We’re fully into Autumn now and there’s a nip in the air. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about around our wonderful Angus countryside and being a tourist in your own county.

This weekend in particular is shaping up to be a busy one and it’s all happening on the 22nd.

Appetite For Angus Mini Pop Up Market 

Murton Trust plays host to a wee food and drink market that will showcase Angus producers. Pop on down to Murton with the family, explore the farm, get some fresh air and then stock up on the weekly shop. Perfect.

Scottish Smallholder Festival

Being held at the Forfar Mart, the annual event brings together folk from all over Scotland to celebrate small scale farming. You’ll find goat, pig and sheep shows alongside Garden, Craft & Food stalls, and even a Sausage competition. Lots of great opportunities to enjoy a nice day out at the Scottish Smallholders Festival.

Credit: Scottish Smallholder Festival

Glamis Castle Autumn Festival

Glamis Castle’s Autumn Festival takes place on the 22nd and will  feature food, drink and craft suppliers as well as lots of family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy.

Visitors can also take the opportunity to explore the autumnal hues on display in their Italian Garden, Macbeth Trail, Nature Trail and Walled Garden areas. The Castle Kitchen Restaurant will also be open where you can sit down for a coffee or spot of lunch.

Pumpkin Picking in Angus

There’s a couple of hot spots to choose from…..

Just outside Montrose you’ll find Charleton Fruit Farm. With just about a week to go until Halloween, there’s no better time to get your pumpkin  and they are open between 10 and 4. You can also pick some fruit and reward yourself for all that hard work with a visit to their restaurant and farm shop. Charleton is open the rest of the week too so if the weekend gets away from you there’s still plenty of time to drop in by. No need to book.

Pumpkins galore at Charleton Fruit Farm

Cononsyth Farm, near Arbroath, begin hosting their seasonal fun family days out on Saturday and throughout October with pumpkin picking, a bale mountain for the kids to clamber over and under, a Honeyberry field nature trail walk and Pumpkin Carving Stations.


So, there you go; spoiled for choice for things to do in Angus this Saturday. But, it’s not just this weekend that promises to keep you entertained. There’s so much more to discover in Angus over the next few weeks.

Make sure you check out the VisitAngus website for more information.