Online Ticket

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

Discounted bus and festival combo ticket is available from our West Coast Motors. Buses will run from Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Arrochar, Dunoon and Oban.

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

Designed to showcase the best of Argyll's culinary larder. A feast of fabulous food, cookery demonstrations and mouth-watering master classes awaits you at BOWFest 2015. Seven local professional chefs will be cooking their signiture dishes in the festival kitchen. The festival kitchen is sponsored by Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2015.


The ideal way to discover your favourite west coast malt is in Loch Fyne Whisky Shop marquee which has doubled in size and includes the amazing unplugged BOWFest Whisky Stage with accoustic sets through out the weekend. An absolutely world-class melding of sophisticated whisky education and tasting in the shadow of Inveraray Castle; what more could a whisky lover ask?

Arts, Crafts & Activities

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 Argyll & Bute Council sponsored activity area includes the childrens marquee which will host art workshops, face painting and outdoor activities featuring archery, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, bouncy castle, laser blast.

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?

10th and 11th of September 2016 Sat 11:00-19:30 Sun 11:00-18:30