Springfest, the Scottish Food & Drink Festival, is set to welcome 60 producers to Loch Lomond over the Easter weekend.
In less than two weeks the first ever Springfest will transform the calm and picturesque surroundings of Loch Lomond Shores into a festival jam-packed with fantastic produce from across the country.
Brought to you by the team behind the hugely Successful Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival, on 4th and 5th April, 60 stalls will be bursting with the best of Scottish food and drink with plenty to sample from chocolate to venison and more to take home including free-from produce, freshly baked breads, fresh veg, meat and unique produce from the likes of Chillilicious and Poporopo, the first Gourmet popcorn company in Scotland.
If you’re just looking for some fridge staples, fresh veg, meat and fish will be delivered directly to the event so you can look forward to eating well for the rest of the week!
Springfest is delighted to welcome two pop-up eateries: Willow Team Rooms present Mackintosh on the Loch with delightful own-blend teas and fresh baked cakes from 10am – 6pm over both days; and Kilted Skirlie Restaurant will feature a specially selected menu.
Just a taste of the producers attending: melt-in-the-mouth Scottish Highland Beef from Cedar Cottage Country Food; expertly blended loose herbal teas with whole herbs and spices from Miss IntegriTea; the Scottish Charcuterie Company’s air-dried, Scottish meats with their own carefully developed recipes; hog roast with a side of haggis at The Rollin Pig and make sure you stop by the popular Summer Harvest Oils for tips on what to cook with this fantastically healthful oil.
It may be Scottish produce but it’s not all traditional flavours: the team from Helensburgh based La Barca tapas restaurant will be bringing along their giant paella pan; Scozzese Wood Fired Pizza will be making their fresh, hot and crispy pizza like Nonna used to make back in Italy; Kwan’s Kitchen stir-fry kits and sauces with come with plenty of advice on how to get authentic, Chinese flavours into your cooking; and the real taste of Mexico arrives on the loch with the team from Mighty Mexican.
The festival isn’t just for human consumption. If you have a four-legged friend who likes handmade treats then don’t forget to stop off at Gourmet Dog Treats.
Whilst sampling some exciting new products, visitors can enjoy live cooking demos, live music and a range of spontaneous loch-side performances throughout the day.
Clare Gemmell, Loch Lomond Shores General Manager, said: “There are so many new producers coming along to this event, I have been gobsmacked to learn just how many talented food and drink producers we have in Scotland, from wines, beers and tea through to fudge, stovies and sausages.
"I am also really excited to see so many gluten, sugar and dairy free options; it shows that Scotland is listening to the needs of its customers.”
Springfest is set to attract thousands of visitors to the picturesque surroundings over the course of the two day event, all looking for the ultimate day out just a short distance from Glasgow and surrounding areas.
Springfest is a free event with free parking.
For more information and directions go to lochlomondspringfest.co.uk