The Festival Picnic

The Gardens
In person event
Sun 26 Sep
12:00 UK

Hello Stranger - welcome back. Drop into the Gardens and join festival staff, volunteers and authors, between noon and 2pm, The Festival Picnic is an informal chance to break bread together, make new friends and renew old acquaintances. We suggest you bring your own food, a rug and possibly an umbrella.


You could order one of our delicious housemade picnic boxes which you can collect on the day from our on site Festival Bar.

Order now for £14 each to avoid disappointment.

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Wigtown Book Festival Events

This year's programme is a combination of physical and digital events. Please ensure you book correctly. Digital events will stream through the homepage of with young adult events streaming through the YA page.

Unless otherwise stated, events will last between 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Full Terms and Conditions for attending this year's Festival in person can be found on our website.

Asking questions
On live-streamed events, questions can be put into the live chat box on YouTube or by clicking the 'ask a question' box below the stream on the homepage of the website and they will be forwarded to the speakers.

Buy the books
Browse our online bookshop, which will stock all our speakers’ latest titles.

If you have any queries about any of the Wigtown Festival Company events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing