IRELAND: April, May & June 2018 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
April 8 , 2018 Irish Vegan Festival - Belfast, Northern Ireland The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We are a UK animal rescue who help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and have helped many such cases in need from Ireland. All the profits from the festival will directly help animals.
April 20-22, 2018 West Waterford Festival of Food Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland This annual festival has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family fun, magical music and much more. Celebrate the richness and diversity of our food culture in a powerful community setting.
May 2-7, 2018 Roscommon Lamb Festival '18 - Roscommon, Ireland A celebration of family fun, great food, farming, crafts, heritage, and community spirit in County Roscommon. The festival is one of the Midlands premier agricultural, country, and family festivals.
May 4-6, 2018 - Connemara Mussel Festival - Renvyle, Galway, Ireland A weekend of music, activities and of course bowls full of fresh Killary mussels. Each year Killary Harbour produces up to 2000 tonnes of rope mussels. There are both amateur and professional mussel cooking competitions, chef demonstrations, country market. Also, dancing, music, art, and childrens activities.
May 11-13, 2018 12th Burren Slow Food Festival Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland This year’s festival will be all about seafood and whiskey, covered by talks, tastings and cookery demos destined to entertain and educate. A weekend later than previously advertised, the Burren Slow Food Festival will be held mid-May under the theme “TASTE THE ATLANTIC – A SEAFOOD JOURNEY”. The organisers of the festival were inspired to take up the seafood theme by the Seafood Trail along the west coast of Ireland which was launched last year by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).
It comprises points of interest for lovers of mussels, smoked salmon, oysters, and other edible marine foods. While seafood is one of the main interests of the festival, there are other aspects of the Wild Atlantic Way that will play a role during the festival weekend. One will be Whiskey with a focus on some new, but also some established whiskey houses. We will also evoke the past with talks about historical eating and cooking habits, and add more glamour to the festival by involving Euro-Toques, a community of Chefs & Cooks supporting small and artisan food producers and sourcing the best quality ingredients available locally and in season.
May 12, 2018 Cork Vegfest - Cork, Ireland Cork Vegfest is a celebration of vegan food, vegan friendly businesses and vegan culture. Lifestyle talks, music, demo’s, cruelty free products, exhibitors, info stalls, non-profits, film & lots more! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Cork Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, try natural ethical products, learn about plant based health benefits or enjoy a talk among a super friendly gathering.
May 12-13, 2018 National Mills Weekend - Various, Northern Ireland Celebrating the UK's milling heritage on the second weekend of May each year. National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.
May 16-19, 2018 Balmoral Show - Balmoral, Belfast, Northern Ireland The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS). World class arena stunt attractions; Balmoral food village; Funfair; Craft village; Parades of prize winning animals; Sheep shearing competitions; Tesco Children’s farm; Downtown Show stage; Garden village; Vintage machinery; and hundreds of trade stands from agri to equestrian, from tourism to food, from clothes to toys and everything in between.
May 25-27, 2018 Baltimore Seafood Festival - Baltimore, Cork, Ireland Held in conjunction with the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival, this three-day event is a showcase for the products of Baltimore's fishing and fish farming industries and for other local food producers.
May 26-27, 2018 The NI Countrysports Fair Scarva, Armagh, Northern Ireland This event will be a two-day extravaganza of all that is great about country sports and country pursuits in Ireland. It is also a celebration of our rural heritage and culture and creates a great family day out for all ages. There will be all the usual country sports competitions, rural life demonstrations, full action packed main arena programme, participation activities and a variety of shopping villages including crafts, artisan food, country clothing and accessories and country lifestyle.
June 14-17, 2018 Taste of Dublin - Dublin, Ireland Taste of Dublin in partnership with Electrolux, returns to the stunning Iveagh Gardens. Guests can enjoy live cooking demonstrations and interactive culinary features to mouth-watering masterclasses and live entertainment as well as over a hundred artisan producers!
June 20-24, 2018 Westport Sea Angling Festival - Westport, Mayo, Ireland This annual festival is internationally acclaimed and attracts sea anglers from all over the world for both shore and boat competitions.
