Well, not quite, but there is “aLoch” happening in our little village through winter.
Loch has developed quite the reputation for the wonderful Food and Wine Festival and is very excited to be hosting the Maker’s Market for the first time this year. We have a small but active Community Development Association who work tirelessly to put our village of around 250 residents on the map.
Most of us are tempted to sit inside by the fire with a hot drink and read a book or two during the winter months – ourselves here at The Old Hospital included.
This June our village will be enticing us to get off the couch, rug up and enjoy what winter has to offer.
On the Sunday of the Queen’s birthday weekend at 10am, the gates will be thrown open down at the Loch Railway Siding for what promises to be an amazing day – the almost world famous Loch Food and Wine Festival.
Visitors entry fee will include a wine glass with which to head off and sample the numerous tastings that must be tasted – wine, bubbly, beer and anything in between (somebody has to do it…)
Of course, one can’t taste test the liquids without food in their stomach. There will be lots of food vendors cooking up a storm, with just about everything you could think of to line your stomach with.
Our railway station platform is hosting a pop up restaurant – this was a hugely popular spot to visit last year. There are also wine and cheese master classes to take in where visitors can learn which cheeses to match with their glass or two of vino.
Children will be kept busy in Sunnyside park with numerous activities, while our four legged friends are welcomed with water bowls here and there throughout. We do ask that you bring your furry friends on a leash.
Our main Victoria Street will also be abuzz with our retailers producing their lovely array of goodies – food, drink, beautiful gifts, clothing, antiques and homewares.
The past thirteen Food and Wine Festivals have bestowed sunny days upon us, so we are hoping this year will be no exception. If not, put on that rain coat and gumboots, hop off the couch and come and join our friendly village on June 9th, from 10am until 3pm for what promises to be great day.
Following our festival our Winterruption Maker’s Market is to be held on Sunday June 29th from 10am – 3pm.
This craft market is to be held in three different venues, all within a short walking distance of each other – the Masonic Lodge, the Loch Hall and the Loch Bowling Club.
More than 50 store holders will be showcasing their gorgeous wares including artisan jewellery, textiles, candles, oils, miniature rooms, fairy gardens, preserves, nougat and cupcakes…
There are also “make and takes” and a huge raffle to be won.
So please come along and support us at our Winterruption events – all funds raised are put back into our community.