Food Fleadh Ballina makes a welcome return this August 2017.
With a three day programme this year, visitors can enjoy a number of great family-friendly events including family foraging, food demonstrations, a Ready Steady Cook show, children’s cookery classes, a home-brewed Craft Brew Festival, cocktail-making demos, whiskey tasting, as well as the best of live music and great nights out in Ballina.
The Food Fleadh’s flagship event, the Food Fleadh Market, will take place on Saturday, 26th August, once again under the fabulous canopy cover in the historic Military Barracks, so whatever the weather, a great day is in store.
Food Fleadh Ballina is known for its intimate, friendly atmosphere, great food and fun events for adults and children alike. Visitors can expect the best that Mayo has to offer with locally produced artisan foods, cookery demonstrations, tasting and best of live music. Food businesses in attendance will include some of the fine dining businesses in the region such as Belleek Castle, Luskin’s Bistro and Wine Bar as well as local foragers and artisan producers. The full programme of events for the weekend, including the Food Fleadh Market on Saturday, 26th August, is below.
As well as a number of stalls offering a variety of food dishes and showcasing artisan produce, the event will feature a number of cookery demonstrations by local chefs and some surprise guests – watch this space! There will also be special cooking sessions for children.
Live music will accompany the event throughout the day, to make for a real festival atmosphere.
Gerry Luskin, Ballina Chamber Vice-President and Food Fleadh Ballina Chairman said: “This is the place to be for all you foodies out there. Meet the chef from your favourite restaurant or let the local artisan producer tell you the history of their local natural food product. We are delighted to bring together all these talented people to showcase their produce on the one day. Having so many talented chefs and food producers makes us very proud to be from this beautiful region and to miss this gastronomic experience would be a shame. Hope to see you all there and happy cooking!”
The organisers of Food Fleadh Ballina are anxious to showcase the very best of food – restaurant and artisan produce – from around Co. Mayo, so if you are interested in taking part in the Food Fleadh Ballina, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space as soon as possible – there are limited number of stalls available.
Food Fleadh Ballina is supported by Failte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.