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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: 2022 - July to September - 2022
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

(see also: 2021  -  2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2016)


September 30-October 2, 2022
Dingle Food Festival
Dingle, Kerry, Ireland
Highlights of the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival include a taste trail in over 60 outlets, where festival goers can purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that vary from pubs, and galleries to shop and restaurants.  Plus lots of on street entertainment, music and fun for all the family!

IRELAND: 2021 - July to September - 2021
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

August 28, 2021 - Iverk Agricultural Show 2021 - 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.   Attendance: 20,000.

IRELAND: 2020 - July to September - 2020
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

July -, 2020 - Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival - Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.  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 , 2020  Castlewellan Agricultural Show
Castlewellan, Down, Northern Ireland
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  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 25-August 2, 2020 - Foyle Maritime Festival 2020
Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Come and see why the legacy of the Foyle Maritime Festival has earned it the reputation between crews past and present for being the penultimate stop over despite fierce competition from other host cities like Cape Town, Seattle  and New York among others. With a range of keynote events, live performances, visiting ships and boats as well as water activities, food trails and animated zones it’s no wonder that this award winning, nine day maritime extravaganza is one of the most eagerly anticipated events taking place in Northern Ireland in 2020.

August 22, 2020  Iverk Agricultural Show - Piltown, Kilkenny, Ireland

September 29 - October 2, 2020  Aquaculture Europe 2020 - Cork, Ireland

IRELAND: 2019 - July to September - 2019
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

July 1-31, 2019 - 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.

August 8-12, 2019 - 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 23-25, 2019 - 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, 2019  Oughterard Show - Oughterard, Galway, Ireland
This year we are delighted to be celebrating our 56th 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 4-10, 2019 - 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 5, 2019 - 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 5-7, 2019  Dublin Beer Circus - Dublin, Ireland
Beer, Food & Music.  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 6-8, 2019  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 6-15, 2019  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 9-15, 2019  Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
Clarenbridge, Galway, Ireland
65th Anniversary Celebration.  Celebrating our most famous export, the succulent Clarenbridge oyster, with a festival of food, entertainment and fun.

September 17-19, 2019  86th National Ploughing Championships
Ballintrane, Fenagh, Carlow, Northern Ireland
National Ploughing Championships, Machinery and Livestock Exhibition.

September 27-29, 2019  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+

IRELAND: 2018 - July to September - 2018
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

July 8-15, 2018  - Ballina Salmon Festival - Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
NEXT EVENT IN 2020.  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.

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 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.




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