If you love nothing more than trying new dishes and experiencing incredible flavours, you’ll more than likely jump at the chance to attend a food festival.
The good news is, you’ll be spoilt with options when looking for a foodie event within the next few months.
While you might be almost halfway through the year, there are still many festivals on the calendar that will make your mouth water.
Checkout this guide to the biggest food events in Ireland this summer.
Taste of Dublin
When: June 12-19
Where: Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
If you want to immerse yourself in four glorious days of foodie heaven, it’s time to make your way to the capital, if you’re not already there. That’s because Taste of Dublin will once again return, and will provide you with exceptional food, drink, and entertainment during your visit. If this wasn’t enough, you can experience demonstrations from famous culinary names, such as:
• Adrian Martin
• Aoife Noonan
• Bryan McCarthy
• Edward Hayden
• Jack O’Keeffe
The popular festival will take place in the stunning grounds of Iveagh Gardens, which is so beautiful that it inspired the same name of the racing horse you could back at Unibet Ireland. Expect everything from tasty cocktails to an eclectic cuisine.
When: June 21-22
Where: Stoneybatter & Manor Street, Dublin
There will be something for everyone at Stoneybatter Festival, which will take place over three days in the capital city. Visitors will be able to enjoy everything from farmers markets and food and drink trails to sophisticated tea parties. Plus, as it’s a neighbourhood event, you can also drop into many of the great pubs in the vicinity, too. So, if you love good food, music, and culture, this is the event for you this summer.
Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival
When: July 3rd to 7th
Where: Kilmore Quay, County Wexford
Entering its 34th year is the annual Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival, which regularly serves up scrumptious seafood platters and fish dishes, which will taste like summer on your palate. There are also many family-friendly activities to enjoy in the picturesque town, as well as music, street theatre, and exhibitions.
Off the Street Food Festival Letterkenny
When: July 28th to 29th
Where: Letterkenny, Donegal
Making its way back to Letterkenny for the third time is Off the Street Food Festival, which is expected to be comprised of 30 exceptional street food vendors, as well as celebrity chef demonstrations, live music, family entertainment, and producer stories. Be sure to bring a big appetite with you!
Taste of Cavan
When: August 9th to 10th
Where: Cavan, County Cavan
Expect two days of family fun at the Cavan Equestrian Centre from August 9th, because that’s when the Taste of Cavan festival will roll back into town for its 8th year. It’s a celebration of delectable regional food and drink. Plus, it will be complemented by plenty of family fun and cooking masterclasses from the likes of Neven Maguire, Richard Corrigan, Brian McDermott, Simon Delaney, and Adrian Martin, to name only a few.