Shopping, Food & Drink

From book buying to the finest food and drink from the Borders and beyond

With free entry to Harmony Gardens and The Orchard, you can browse the festival bookshop, with book signings taking place throughout each day, and satisfy your tastebuds with fine food and drink from the food village.

Festival Bookshop

Be inspired by a wide range of books for adults and children. There’s lots of space for browsing, buying and book signings along with the kids’ corner, where families can sit and read. The bookshop’s opening hours are 3.30pm on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am on Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday, closing late every day – giving you plenty of time to find your next best read!

As a charity, we run our own bookshop. All proceeds go directly back into delivering the festival and our outreach work.

Judy Murray Book Signing
Food And Drink

The Food Village

At the 2024 festival we had taste buds tingling with some of the finest food and drink from across the Borders and beyond. Under our giant stretch tent, Sips Events will keep you in good cheer with their finest beers, wines and craft gins.

This year foodies were spoiled for choice with the finest Scottish seafood from Alandas, a taste of Italy from Pizza Geeks, American-style burgers and hotdogs from The Penny Bun and Wee Green; and sensational Greek wraps, gyros and halloumi fries from Greek Street Food.

Also on-site was a mouth-watering selection of waffles, crepes, ice creams and sorbets served by With a Cherry on Top and Over Langshaw Farmhouse Ice Cream.

Those who were short on time between events could enjoy great artisan coffee from Luckie Beans, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Harmony Bar.

The Heartland Market

The Heartland Market is back on Saturday and Sunday during the festival. The market was established to celebrate the artisan makers and shakers of Galashiels and the surrounding area and offers shoppers a unique experience to buy directly from local creative artisan producers.
For more information visit:

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