Provenance Festival Returns for 2023

The Provenance Festival, the North-east's celebration of regional food and drink at source will return from 29 September to 8 October 2023. Developed by Opportunity North East (ONE) in 2021, this year’s festival will be delivered by VisitAberdeenshire in partnership with ONE.


The 10-day festival inspires visitors to discover and explore the region’s world-renowned premium food and drink through engaging, hands-on and memorable visitor experiences connecting consumers with producers of authentic food and drink at its source.


We are seeking expressions of interest from businesses to take part in this year’s festival, including;  


  • Those who can host their own events or experiences – either existing or introducing it for the festival   
  • Those who have a story to tell about how food and drink is produced, its heritage, provenance, innovation, technology, people.
  • Those who can create or have hands-on experiences – learning, making, tasting, doing.  
  • Hospitality/Fringe businesses such as hotels, restaurants, tour guides, those providing dining experiences, tastings, talks and guided walks, where local food and drink is at the heart of the experience, particularly where there is collaboration with a producer.


An event manager will be appointed in June, and prospective participants will then be contacted with further details. In the meantime, if you would like to register an interest in taking part this year, please contact


As demonstrated at the recent Taste of Grampian, and in the entries to North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards on 8 June, the region has high-value signature food and drink products with great heritage behind them. Combined with the region's offering of established visitor attractions and experiences, which draw international audiences, and the high-quality hotel accommodation, these strengths provide great potential for food tourism experiences in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.