Events & Festivals


Fife Jazz Festival


Open Studios North Fife

North Fife has a significant population of artists and professional design-makers. Many of them open their workshops to visitors annually on the first full weekend in May, during the award-winning Open Studios North Fife. You can speak to the artists, buy directly from them, join their workshops and classes, or just enjoy an inspiring range of creativity, from paintings, ceramics, to work in glass, metal, wood and textiles. Many of the galleries and quality gift shops in the area stock the work of local makers. For art and crafts please also check Fife Contemporary and Create in Fife.

Fife Show, Cupar is a traditional agricultural show of long standing; a great opportunity to find out more about the local agricultural scene in Fife.

Fife Sing is a traditional singing festival, which takes place in Falkland, attracting singers from across the UK


Cupar Arts Festival is an international visual arts festivals which takes place biannually in Cupar for one week in June. Artworks by established professional visual artists from across the UK and overseas create a curated art trial around the town. These commissioned projects take the form of temporary public artworks, performance art and exhibitions which challenge and delight visitors as they discover them in a range of unconventional sites and spaces. This festival is planned to take place in 2021 again.

Ceres Highland Games

Cupar Highland Games


Falkland Traditional Music Festival offers a weekend of ceilidhs, concerts, workshops and a range of traditional music and song competitions in a wonderful historic setting.


Cupar Flower Show attracts a wide range of horticultural enthusiasts from Fife and beyond and is focused on providing its visitors with access to quality exhibits.

April to October

Scotland’s Gardens. Visit some of the beautiful private gardens open in the Cupar & North Fife area under the Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Some are open on specific dates and others by arrangement.

August to October

Newburgh fruit market, at which plums and apples are sold from the local orchards