Saturday Peat Bog Faeries
Sunday Skerryvore

•Support bands include Skipinnish, Camans, Herron Valley
Dr Hip, Shivern Sheiks, Accoustic Butterfly, and many more
•Cooking demonstrations; local produce prepared by local celebrity chefs
•The award winning Food from Argyll Group, Fyne Ales and the George Hotel cocktail bar
•Free activities for the children including climbing walls, assualt course and art tables
•Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the all the latest news on the performers and chefs

Online Tickets

Discounted early bird tickets are available from the 1st April and mid-price tickets are available from the 1st June. Normal-price tickets are available from the 1st August.

Online Bus & Ticket

Bus and festival joint ticket deal is available from our transport partner West Coast Motors. Buses will run from Dunoon, Oban and Glasgow. Space are limited.

Cash at the Door

Tickets not sold online are made available on the door at the normal-ticket price. These tickets are limited and it's advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Failte/Welcome to the Best of the West Festival

an 'end of season, start of winter' showcase held annually in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. The Festival is a two day celebration of local food, drink and music.

"Best of the West is the best kept secret. This Music Festival presents excellent local artists in a unique venue. Brilliant Experience."


This family weekend includes two days of music and song with performances in both English and Gaelic. The festival has a strong focus on young local talent as well as the best of the established performers. Keep up to date with the latest artist annoucements by following Best of the West on Facebook or Twitter. Links at the bottom of the page.

Food and Drink

A culinary feast of fabulous food, cookery demonstrations and mouth-watering master classes awaits you at BOWFest 2014. Eight local celebrity chefs including Michelin star chef Ross Stovold will be cooking their signiture dishes in the festival kitchen. Our festival kitchen sponsored by Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2015.

Arts and Crafts

The Business Gateway marquee is a showcase of the very best artists and makers on the West Coast exhibiting high quality art, craft and design. The marque is full of unique products you won't find on any high street. You'll find stunning jewellery, furniture, tempting fashion and accessories beautifully crafted in glass, wood, metal, textiles as well as orignal art.

Childrens Activities

The Argyll & Bute Council's children marquee will host art workshops with Artmap Argyll as well as face painting, childrens toys, circus routines and balloon animals. Outide the marquee will feature the Army's assualt course, archery, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, bouncy castle and a laser blast arena. There is no additional charges for these activities after entry.

Best of the West Festival 2015 Sponsors

Best of the West Festival (BOWFest) has been made possible by the generous support of our many sponsors. BOWFest is proud to acknowledge the help of the following corporate sponsors, without whose generosity the festival would not have been possible.


Ready to party?

12th and 13th of September 2015 Sat 11:00-19:30 Sun 11:00-18:30