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Ireland Food Shows & Festivals, Food Events, Fairs, Exhibitions, Competitions, etc.
(Includes Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)

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IRELAND: April, May & June 2021
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

(see also: 2020  -  2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


May 12-15, 2021  Balmoral Show 2021 - 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.

June 25-27, 2021  65th Westport Sea Angling Festival 2021
Westport, Mayo, Ireland
This annual festival is internationally acclaimed and attracts sea anglers from all over the world for both shore and boat competitions.

IRELAND: April, May & June 2020
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos


April 5, 2020  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 16-19, 2020 - 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.

April 25 , 2020  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.

April 29-May 4, 2020  Roscommon Lamb Festival '20 - 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 6-9, 2020  Belfast Beer and Cider Festival - Belfast, Northern Ireland
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020.  It is with great regret that we are announcing that the Belfast Beer & Cider Festival will not be running in 2019.  This is not the end for the Belfast Beer & Cider Festival. Having made the final call not to go ahead with this year’s festival, we are already looking at options for 2020.

May 15-17, 2020  Burren Slow Food Festival - Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland
Do things that you might not easily get around to otherwise, like soaking up knowledge at the talks and cookery demos; getting to know small producers and their products, and asking them all kinds of questions right there and then; and tasting wonderful samples of what the sea and the Irish soil have to offer.

May 22-24, 2020  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.

June -, 2020 - Westport Sea Angling Festival - Westport, Mayo, Ireland

June 11-14, 2020 - Taste of Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED.  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 14, 2020  Louth Agricultural Show - Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  The County Louth Agricultural Show aims to showcase agricultural practices for all ages, bringing together rural and urban life.

June 20, 2020 - Irish Vegan Festival - Londonderry, 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.

June 20, 2020  Saintfield District Show
Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  A SCALED BACK VERSION MAY BE HELD LATER IN 2020.  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 27-28, 2020  Irish Country Lifestyle Festival
Shanes Castle, Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Irish Game & Country Fair has joined up with the Galway Home & Garden Festival to create an exciting new event celebrating the Irish countryside and Irish country living.  Enjoy an action-packed and exciting Game Fair programme of international country sports competitions & displays.

IRELAND: April, May & June 2021
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos


IRELAND: April, May & June 2019
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

May 3-5, 2019  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 11-12, 2019  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 17-19, 2019  Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2019 - Howth, Fingal, Ireland
Cooking demos, Festival menus, street entertainment, music and fireworks.  These are just a few of the fun events lined up for this year’s Festival.  Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated, sauced – Howth’s many award winning restaurants will serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite sized portions at the food village of this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, in addition to a variety of other minature dishes.

May 25-26, 2019  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 10-11, 2019 - World Congress on Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research & Fisheries - Dublin, Ireland
The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Aquaculture & Fishery”.

June 21-23, 2019  Dunmore East Food Festival 2019
Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland
Dunmore East Food Festival will include Farmer's Market, Feast in the Forest, Cookery Demonstrations & much more.

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.

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.


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.




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