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IRELAND: 2018 - July to September - 2018
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -   2014  -  2009)

July 6-8, 2018  Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival
Cardiff, Wales
Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival is one of the most popular highlights of 'summer in the city'. Come and sample an array of mouth watering produce from local, national and international food and drink producers. Grab a bite to eat from the Food Piazza or a glass of bubbles from the Champagne bar and soak up the atmosphere and listen to live music from the bandstand.


July 8, 2018
Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
Over the years, the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival has grown to be one of the highlights of the food calendar in Wales. Several thousand people are expected to flock to the quayside this summer to see and taste the best of local seafood, fish and other produce.  (also: )

July 8-15, 2018
Ballina Salmon Festival - Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
A family friendly festival in the 'Salmon Capital of Ireland', incorporating the Ballina Street & Arts Festival. The program includes a triathalon, Fly Casting Day, motorbike show, raft race, street music, fireworks, and more.  Attendance: 200,000.

July 12-15, 2018 - Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival
Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland
Centered on seafood, fishing, and fun for all the family, events include an angling competition, children's activities, photography exhibition, music, arts, and parade. Local restaurants compete to create the best and most exciting seafood platter.

July 14, 2018 - Castlewellan Agricultural Show
Castlewellan, Down, Northern Ireland
Held within the beautiful grounds of Castlewellen Forest Park, the event is recognised as one of the foremost one-day shows in the country and is a good day out for the family.

July 14-22, 2018  Foyle Maritime Festival
Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

July 23-26, 2018  The Royal Welsh Show - Llanelwedd, Bilth Wells, Wales
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar attracting some 240,000 people over the course of the four days and is supported by approximately 15,000 staunch members.   Attendance: 240,000


July 28, 2018  Lampeter Food Festival
Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales
Showcasing the best of Welsh food and drink, the annual festival will be held at the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

August 9-13, 2018
Carlingford Oyster Festival
Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
Four days of Oysters galore, Oyster Pearl Hunt, World Crab Fishing Contest, Street Entertainment, Oyster Tent, Food Markets, Sailing Regatta, and the Famous Carlingford Seafood Chowder. Enjoyment for all the Family!

August 24-26, 2018  A Taste of Donegal Food Festival
Donegal Town, Ireland
A three day celebration of Great Food, Drink, Celebrity Chef appearance's, Tutored Wine Classes by Wine Experts, Food and Drink Exihibitors with Tastings and Music and Much More.

August 25, 2018  Iverk Agricultural Show - Piltown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Attracting over 20,000 visitors, the Iverk Show is Ireland's oldest and one of the largest one day agricultural and family shows. There is something for everyone from Bonny Baby to Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and four show jumping arenas featuring International Show Jumpers. There are All Ireland Championship finals and classes in cattle and horses/ponies including the richest cattle class (€20,000) in Europe. A poultry marquee features over 300 birds. There are fruit, flower, vegetable and honey classes. The cake, jam and savoury section garners huge support while the Great Cherry Cake competition attracts over 100 entries.

August 26, 2018  Oughterard Show - Oughterard, Galway, Ireland
This year we are delighted to be celebrating our 55th Annual Show . Preparations are well under way and we hope to provide a varied, engaging and family fun day.  There are numerous classes for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, dogs and domestic arts section.  We are delighted to announce the return of Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat Competition, Bonny Baby, Little Miss/Little Master competitions and a new competition for Junior Miss Oughterard. A variety of childrens entertainment will be available on the day. Prizes galore to be won.

September 5, 2018  Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
The purpose of the Food, Retail and Hospitality Ireland has a singular focus — Bring together retailers, foodservice companies, hospitality groups, regulatory groups and key suppliers of equipment, technology, food and services to Irelands commercial kitchens and food retailers, in order to facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practise as well as offering an unrivalled opportunity to connect key buyers from the food retailing, foodservice and hospitality sector with key exhibitors supplying into these sectors.

September 5-10, 2018  Hillsborough International Oyster Festival
Hillsborough, Down, Northern Ireland
Tentative Dates.  Highlights include an oyster eating competition, gala ball, concert & dance, children's entertainment, vintage car displays and raft race.  Attendance: 15,000.

