Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is back this September

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is back this September

Loch Lomond Food Drink Festival 2023

With FREE celebrity chef cooking demos all weekend!

This year’s FREE festival is playing host to two of Scotland’s own celebrity chefs – Tony Singh and Rohan Wadke, who will inspire visitors with their FREE cooking demonstrations.  Along with Tony and Rohan’s demonstrations, there will also be whisky & gin tastings courtesy of Loch Lomond Whiskies, lots of amazing producers, street food from around the world, cooking classes and live entertainment. 

Rohan Wadke

Rohan Wadke

Rohan, Master Chef UK 2016 & Cameron House Chef is always popular with festival goers and will be hosting FREE cooking demonstrations on Saturday 2nd, that will focus on sustainability & understanding a new era in the food industry.

More info coming soon on Rohan’s Cooking Demo times and dishes!

Tony Singh, MBE

Tony SIngh, MBE

Tony, winner of Scottish Chef of the Year and MasterChef Great Britain, owner of award-winning restaurants, cookbook author and a regular on TV, is making is debut at the festival and will be hosting two FREE cooking demonstrations as well as a Q&A on Sunday 3rd.


More info coming soon on Tony’s Cooking Demo times and dishes!

Tickets for our hugely popular whisky & gin tasting sessions with Loch Lomond Whiskies and Ben Lomond Gin, are now on sale and offer whisky and gin lovers the perfect opportunity to sample some stunning whisky and gin with expert guidance.  Tickets for both sessions can be booked directly on Eventbrite – the ONLY paid tickets required during the festival weekend – with all profits going to Clyde 1’s Cash For Kids Appeal.

Food and Drink Festival '23 - Whisky Tasting

Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

Food and Drink Festival '23 - Gin Tasting

Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

With cooking classes to be announced soon, as well as a whole host of amazing world street food to sample and lots of vendors selling fresh and packaged artisan food to take home and enjoy, it’s the perfect day out for foodies.

As well as all our amazing food and drink-related activity, we also have Lomond Radio entertaining everyone all weekend long as well as a selection of very talented buskers around the site!

And, while we’re ‘food-tastic’ this festival, we haven’t forgotten families with children’s rides, stilt walkers and fun mascots added to our playpark, SEA LIFE centre, Treezone, Bird of Prey Centre and water sports and boat hire so everyone can have a great day out – whether they’re 5 or 95!

For full information on what’s on as well as festival news and updates visit our Festival website at www.lochlomondfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

The Ultimate UCI Cycling World Championships is coming to Balloch!

The Ultimate UCI Cycling World Championships is coming to Balloch!

The Ultimate UCI Cycling World Championships is coming to Balloch!

The Ultimate UCI Cycling World Championships is coming to Balloch!

The World’s best cyclists are gearing up to compete for the ultimate glory in the UCI Cycling World Championships. The Loch Lomond to Glasgow races take place next weekend, on Sat 12th and Sun 13th August. The event is expected to attract thousands of cyclists and spectators from around the world, making it a grand celebration of cycling. However, to ensure the safety and smooth functioning of the event, there will be some road closures in and around the route between Balloch and Glasgow.
Download the full pdf guide or visit the website from the links below to view the full route and other important details about the UCI Cycling World Championships so we can all make the most out of it.

To ensure the smooth functioning of the event and the safety of the cyclists and spectators, there will be some road closures in and around Balloch, starting from 12th August to ensure the safety and seamless functioning of the event. Therefore, it is advisable to plan your journey well in advance, and keep yourself updated on the traffic situation. Let’s cheer for the cyclists and be a part of the grand celebration of the UCI Cycling World Championships coming to Glasgow and Loch Lomond!

Links –

Sat 12th Aug – Mens’ U23 Road Racehttps://www.cyclingworldchamps.com/schedule/road-men-u23-road-race/

Sun 13th Aug -Womens’ Elite U23 Road Race –  https://www.cyclingworldchamps.com/schedule/road-women-elite-incl-women-u23-road-race/

Sunday Market on WEEKLY throughout July & August

Sunday Market on WEEKLY throughout July & August

Sunday Market on WEEKLY throughout July & August

Experience the Best of Summer at Our Sunday Market!

Firstly, let’s talk about the food! Our Sunday market is the perfect place to indulge in a variety of delicacies, including freshly prepared burgers, hotdogs, and other street food favourites. Whether you have a sweet tooth or love savoury snacks, our vendors have got you covered. And the best part? You can enjoy your food while immersing yourself in the beautiful surroundings and bustling atmosphere of Loch Lomond Shores.

Every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, we’ve got a fantastic selection of local produce, artisan gifts, and street food vendors waiting for you. Our market features lots of handpicked stalls so that you can find something unique and special for you or your loved ones.

In addition to great food, we offer a range of other activities for all ages. You can spend the day exploring the Mall, which features a wide range of shops selling everything from homewares to fashion. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out some of our water sports activities with Loch Lomond Leisure, visit our Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre or try an aerial adventure at TreeZone. There’s also plenty for kids to enjoy, including our mini-golf, fairground rides, and woodland walks.

What’s On Daily…

Moreover, we are open every day, so you can come and visit us whenever you’re free.

At Loch Lomond Shores, we’re proud of our range of activities and businesses that make our destination unique. There’s always something going on to keep you entertained. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere where everyone can feel involved and have a great time. We have lots of free parking, with plenty of EV charging points, regular bus service and close to Balloch train station too. Oh, and did we mention we are also dog-friendly too, so you can even bring along your 4-legged family members on your day out.

Overall, if you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, visit Loch Lomond Shores and experience all that’s on offer. It’s the perfect place to shop, eat, and play all day long. We guarantee that you and your family will have a memorable day out. So come for a visit – we can’t wait to see you there!