June 21, 2018 73rd Saintfield District Show Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland First held in 1945, the Show continues to attract the best exhibitors from across Home Industries, Poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Clydesdales, Horses, Ponies, Carriage Driving, Donkeys, Miniature Horses, and Show Jumping. A fun day out for all the family with Refreshments, Children's Amusements, Vintage Tractors, Trade Stands, Craft Fair and a Dog Show.
June 23-24, 2018 Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival Antrim, Northern Ireland After 10 very successful years at Birr Castle, Co Offaly The Irish Game & Country Fair, is moving to a new larger location in the Irish Midlands on the 24th & 25th August 2019. For 2018, for one year only, we are combining our ROI and NI events into one huge ALL IRELAND event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Irish Game Fair concept at Clandeboye Estate, North Down in 1979. The 40th Anniversay ALL IRELAND Game Fair will take place at Shanes Castle, Antrim on the 23rd & 24th June 2018.
IRELAND: 2017 April, May & June 2017 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
June 6-8, 2017 11th Global Dairy Congress - Dublin, Ireland Now in its 11th year Zenith’s established Global Dairy Congress will comprise market briefings, conference sessions and local tour just outside Dublin. The programme will cover key global dairy industry themes and insights, excellent global networking and the 2017 World Dairy Innovation Awards presented by FoodBev Media at the gala dinner.
June 11, 2017 Louth Agricultural Show - Carlingford, Louth, Ireland The County Louth Agricultural Show aims to showcase agricultural practices for all ages, bringing together rural and urban life.
IRELAND: April, May & June 2016 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
April 15-17, 2016 Big Cheese & Beer Expo Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland A 3 day celebration of local cheese & beer offering a platform for local producers and craft brewers to showcase their work. This family friendly event will include searing cook offs and cheese and beer inspired demonstrations from some of Derry’s culinary stars from local restaurants. Try some locally produced cheese and for the adults, sample some of the North Wests finest craft beers. Visit the boulevard of food providers who will be offering cheese and beer themed dishes featuring the best of the regions local craft beer & cheeses. The Festival Marquee will have plenty of family fun with pop up puppeteers, face painting, culinary themed arts and crafts plus lots more. At night the marquee will be transformed into an adult only event giving you the opportunity to enjoy the best of the regions craft beer, sample a cheese plate of the finest local cheese or visit the boulevard of food providers who will be offering the best of local cheese and beer inspired dishes all while being entertained by some fantastic musicians and upcoming stars.
June 24-26, 2016 Dunmore East Food Festival Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland Dunmore East Food Festival will include Farmer's Market, Feast in the Forest, Cookery Demonstrations and much more.
IRELAND: April, May & June 2015 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
May 29-31, 2015 Foynes Irish Coffee Festival - Foynes, Limerick, Ireland Celebrating Foynes' role as an aviation center during the 1940's era of 'flying boats' and the famous Irish coffee drink invented by chef Joe Sheridan to warm passengers after a long flight. The festival includes the World Irish Coffee Making Championship, parades, fireworks and entertainment.
June 10-14, 2015 Só Sligo Food & Culture Festival - Sligo, Ireland Só Sligo Food and Culture Festival programme brings together food experiences through food trails and explorations of food heritage together with an action packed festival of events drawing from Sligo’s literary, heritage and cultural strengths. The theme of this year’s festival is 'Back to Basics'. The six day programme includes a Wild Food Experience, Fermentation Workshops (and a pop up Ferment Bar) the World Irish Stew Championships, Irish craft beer and food tasting events, the Sligo food trail, cookery demos, workshops for adults and children, cook offs, foodie film and more.
IRELAND: April, May & June 2013 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
May 11-12, 2013 A Taste of Carlingford - Carlingford, Louth, Ireland A two day celebration of fine food and drink set in the idyllic surroundings of the Mediaeval village of Carlingford. All the restaurants, bars and cafés will provide visitors a taste of the wonderful range of cuisine on offer, in a veritable market place of tents and stalls.
IRELAND: April, May & June 2012 Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos waiting for new dates
May 25-27, 2012 Charleville Cheese Festival - Charleville, Cork, Ireland Celebrating Charleville's role as a cheese processing center, the festival includes music, a pageant, vintage car parade, hurling tournament, talent show, and much more.