September 7-9, 2018  Waterford Harvest Festival
Waterford, Kilkenny, Ireland
The Waterford Harvest Festival takes place throughout Waterford City  with something to suit all taste buds.  Waterford City’s main thoroughfares will be transformed into a smorgasbord of flavours, aromas and heritage with festival markets, harvest kitchens, wine appreciation classes, junior food craft classes, celebrity cooking demonstrations and much more.  Events will include the Festival Market on the Mall, Enterprising Food Market, Harvest Kitchen, Oyster Festival, Viking Rocks Craft Beerfest, Trad Craft Corner, Farm to Fork, Picnic ‘n’ Play in the Park, GIY GROW Fest, and the Big Taste in John Robert’s Square. This year’s festival promises a congruence of sights, sounds, tastes and aromas with cookery demonstrations, foodie films, tastings and workshops, all making Waterford City one big street party for Harvest weekend.

September 7-16, 2018  A Taste Of West Cork Food Festival
Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
Promotes quality food and drink originating in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The Festival is intended to provide an opportunity where producers can display, promote and sell their products in a well organised and professional Festival venue. We are inviting visitors to bring recipes from their mothers and grandmothers to create a recipe book of traditional local dishes.

September 28-29, 2018  74th International Ploughing Championships
Donaghcloney, Down, Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland International & the Five Nations Ploughing Contest, Young Farmers competitions and trade exhibitors.

September 28-29, 2018  Irish Craft Beer Festival & Gin Garden
Dublin, Ireland
A celebration of Irish craft brewing, live music, and fabulous Irish artisan food stalls. Family entertainment during the day includes creative workshops for children, face-painting, street performers, and much more!

September 28-30, 2018  Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival
Galway, Ireland
Each September, Galway City comes alive with seafood & oysters as it celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised food festival in Ireland and the world's longest running International Oyster Festival. Throughout the festival, a host of tantalising events to whet your appetite will take place, including; a seafood trail in some of Galway city’s finest restaurants, Taste of the Sea/Blas na Mara - showcasing Galway's seafood heroes, the Bollinger National Oyster Opening Championship, The Food village at The Festival Marquee, the World Oyster Opening Championship with Guinness, a Mardi Gras event through the streets of Galway and the Festival Finale with family activities, kids fancy dress, live music, cooking demonstrations, 'Hot Oyster Awards' cooking challenge, Irish Coffee making and jive & jazz.  Attendance: 22,000+

September 29-30, 2018  Slow Food Festival
Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The best of local, clean, fair food will be on the menu when Derry City and Strabane District Council welcomes the return of the Slow Food Festival on the 7th & 8th October in the Guildhall Square.  Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation that promotes true enjoyment of good food with the commitment to community and the environment. Join us for a major two- day celebration showcasing the best of local, clean, fair food from across the North West.

IRELAND: July to September 2017
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

August 1-31, 2017 - Féile na Mara / Achill Island Festival of the Sea
Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland
Féile na Mara is a culinary celebration of Achill's rich heritage with the sea, showcasing the bountiful harvest of the Atlantic Ocean. Events include cookery demonstrations, seaweed safaris, fish markets, seafood BBQs, and a family sandcastle competition.

IRELAND: July to September 2016
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

July 19-22, 2016  FoodMicro 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
NEXT EVENT IN GERMANY IN 2018.  This is the first time this prestigious conference has been held in Ireland and is expected to attract over 1,000 food microbiologists and other experts from the food industry.


IRELAND: July to September 2014
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

July 5-6, 2014  Ballinlough Food Festival at the Irish National Country Fair
Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Traditional Irish Food Festival organised as a part of the Irish National Country Fair at Ballinlough Castle.


IRELAND: July to September 2009
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

September 11-17, 2009  A Taste of Mexico - Dublin, Ireland
Chef Margarita Carrillo, who has travelled the world as Executive Chef of Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture & Mexican representative of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). She is currently the owner of Don Emiliano’s in Los Cabos, restaurant in Baja California & member of the “Slow Food” movement. Chef Carrillo will present exquisite dishes that will give a taste of the new trends in authentic, quality Mexican haute cuisine, matched with Mexican wines, beer and tequila. Chef Carrillo will also conduct Mexican Haute Cuisine cookery lessons.




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