Autumn Events in Fife

10 July 2014

Planning a trip to Fife in the autumn? The compact coastal region is home to fantastic beaches, historic buildings, lush countryside, scenic towns and of course, world renowned golf courses like the Old Course in St Andrews. There are also plenty of events in Fife during the autumn to keep you entertained on your trip. If this is your first visit to Fife, make sure you don’t miss out on these great events:

Anstruther Craft Fair

What’s a holiday without a bit of shopping? Visit the Anstruther Craft Fair for a fantastic range of handmade jewellery, clothes, bath bombs, gifts and more. There’s even home baking if you need a pick-me-up after a long afternoon of shopping! All of the stalls are from local businesses and craftspeople so you won’t find the same items anywhere on the High Street. If you like to stand out from the crowd, the craft fair is perfect for one-off finds and bargains!

The fair will take place at the Anstruther Town Hall on the 21st of September.

 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

A trip to Fife wouldn’t be complete without watching a golfing event! Witness some of the finest international golfers play with tomorrow’s up-and-coming golfing stars at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship; one of the most prestigious events in the golfing calendar. The event holds an individual and a group tournament which are played over three links courses: the Old Course in St Andrews, the Championship Course in Carnoustie and Kingsbarns course 10km outside of St Andrews. Watch out for last year’s winner Branden Grace retuning to defend his title. If you only have a few days to spend at the tournament, make sure you’re there for the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday 28th of September.

The championship runs from the 26th – 29th of September, visit the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship website for more information.

St Andrews Voices Festival

After its success last year, the St Andrews Voices festival returns this autumn. The festival which takes place in some of the town’s most historic and scenic venues, is a four day celebration of different styles of music from jazz to opera and from cabaret to classical! During the festival there will be shows throughout the day as well as late-night performances, there’ll also be unmissable headline acts preforming each night. Highlights of this year’s event include performances from members of the Scottish Opera and an appearance from the award winning baritone, Ben McAteer. Music enthusiasts will also love spotting the next musical sensation amongst the up-and-coming performers.

The festival runs from the 3rd – 6th of October. For more details, visit the St Andrews Voices Festival’s website.

Cupar Arts Festival

Unleash your creative side at the Cupar Arts Festival! The biannual visual arts festival will showcase the work of striking contemporary artists against Cupar’s rural backdrop. While the event mainly focuses on the work of Scottish artists, this year’s festival will also feature artists from a far afield as Japan. The events take place in specially selected, unusual venues across the town in order to highlight the area’s little known about or hidden locations. The event will also host concerts, display public artwork and run workshops and talks by various artists. Now in its fourth year of running, organisers guarantee that 2013’s event will be a visual treat!

The event will run from the 5th – 17th of October. For tickets and to discover more about the event visit the Cupar Arts Festival’s website.  

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