Paisley is gearing up for its biggest and best Food and Drink Festival yet – and you can get a taste of what to expect at the culinary extravaganza with a new event preview video released by Renfrewshire Council.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival is one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals and will take place in the scenic surroundings of the town’s iconic Abbey on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

This year’s amazing line-up will see more than 40 traders and vendors showcase the finest street food, cooking demonstrations from top celebrity chefs, a Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, live music and entertainment, and picnic areas for you to enjoy all the fun of the fayre.

The popular PLATFORM independent street food market is heading out on tour from its home at Glasgow’s Argyle Street Arches to Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 and will be bringing along 10 tasty street food traders, giant Kata tee-pee tents, colourful furniture, the PLATFORM DJ’s, quirky cocktails to sample and more.

The award-winning Gin71 bar chain will be returning to the Festival to run two dedicated gin tasting sessions on Friday 26 April – a perfect night out for gin lovers or those looking to try something new.

On Saturday 27 April, Gin71 will have its very own gin palace tent with a wide range of craft gins to enjoy.

Celebrity chefs Matt Pritchard, star of hit MTV series Dirty Sanchez and BBC TV’s Dirty Vegan, Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, and baking sensations Three Sisters Bake will also be on hand to teach you top tips with a series of cooking demonstrations.

The cooking demonstration tent is sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, who will provide advice on the day on making the most of your leftovers and how to avoid wasting good food.

There’s plenty for the kids too with hands-on foodie experiences, fun games and a host of live entertainment, as well as smaller portion sizes designed for children.

Foodies will find something to suit all tastes, including gluten-free and halal options and – brand new for this year’s Festival – a dedicated vegan and vegetarian zone.

With the popular Rum Shack and Festival favourites Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Scozzese woodfired pizza and the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van also returning, it’s set to be a bumper two-day festival of fun.

Find out more about the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 and to book your place at the cooking demonstrations and workshops, visit