Come along and shop, eat and play all day!

Join us in July for some summer fun!

Join us in July for some summer fun!

Join us in July for some summer fun!

July is a busy month at Loch Lomond Shores, with lots going on that everyone can enjoy.

As well as shopping, water sports, birds of prey, aerial adventures, picnics, woodland walks, kids rides, the Loch Lomond Express land train, loch cruises, SEA LIFE and more, we’ve got great extra things planned to make sure you’ve got a HUGE range of things to see and do here at Loch Lomond Shores.

These include:
Markets – we have a weekly Sunday Market throughout July and August with great local produce, artisan gifts, and a mouth-watering selection of street food from 10am to 4pm every Sunday.
Tasty Treats – as well as Jurassic Grill, Jurassic Ice Bar, Café Zest and Café at the Shores, we’ll have a great selection of street food every day for visitors to choose from. If you want to make the most of your day and enjoy all our activities, you can eat on the go and enjoy everything from burgers to delicious desserts. Street food will be available from 11am to 4pm daily.
Comic Con – Popular Comic Con returns on the 8th and 9th of July after a hugely successful June visit. Meet some of your comic heroes and browse the many stalls featuring a fantastic array of comic-related merchandise and products.
Come along and shop, eat and play all day!

WIN £1000 to spend here at Loch Lomond Shores!

WIN £1000 to spend here at Loch Lomond Shores!

Loch Lomond Shores Summer Prize Draw

Summer prize draw to win £1000 to spend at Loch Lomond Shores!

Your chance to enjoy everything Loch Lomond Shores has to offer FREE this summer – shop, eat, play with £1000 to spend!

We’re launching a £1000 prize draw on 2nd June which will run until 30th June, just in time for summer fun!

Whether it’s a new wardrobe, a speedboat tour or a family meal at Jurassic Grill, you can spend it how you’d like – as long as it’s here at Loch Lomond Shores.
All you need to do to enter is visit the mall from Friday 2nd June and pop your name and contact details into the special prize draw post box by 30th June to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize.

You can choose from all our Loch Lomond Shores businesses to spend your £1000.

With the closing date being Friday 30th June, the winner will be chosen randomly and contacted no later than Monday 3rd July so you can have a fantastic summer!

Where you can spend your £1000…


  • Sports Direct
  • Frasers
  • Catherine Kinloch
  • Hawkshead
  • Tweeds of Scotland
  • Lachlans
  • Keepsakes
  • GrapeTree
  • Stevie’s Drams
  • Leading Labels
  • Thorntons
  • Luscious Nails and Beauty


  • Jurassic Grill & Ice Bar
  • Café Zest


  • SEALIFE Loch Lomond
  • Treezone
  • Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • No cash equivalent
  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age
  • Competition is entered by submitting an entry form in our mall between 2nd and 30th June 2023
  • The winner will receive vouchers for their chosen businesses at Loch Lomond Shores to the value of £1000 to spend
  • All Loch Lomond Shores businesses are included in the prize
  • Redemption validity dates will be subject to individual businesses’ terms
A busy year of events at Loch Lomond Shores

A busy year of events at Loch Lomond Shores

We’re gearing up for a busy year here at loch Lomond Shores and wanted to share with you some key dates so you can get them in your diary and come along and enjoy the fun!


We’ve got four big festivals taking place this year:

  • Springfest on the 1st & 2nd of of April
  • Summerfest on the 1st & 2nd of July
  • The Food and Drink Festival on the 2nd and 3rd of September
  • The Christmas Festival on the 2nd and 3rd of December
Loch Lomond Springfest Food & Drink Festival 2023

Our food and drink focused festivals, Springfest & our Food and Drink Festival, will feature lots for foodies with more cooking demos than ever before, Loch Lomond Whiskies doing their expert tasting, an outdoor bar and we’ll have a huge range of food and drink vendors on site, including lots of delicious street food to enjoy as you browse.

And for families, we’ll have lots of fun stuff to enjoy, including rides, live music and children’s food and drink related activities.

Summerfest and our Christmas Festival are all about family fun and we’ll have lots of live entertainment on stage, rides, face painters, children’s entertainers, characters and lots of street food and market stalls – all creating an exciting child-friendly atmosphere and lots to keep them busy.


Continental Market at Loch Lomond Shores - 21st to 23rd April 23


Our markets are back this year on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.  We’ll also have extra weekly markets during July until mid-August.

This year we’ll also have two continental markets coming to Loch Lomond Shores.  These will be here on the 21st to 23rd April and 11th to 13th August.  These three-day continental markets will feature lots of great world food and products that don’t feature at our usual markets and bring a wee foreign flavour to Loch Lomond Shores.



On the 6th and 7th May, we’ll be celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with live entertainment, children’s rides, a weekend-long market, Royal ‘Guests‘, bunting, selfie-thrones and much more. Come along for some flag-waving fun! 

Coronation weekend
Comic-Con Loch Lomond - June'23


Comic Con is always hugely popular each year and we love to see visitors get in the mood with their amazing costumes of their favourite characters.  Come and soak up the fun atmosphere, browse the vast range of all things comic-related and have a great day out on 10th and 11th of June and the 8th and 9th of July.


As befits our dog-friendly status, we’re delighted that our Top Dogs event has proved so popular with those who have a 4-legged family member!  Featuring competitions, exhibitions and all things doggy-related, these events take place on Saturday 20th of May and Saturday 14th October.  Come along and take part in one of the many competitions – from agility to best looking – there’s something for every dog.

Top Dogs Event 2023

We’re sure there will be more exciting events and activities taking place this year and we’ll update you on these when confirmed.  In the meantime, add any of the above you’d like to come along to into your diary to avoid missing out!