We have a round-up of all the best events taking place in September to help you bring summer to a close in style. There is still lots happening in and around Fife and further afield in Dunfermline the Outwith Festival promises 6 days of art, music, literature, comedy, film and theatre, with more than 200 artists and performances.
3rd September – Balgove Larder Night Market. Stock up on fresh produce from Balgove Larder’s master butcher, vegetable growers and a range of delicacies from other local food and drink producers: from chocolates to cakes, craft beers to wines, as well as a carefully edited selection of craft makers. Visitors can choose from a menu of dishes straight off the BBQ or tasty street-food from the changing roster of vendors. Those looking for some entertainment will be able to enjoy live butchery demonstrations or music as they take in the atmosphere and sample the produce. The market takes place between 5:00pm and 9:00pm and is the last one of the season so be sure not to miss it!
3rd – 8th September – Outwith Festival. Dunfermline has been home to writers, artists, actors and musicians for hundreds of years, a tradition that continues today, with many creative professionals calling Dunfermline home. The Outwith Festival aims to promote and nurture this rich and diverse home-grown talent as well as names from further afield. The event takes place between September 3rd and September 8th with a full programme of events available here.
9th – 15th September – The Solheim Cup is the pinnacle of women’s golf with the best players from Europe and the USA going head-to-head in match play format. The iconic venue of Gleneagles will be under the golfing spotlight as the Solheim Cup returns to Scotland for the first time since 2000, contested between two teams of 12 players over three days. It follows the same format as The Ryder Cup, with 28 matches – eight foursomes and eight four balls over the first two days and 12 singles on the final day. Tickets begin at £40 for adults on tournament days with season tickets available for £120. Family tickets are also available from £50 per day / £120 for season tickets. Entry is free on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, when you can watch the team’s practise and also see the PING Junior Solheim Cup (10th and 11th September) in action on Gleneagles’ King’s Course. Tickets are available here for the Opening Ceremony Day, which is set to be a brilliant day out for all the family, featuring live music and entertainment, fun activities and the unveiling of the teams. Award-winning Scottish pop rock band Texas are set to headline the world-class entertainment on offer.
14th & 15th September– A weekend packed full of some of the best local producers as well as the freshest produce, there are also plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained at the Bowhouse Food Market. Across the weekend there are a whole host of field to fork cooking demos, and if you’ve worked up appetite moving around the market between vendors head to the street food quarter to feast on savoury treats from the likes of family-owned Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen, Umi’s Kitchen and Cheesy Toast Shack. Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss out on the heavenly chocolate from Rebel Chocolate or the delightful bakes and treats from Artisana and Dundee Cheesecakes. For a caffeine hit stop off at Perc U Up and Flahute Coffee, or for something stronger there are tipples to try from Gintay and St Andrews Brewing Co. Entrance is free, but it does get busy so it is recommended to arrive earlier in the day.
26th – 29th September – A unique championship played at the home of golf, The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the world’s leading golf events. A celebration of links golf, it is played over three courses – the Old Course (St Andrews), the Championship Course, Carnoustie (near Dundee) and Kingsbarns Golf Links (10km south of St Andrews). The championship has a unique format, incorporating two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers with a US$5 million prize fund, and a team competition which features some of the most celebrated amateur golfers playing alongside the professionals. Many of the greatest players such as Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Sir Nick Faldo, Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Colin Montgomerie, Louis Oosthuizen and Vijay Singh have played in the Championships. Amateurs have included entertainment stars such as Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant and Jamie Dornan. They have shared the fairways with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Ian Botham, Boris Becker, Ruud Gullit and Michael Phelps. Tickets cost just £20 (Concessionary £15) and entry for under 16s and students is free. Tickets are sold at the entrance gate of the Old Course, St Andrews, from 7.00 am on the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. They are also available to purchase in advance here.