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Springfest 24 – What to expect this weekend!

Springfest 24 – What to expect this weekend!

SPRINGFEST 24 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE 18TH & 19TH OF MAY DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST THIS WEEKEND!

Postponed Springfest is back on 18th & 19th of May!

With all things foodie as well as a host of entertainment and things to do!

Read the full Press Release below…

This year’s Springfest24, is back this weekend – Sat 18th & Sun 19th of May!

Having been postponed in April due to high winds, we’re delighted to welcome the delayed festival back to Loch Lomond Shores on the 18th and 19thMay.

This year’s FREE Springfest is playing host to two great Scottish chefs – Niall Murray and Rohan Wadke, who will inspire visitors with their FREE cooking demonstrations. Along with Niall’s 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 as well as foraging workshops.

 

FREE Cooking Demos

Saturday Coking Demos with Niall Murray

Saturday Cooking Demos with Niall Murray – 12pm & 2pm

Niall, who started his career at The Savoy Hotel in London, will be using some of the great produce available at the festival in his FREE demos at 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, as well as hosting Q&A’s for interested audience members after each demo.

Sunday Cooking Demos with Rohan Wadke – 12pm & 2pm

Rohan, of Masterchef 2016 & talented Cameron House Chef, returns to Springfest and will be showcasing some Southeast Asian recipes with a local twist during his FREE demos at 12pm and 2pm on Sunday. He will also be hosting Q&A’s for interested audience members after each demo.

Sunday Cooking Demos with Rohan Wadke
Whisky & Gin Tasting Sessions

Whisky & Gin Tasting Sessions

Tickets for our popular whisky & gin-tasting sessions with Loch Lomond Whiskies and Ben Lomond Gin, are 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 – with all profits going to Clyde 1’s Cash For Kids Appeal. 

WIN a Limited Edition Loch Lomond Malt!

To Enter: Just book your slot at our Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting sessions this weekend and you will automatically be in with a chance to WIN a bottle of the prestigious Loch Lomond Open Course Collection 2024 Release worth £290!

This limited-edition, 24-year-old single malt is a collector’s dream, crafted to celebrate the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Don’t miss this chance to taste exceptional whisky and win a truly special bottle!

Limited spots available, so book your session today! 

Loch Lomond Whiskies Giveaway

Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition is open to over 18’s only
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance via our Eventbrite booking system
  • You must be able to provide us with valid contact details so we can arrange delivery of your whisky if you win.
  • No cash alternatives.
Wild Food Foraging Workshops

Wild Food Foraging Workshops

New for this year’s festival is foraging workshops with Sharon Kerrigan of Wander & Wonder. On both Saturday and Sunday, expert Sharon will take attendees on a wander to explore wild foods available and discuss their identifying features and toxic lookalikes as well as their edible and medicinal properties.

Entertainment for all the family!

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 characters Rapunzel and Ariel visiting us on Sunday while all weekend we’ll have children’s rides, stilt walkers and fun mascots added to our playpark, SEA LIFE centre, Treezone, Bird of Prey Centre and water sports, boat trips and boat hire so everyone can have a great day out – whether they’re 5 or 95!

Entertainment for all the family

Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores comments:

We were devastated to have to postpone the festival in April but we’re excited to welcome it back on the 18th and 19th of May, and hoping our regular festival goers, as well as new ones, come along and enjoy a great foodie day out.

For full information on what’s on as well as festival news and updates, follow our social media accounts and check our Festivals Website at:  www.lochlomondfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Springfest 24 – What to expect this weekend!

SPRINGFEST’24 – NEW DATES in May!

SPRINGFEST 24 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE 18TH & 19TH OF MAY DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST THIS WEEKEND!

Springfest Food and Drink Festival 2024 has been POSTPONED

THE NEW DATES ARE: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th MAY from 10am to 5pm

Read the full Press Release below…

This year’s Springfest, set to take place this weekend, has been postponed due to forecasted high winds.

With winds of 50 to 60 mph forecast for this coming weekend, organisers have taken the difficult decision to postpone Springfest, one of Scotland’s largest food and drink festivals, due to safety concerns. Held at Loch Lomond Shores annually, each spring, this is the first festival that has had to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Now scheduled to be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, the festival, which normally welcomes around 15,000 people over the weekend, is the first major festival in Loch Lomond Shores calendar of events.

Commenting on the postponement, Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores said:

“We are devastated that we have had to postpone Springfest but, ultimately, the safety of all those involved, and our festival attendees is the most important factor.

“We can cope with pretty much all weather conditions, but wind is one where we just can’t compromise. Our loch-side location is spectacular but it also means that we are exposed when high winds occur. Our festival is made up of many temporary structures that are not built to withstand winds of the forecast magnitude.

“Given all this, the only thing to do is postpone this popular festival and hope for kinder weather on the 18th and 19th of May, when all our vendors, entertainment, activities and demonstrations planned for this weekend, will be here for a delayed Springfest.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause to those planning to visit us this weekend but, we also hope that it will assure them that their safety is of paramount importance to us.”

Issued 3rd April 2024

Issued on behalf of Loch Lomond Shores by Audrey Calder. For more information, please contact Audrey onaudrey.calder@lochlomondshores.com or by calling 07747 747488.

Top Dog is back!

Top Dog is back!

Our popular Top Dog event – featuring all things dog friendly – is back on Saturday 4th May at Loch Lomond Shores

Top Dog is back!

