Springfest 24 – What to expect this weekend!

Springfest 24 – What to expect 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

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!
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!

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!

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