We’ll be adding information and answers to your most frequently-asked questions as the festival draws near…watch this space.

About the festival

When is it?
Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2022 takes place on Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April.

On Friday 29 April, the festival will be open from 4pm until 10pm.

On Saturday 30 April, the festival will be open from 12noon until 9pm.

Where is it?
The festival site takes in Abbey Close and Bridge Street.

Both of these streets are closed to traffic (see below) during the festival.

What is there to do?
We have a fantastic range of over 30 food vendors and licensed bars. There are plenty of options for you in choosing what to eat and drink.

We’ve got lots of live music across Friday evening and all day Saturday.

If you’re bringing the kids, most of our workshop places are now fully booked – but we might be able to take a ‘walk-up’ if some families don’t show to claim their place. In any case, we’ve got facepainters and children’s entertainers on site to keep your wee ones amused!

Do you cater for specific dietary requirements?
We’ve got a terrific range of vendors at the festival. The best thing to do is to explain to a vendor if you have a specific dietary requirement – they’ll let you know if they have something suitable for you on offer.

Do I need a ticket?
No. The festival site is free to enter.

Is the festival site accessible?
Yes. The festival site is fully accessible for anyone using a wheelchair and those planning on bringing buggies along.

Can I bring my dog?
You can – but please keep your furry friend on a lead at all times, and do clean up after them!

Getting here

Where can I park my car?
You can get up to three hours free parking after 10am at these car parks:

  • Orchard Street
  • Weighhouse Close
  • Hunter Street (upper)
  • Hunter Street (lower)
  • Oakshaw
  • School Wynd

You can also get up to three hours free parking at the Lagoon (short stay) and Lagoon (long stay) car parks between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Read more about Free for Three parking in Paisley town centre

Can I take a train to festival?
Paisley Gilmour Street Station has regular services to Glasgow and Ayrshire/Inverclyde. The journey time to Glasgow Central Station is less than 15 minutes.

Train services also operate at the following stations in Renfrewshire:

  • Paisley Canal
  • Paisley St James
  • Hawkhead
  • Johnstone
  • Milliken Park
  • Howwood
  • Lochwinnoch
  • Bishopton

Visit www.scotrail.co.uk for train times.

Can I take a bus to the festival?
Regular bus services link the towns and villages of Renfrewshire to Glasgow and the West.

First Bus number 9/9A will take you from Glasgow to Paisley, while McGills Buses offer various services from Glasgow to Paisley and throughout Renfrewshire.

Find out more:


Road closures
From 0001 hours, Thursday 28 April until 1200 hours, Sunday 1 May, temporary road closures will be in place.

From 0001 hours onwards, Thursday 28 April:

  • Closure – Abbey Close, from Bridge Street to Gauze Street
  • Waiting and loading restriction – Bridge Street, from Cotton Street to Gordon Street

From 1000 hours onwards, Thursday 28 April:

  • Closure – Bridge Street, from Cotton Street to Gordon Street

Access will be maintained for emergency services at all times.




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