Dog lovers invited to come and have a fun day out with their four-legged family members

Our popular Top Dog event – featuring all things dog-friendly – is back on Saturday 4th May at Loch Lomond Shores.

As well as lots of doggy products on sale at our market stalls – everything from doggy fashion to pupcakes – we’ll be hosting the fantastic companion dog show for you to enter your four-legged friend.  Choose from eleven categories, including puppy, veteran, sporting, non-sporting, most handsome dog, prettiest bitch, best condition, best mover, best rescue, best crossbreed, and an open category for all dogs.  The show will be judged by Deborah Flemming of Townhead Farm – a notable Crufts judge – and each winning entrant will get a winners rosette and donated dog prize.

Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores is delighted to showcase the visitor attraction’s dog-friendly status:

This event is great fun and it’s a real treat to welcome such a range of gorgeous dogs to Loch Lomond Shores!

“Many of our stores including Sports Direct, Frasers, Catherine Kinloch and Hawkshead welcome well-behaved dogs in-store and Café Zest even has a dedicated dog-friendly area within their café so visitors can enjoy time indoors as well as outdoors with their pets.

For full details on what’s happening on the day, visit our FB, Twitter or Instagram feeds.

 

Spring Events Calendar at Loch Lomond Shores:

What's on at Loch Lomond Shores this Spring!
What’s on at Loch Lomond Shores this Spring!

What’s on at Loch Lomond Shores this Spring!

Spring has Sprung at Loch Lomond Shores

Spring brings a new outdoor vibe to Loch Lomond Shores…

Spring brings a new outdoor vibe to Loch Lomond Shores, with our water sports and bike hire returning. Children’s rides are back on weekends and holidays, boat trip and tours departing from our jetty, our adventure golf freshened up ready for peak season, and visitors enjoying our woodland walks, beaches and picnic areas. 

And with weather hopefully getting better, the return of our outdoor events scheduled for throughout the remainder of the year.

Talking of weather, for the first time ever, we had to postpone our Springfest Food & Drink Festival on the 6th and 7th April – it’s now re-scheduled for the 18thand 19th May – definitely something to add to your calendar – and if you want tickets for the Whisky or Gin Tasting Sessions and Food Foraging Workshops, you can still book via our Eventbrite page – https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/loch-lomond-shores-events-2024-3130039 

Later this April we have a Continental Market coming to Loch Lomond Shores on the 20th and 21st>.  Different from our usual markets, this market will feature gifts, produce, artisan goods, street food and more from around the world.   

On the 4th May we’ll be welcoming back the popular Top Dogs event, our ‘all things doggy’ event featuring competitions, stalls, displays and lots more. A ‘paw-fect’ day out for all the family, including the four-legged members! 

 

Sunday Markets will take place on the 5th and 26th of May and don’t forget… Springfest will now be held on the 18th and 19th May.

Visit www.lochlomondfestivals.co.uk for more information on that. 

Spring Events Calendar at Loch Lomond Shores:

What's on at Loch Lomond Shores this Spring!
Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Dates for your Diary in 2024

Market Fantastic!

Our twice-monthly markets will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, as well as some summer and bank holiday extras. The markets run from 10am to 4pm and feature lots of local produce and artisan gifts.

Springfest Food and Drink Festival 2024

Springfest Food and Drink Festival 2024

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April from 10am to 5pm 

This FREE festival will be all things food and drink as well as some family fun.  We’ll have cooking demos and workshops, lots of street food featuring food from all over the world, stalls featuring everything from fresh produce to fabulous gift ideas, whisky & gin tasting as well as children’s rides and live entertainment.

Summerfest Family Festival 2024

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival is all about family fun and we’ll have our usual stage with great entertainment throughout the weekend, children’s fairground rides and entertainers, lots of stalls with all sorts of goodies as well as a great selection of street food.

Summerfest Family Festival 2024
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Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival 2024

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival 2024

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Sept from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival will be all things food and drink as well as some family fun. We’ll have cooking demos and workshops, lots of street food featuring food from all over the world, stalls featuring everything from fresh produce to fabulous gift ideas, as well as children’s rides and live entertainment.

Loch Lomond Christmas Festival 2024

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Dec from 10am to 5pm

This FREE festival is all about bringing some festive family magic. There will be lots of fun rides, stalls filled with great Christmas gift ideas, street food, festival stage with entertainment throughout the weekend, and our Christmas decorations will give you the perfect family photo op to save your memories of a great day out.

Loch Lomond Christmas Festival 2024
Loch Lomond Top Dogs Event - May 2024

Other Events in 2024…

Our Top Dog events will be back on Saturday 4th May and Saturday 19th October, and we’re hoping to welcome back Comic Con and a host of other events throughout the year.

To keep up to date with what’s happening, follow us on social media and keep checking here on the website and our Loch Lomond Festivals website for the latest information on all our events.

Our Photography Competition is back for 2024!

Our Photography Competition is back for 2024!

Calling all amateur photographers

The Loch Lomond Shores photography competition is back

Our popular photography competition is back and, you can enter up until 19th February with your favourite photograph taken at Loch Lomond Shores or, visit us again and take some new ones!

So, if you love taking photographs you’d like to enter for your chance to win a great prize, enter via our Photography Competition 2024 page to submit your photographs.

Full terms and conditions are available on the website as well as details for prizes for our adult category and child category (under 16 years old).

Once we have all entries, we’ll get our expert judges to select a short-list and winners for each category.

We hope you enter and have fun either taking photographs or choosing ones you’ve taken on previous visits.

Good luck!

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