Westport Food Festival bows out for 2019

Chairman Eoin McDonnell and the committee of Westport Food Festival regret that for a combination of reasons the festival won’t be going ahead in 2019. They want to thank everyone who has been involved in the festival since it began. It has been a real celebration of food in Westport drawing together producers, eateries of all descriptions and people who are just interested in food and its provenance.  

 Festival chairman Eoin McDonnell said, “Westport Food Festival has been a mainstay of the summer calendar for the last 8 years. It has played an important part in highlighting Westport as a centre of good food and provided opportunities for local producers to develop their business. Thanks to everyone who has so generously helped out to make it possible”.

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Founded in 2011, the annual Westport Food Festival sHONE a light on the best of Mayo's food, drink and cookery WITH A WEEKEND OF FANTASTIC FARE. here ARE some OF THE highlights from 2018...

Friday, June 29th 2018:  The Banquet – A Celebration Of Mayo Food  Historic Westport House provides a stunning backdrop to Westport Food Festival's black tie banquet – Friday's flagship event.

Friday, June 29th 2018:

The Banquet – A Celebration Of Mayo Food

Historic Westport House provides a stunning backdrop to Westport Food Festival's black tie banquet – Friday's flagship event.

Saturday, June 30th 2018:  Food Village and demos, children’s events, Come Wine With Me, mushroom foraging, gin masterclass  The Fairgreen comes alive with artisan traders, food demos from top chefs, children's activities and much more. The day's other events include foraging for mushrooms in Knockranny Woods, 'Come Wine With Me' – a wine tasting event at The Gallery, and a gin masterclass with Mayo's newest distillery.

Saturday, June 30th 2018:

Food Village and demos, children’s events, Come Wine With Me, mushroom foraging, gin masterclass

The Fairgreen comes alive with artisan traders, food demos from top chefs, children's activities and much more. The day's other events include foraging for mushrooms in Knockranny Woods, 'Come Wine With Me' – a wine tasting event at The Gallery, and a gin masterclass with Mayo's newest distillery.

Sunday, July 1st 2018:  Seaweed foraging, kayaking picnic in Clew Bay, Mescan Brewery tour, mussel and oyster farm tour  Why not spend your lunchtime foraging for seaweed near Murrisk Abbey, take to the water for a kayaking picnic in Clew Bay, visit a local mussel and oyster farm or discover the magic at Mescan Brewery.

Sunday, July 1st 2018:

Seaweed foraging, kayaking picnic in Clew Bay, Mescan Brewery tour, mussel and oyster farm tour

Why not spend your lunchtime foraging for seaweed near Murrisk Abbey, take to the water for a kayaking picnic in Clew Bay, visit a local mussel and oyster farm or discover the magic at Mescan Brewery.