Festival Activities & Experiences
See below for a sneaky peek at some of the fun stuff that is happening over the weekend.
Coming to our Festival is free anyway, and apart from visiting the amazing food stalls, sampling the goods, chatting to the producers, testing the ciders, ales and teas, and of course enjoying the great scenery what else can we do we hear you ask….well, there is all these amazing activities to entertain you too (many of them free)!
All activities are free unless specified.
The hilarious Chef de Campo will be wandering the festival site between 11-4pm both days. Be sure to say hello if you see him.
Clanscape Kitchen gives you a small glimpse into the past, letting you have a ‘taste’ of how the inhabitants of the Highlands during 17th & early 18th Centuries tried to exist from the land. Come and try your hand at making butter, grinding grain, making oak cakes on an open fire and whilst listening to the tales of the Highland Wummin’, going about the hard task of feeding their family whilst living in the wilds of Scotland.
The encampment will be located on the beach area, just pop along and meet the team.
Pick up a form from the McIntosh Stand. Follow the instructions and take as many creative selfies as you can around the festival for your chance to win £100 Tesco vouchers.
Wander down to the beach and have a go on our giant deckchair!
The always popular haggis-eating competition is back for another year. Love haggis? Come and have a go if you think you have what it takes to be our winner!
Haggis-eating competition takes place 3-3:30pm. Competitors must be over 18. Register for the haggis-eating competition here.
McIntosh Foods’ mascot, Mr Macaroni, will be joining us for the festival weekend. Pop along to the kids tent for the meet and greet sessions.
Times: 12.45-1.30, 2.00-2.45, 4.30-5.15
Sometimes there just aren’t enough creepy crawlies, scary spiders and bouncing bunnies in our lives, so we called back our favourite person, Animal Man with his amazing Mini Zoo.
Come along and get up close to these cool creatures for some real hands on fun and learn all about them from the experts. This free event is great fun for kids (big or small). No booking required. 12-4pm, Saturday only.
For more info on the Mini Zoo, visit www.minizoo.org.uk.
Head down to the beach for some bouncy castle fun. Small fee applies.
The fabulously talented Rainbow Twisters will be with us all weekend with face painting, glitter tattoos and ballons. Small fee applies.
Can you spot the Mr. Macaroni boards that have been dotted about the festival? There are five to find. Pick up a FREE trail hunt flyer from the McIntosh stand, tick off when you spot all five boards and return the form to the McIntosh stand to receive a small goodie bag.
The stupendous Wee Cook team are taking control of the kids over our festival weekend.
Adults can sit aside whilst their kids get involved with some cooking. Each child taking part will also get a free kids chef hat to take home with them.
The activities run on both days from 10.30 – 12.30 and you just turn up at any time and take part. (Please note that only so many kids can be catered for at any time, so you may need to queue and the hours are strictly between 10.30 and 12.30).
Meet Ollie the Octopus from Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre, 11am – 2pm both days.
Plus, 40% off entry to Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Centre for the festival weekend.
With superb live music throughout the weekend, your feet will be tapping, hands a-clapping and no doubt there will be a few dancers among our visitors.
|Clann An Drumma||–||11:30am – 2pm|
|Lynnie Carson||1-2:30pm, The Bar||1-2:30pm, The Bar|
|The O’Cajunals||2-5pm, The Gathering||2-5pm, The Gathering|
|Ally McNeilly||–||2:45-4:15pm, The Bar|
|Jemma Stevenson||2:45-4:15pm, The Bar||–|
|YOUR Radio Roadshow||All day, Gateway Centre||All day, Gateway Centre|
Join Gillian from The Bijou Wine Co as she shows you how to pair wines with gourmet popcorn.
Pop into our Mall to sample some goodies. Delicious products will be on offer from:
Valvona & Crolla Foodhall within Jenners
Enhance your festival experience with a short cruise taking in all the major points of interest at the southern end of Loch Lomond. For details, visit the Sweeney’s Cruises website.
Hop on board The Maid of The Loch over the weekend and not only enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic paddle steamer but also snap up special miniatures of one of The Maid’s supporters, Glengoyne whisky who will be selling these wee dram bottles from the café. Open 11am -5pm both days.
If you want to keep the festival spirit going into the evening why not join The Lomond Folk Club on Saturday 3rd September who will be performing on board the Maid of the Loch from 7.30pm. More info is available at here.
You can view or download the activity map here.