One of Scotland's biggest food festivals is returning to Loch Lomond Shores next month.

Springfest takes place on April 1 and 2 and runs from 10am to 6pm, with a varied line-up of food and drink producers, live entertainment, whisky and gin tastings and much more.

There will be a worldwide selection of artisan food on offer, including stalls from The Peruvian, Arran Hog Roast, Scozzese Pizza & Churros Barcelona for hot and fresh food, and Three Sister Bake, Berto’s Brownies and Chulo’s Bakes for their cakes, brownies and stuffed cookies.

Visitors can watch esteemed chefs cook some of their favourite recipes and enjoy a line-up entertainment on stage while in the outside bar area.

They will also have fun characters around over the weekend, hair braiding, balloon modelling and face painters as well as small children’s rides.

Here is a selection of what will be on offer: 

Pizza making classes

Children aged five and over can attend pizza-making classes on Saturday, April 1 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

These can be booked via Eventbrite and cost £7 for the 50 minute class, including a delicious self-made pizza to enjoy at the end! 

Pizza making sessions can be booked here.

Masterchef lesson

For keen cooks, Rohan Wadke from Masterchef 2016, will be joining available on both Saturday and Sunday. 

He will be hosting free cooking demonstrations on both days at 11am, 1pm and 3pm that will feature Korean Chicken, Cauliflower Manchurian and vegetable and chicken dumplings with garlic and chilli oil.  

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There will also be sushi making classes on Saturday at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm for £10, including some self-made sushi to enjoy afterwards.

Rohan’s cooking demonstrations don’t need to be booked but it is recommended to turn up 10 minutes before they start to ensure a seat. 

The sushi making classes can be booked here. 

Whisky and gin tastings

For whisky and gin fans, Loch Lomond Whiskies is hosting hourly whisky and gin tastings on each day from 11am to 4pm. 

Places for the immersive 45-minute tastings are limited and cost £10 for whisky tastings and £15 for gin tastings. 

Experts from Loch Lomond Whiskies will guide ticket holders through four of their whiskies or gins. Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite.

Whisky tasting sessions can be booked here

Gin tasting sessions can be booked here

Music fans can also enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, with a range of live acts performing and busking across Loch Lomond Shores as well as an afternoon appearance on Saturday by Cassi from Radio Clyde.

To get the full information on what’s on and when, visit  

For anyone coming along for a browse and to enjoy the free activities at the festival, no tickets are required for entry.