarbert – which is rich in Viking history. Every second year, fancy dress and merriment are the order of the village and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!
Our resident Vikings re-enact the steps of Magnus Barefoot in 1093, carrying the Viking long-ship (hand crafted by locals) in procession from West Loch to East Loch.
Battle re-enactments take place at the castle, as well as archery lessons, skirmishes, stalls and music, and the recreation area transforms into a mock Viking village demonstrating historic techniques and crafts. The evening sees more music and dancing, fireworks and a spectacular display of shooting fire arrows.
Flag-decorated traditional boats fill the marina for the weekend, having sailed in from all over the UK. Take a stroll along the pontoons to admire their finery and read about their history, before heading to the recreation area for refreshments, traditional crafts and perhaps a shot at the ‘Greasy-Pole’ competition!
Free community BBQ and live music take place in the marquee in the evening.
Tarbert Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Tarbert and has been going since 1705 on the last Thursday of July every year.
The shows and amusements that arrive every year keep children bursting with excitement!
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