Autumn Adventures in Fife

25 August 2021

Anstruther Harbour 2 Credit Visitscotland Kenny Lam

(Image Credit: Visit Scotland - Kenny Lam)


Within easy commutable distance from Edinburgh, a day out in Fife is a great way to spend time with family and friends. This autumn the region is hosting an exciting programme of events that’s sure to keep everyone entertained.

From coastal festivals to action-packed sports events, read on to discover more about the adventures you could be having in Fife this autumn!


Falkland Estate Trail of Thought

Designed to encourage mindfulness and celebrate the Falkland estate wooded landscape, Falkland Estate Trail of Thought is a winding journey of typographic carvings and art installations.

Approximately 7km (about 4.5 miles) in length, not only is this a great way to stretch your leg muscles, but it’s a perfect way to loose yourself in the beauty of nature.

The trail will be open until late September.


Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival 2021

Encouraging people to discover more about the local cycle routes, meet fellow cyclists and learn more about cycle maintenance, Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival 2021 is a fantastic way to get active and meet new people.

With a wide programme of events running over 8 days, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or your pedal skills could do with improving, this festival offers something for everyone.

Saturday 28 August – Sunday 5 September.


Anstruther Harbour Festival (Fèis Chala An t-sruthair)

Celebrating the culture and diversity of Anstruther’s seafaring heritage and traditions, Anstruther Harbour Festival will feature local food & producers, traditional music, dance & song, street theatre and a host of children's activities.

Evoking the burgh's historic market 'Anster Fair', this family-friendly festival will also include a muster of classic boats, set alongside the pretty harbour.

Running from Friday 3 - Sunday 5 September.


Fife Fest

If you’ve missed the thrill and excitement of live music, despair no more, as music is back in Fife!

Held over 2 days in Silverburn Park in Leven, Fife Fest is a family-friendly weekend event of music and entertainment from some of the UK’s top tribute bands, alongside a range of local talent.

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 September


5 Nations British Rallycross Championship


If you like your sporting action on four wheels, be sure not to miss the 5 Nations British Rallycross Championship.

Fast, frenzied and thrilling, this super-charged event returns to Knockhill this autumn and will feature world-class competitors, fast cars and star names from past and present, all creating an unforgettable high-adrenaline day at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 September.


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2021

The Old Course St Andrews 2 Credit Visitscotland Kenny Lam

(Image Credit: Visit Scotland - Kenny Lam)

Played over three magnificent links courses - the Old Course (St Andrews), the Championship Course (Carnoustie) and Kingsbarns (near St Andrews), The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the world’s top golfing events.

Comprised of two separate competitions – a professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers, and the Team Championship, in which the pro’s are paired with amateur players, it’s a unique experience for golf fans.

Thursday 30 September – Sunday 3 October.


Breakout Festival


Set on the esplanade at Kirkcaldy, Breakout Festival features a top line-up of performers, including The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Midge Ure, Big Country, Callum Beattie, Sandi Thom, plus more to be announced.

Party on the prom as you enjoy live music and half a mile of fairground rides.

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October.


St Andrews Voices 2021

Scotland's only festival of vocal and choral music, St Andrews Voices showcases a unique and diverse programme which beautifully demonstrates the versatility of the human voice.

Recognising the mental and physical benefits of singing as an aid to relieving stress, the festival also offers opportunities to take part in singing workshops.

Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 October.



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For the kids, and the big kids, Spook'Ore at Lochore Meadows offers a wide range of fun Halloween activities, including a spooky woodland walk, storytelling, pumpkin picking, face painting, as well as a drive-in movie with a particularly scary film - watch it if you dare……...!

And, of course, fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Goodie bags will be given out to kids that come dressed up, so get your best Halloween outfit on!


Looking for more events in Fife? For a wide range of events, activities, festivals and attractions throughout the year, visit Welcome to Fife>