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Loch Lomond Food Festival is Back and Bursting with Flavour

A feast of food, drink, live music and family entertainment will be on offer soon as the Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival returns to Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch.

Now in its twelfth year, the free-to-attend festival is expected to attract almost 30,000 festival goers to the area on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September.

The festival aims to cater to all tastes, with a huge array of local and national suppliers. A licenced bar area will be serving up everything from locally brewed ales and ciders, to artisan gins, and visitors can even enjoy wine and prosecco served from a converted horse box.

Food and cookery lovers can attend free drop-in cookery demos and get inspiration on making mealtimes at home truly tasty as well as sampling some of the great Scottish menu choices that will be on offer from The Shore, when it opens at Loch Lomond Shores soon.

Budding junior chefs can also get their hands dirty with free cooking sessions for kids, just one of the amazing free activities for children. Saturday 2 September will see a mini petting zoo with all manner of furry creatures, reptiles and creepy crawlies setting up in Loch Lomond Shores Mall.

McIntosh Foods is once again a sponsor of this year’s festival and will be adding to the line-up of free activities for families to enjoy. Its famous haggis-eating competition is sure to be a festival highlight as contestants battle it out to tackle one pound of haggis and be crowned champion. McIntosh Food’s mascot, Mr Macaroni, will also be in attendance. Families can meet the colourful character, take part in the Mr Macaroni Trail and enter the colouring competition.

A new addition to the line-up this year is The JIM BEAM® Bourbon BBQ Experience, which is also a sponsor of the event for the first time. The Jim Beam BBQ team will be showcasing their bourbon BBQ sauce and their refreshing signature summer serve, The Jim Beam Highball.

Kat Kennedy, festival organiser said:We have been working hard to secure a diverse selection of producers for the festival and we’re sure visitors won’t be disappointed by the excellent selection of foods and drinks on offer from across the country and beyond. There is a vibrant mix of live entertainment on offer too, from music to cooking demos, kids' workshops and much more. All we ask from visitors is that they bring their appetite!

More Information

The Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 at Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, G83 8QL.

There is free parking and the event is accessible by train from Glasgow city centre to Balloch Central Station.

For enquiries please email: festivals@lochlomondshores.com or visit the Facebook page for updates.

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