Two young children in brightly coloured coats are sitting in deck chairs talking to each other, at a Children's Book Festival event.

Membership, Day Passes and Family Tickets

Choose from our memberships and day passes to enjoy Wigtown Book Festival without breaking the bank. You can also support us by becoming a benefactor.

Become a Friend

Friend of the Festival - £25

10% off one main programme ticket per event (excluding dinners and those promoted by other organisations)

Invitation to the Festival Opening Party

Friends Memberships start 1 August 2023 and are valid until 31 July 2024.

Become a Benefactor

Become a 2023 Benefactor -£250

Named as a benefactor for 2023

Invitation to the 2023 Festival Opening Party

We could not be prouder of what we have achieved in 25 years. You can help us enrich the literary culture of our region and support the local community for another 25, by becoming a benefactor.

Standby Day Pass

We have combined our budget and standard day passes to create the Standby Day Pass

Standby Day Pass: £20

For only £20, visitors can gain access to any event with remaining seats, on the day of pass purchased.

It's a lucky dip for the price of a bargain. Audience members can gain access to events at a heavily discounted price but tickets cannot be booked in advance. Simply present your Standby Day Pass at any event on the date of your pass.

Day Passes will be available to purchase from 1 September 2023. Purchase of day passes does not reward a discount on tickets purchased before this date.

Family Tickets

Family discounts on the Big Wig programme are now available when buying tickets

Family of 4: £9 per event

%25 discount

Family of 5: £11 per event

%26 discount