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Award Winning Aberdeenshire food festival SeaFest Peterhead set to return in 2025

The Seafood Kitchen

SeaFest Peterhead, the award-winning Aberdeenshire seafood festival, will return in 2025 following its highly successful event in September 2023.

The festival committee announced on Tuesday, July 9, that the next edition will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2025, with plans to expand into the town centre to encourage greater business involvement

The event debuted in September 2023, attracting approximately 14,000 attendees to Peterhead’s Port and Harbour.

The decision to hold the event biennially was made to allow more planning time and ensure its continued success, given the scale of the celebration.

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Crowds at SeaFest Peterhead

Organised by a small team of volunteers in just seven weeks, the festival showcased the region’s outstanding seafood industry and won the Best New Food and Drink Tourism Experience at the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2024

The 2023 festival featured diverse activities, including live cooking demonstrations by leading north-east chefs, wild cooking workshops, free children’s entertainment, filleting demonstrations, and an emergency services showcase.

SeaFest Peterhead committee at the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards with sponsor NorthLink Ferries

As SeaFest Peterhead prepares for its return in 2025, the festival not only promises to showcase the region’s exceptional seafood industry but also aims to strengthen the community’s connection to its rich maritime heritage, further cementing Peterhead’s status as a key player in Scotland’s coastal culture and culinary landscape.

Those interested in participating in the 2025 event can register their interest by emailing

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