he surrounding parts of Argyll are home to a number of annual events that make a summer visit even more attractive with highland games, horticultural shows, sailing regatta and local food festivals held annually.
Ardmarnoch’s accommodation provides a convenient place to stay only a short distance from regional events and festivals.
Here are just some of the areas summer highlights.
Scottish Series Sailing Regatta
May Bank Holiday Weekend
The largest International sailing regatta after Cowes weekend. Held annually on Loch Fyne, the largest sea loch in the world! A beautiful sight to behold with many relays up and down the Loch, all weekend. Visitwww.scottishseries.com for more information.
Loch Fyne Food Fayre
Celebrating 21 years of the annual Loch Fyne Food Fayre at Cairndow, the event being held this year brings together a whole load of producers in one place with plenty to taste or take home. Visit www.lochfyne.com for more information
Tarbert Seafood Festival
The annual Tarbert Seafood Festival brings together a huge variety of food producers, premium entertainment and cooking demonstrations featuring some well known names from television and the catering industry. A great event for families and children of all ages. Free entry.
Inveraray Highland Games
Featuring a pipe band parade, highland games, highland dnacing, piping, heavy and light events all in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. Local food suppliers cater for hungry spectators while a fair entertains young children. Visit www.inveraray-games.co.uk for more information.
Horticultural Day In Kames
The bi-annual flower, fruit and vegetable show where local enthusiasts all compete for first prize.
Kilfinan Sheepdog Trials
Sheepdog trials are held in Kilfinan in the month of August, timing your family break with these events gives you a greater selection of things to see and do. All are welcome to watch the local ‘stars’ show off their skills in rounding up the wayward sheep. The winners are presented , by a local ‘celebrity’ with a Cup.
Cowal Highland Gathering
Scottish dancers, pipers, entertainers and all sorts of other local attractions to create a weekend of true Scottish culture. Visitwww.cowalgathering.com for more information.