Macroom Festival

Macroom Food Festival

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Organisers of the Macroom Food Festival are looking forward to building on the huge success of the previous three years to host an even bigger and better festival in 2015.

When: Friday 25th Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015

Where: Events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across Macroom town centre, including the Square, the Castle Hotel, the Briery Gap and the Riverside Park Hotel.

What: Food, Glorious Food: An Artisan Affair tasting menu event; a taste trail; schools cook-off competition; International Flavours Marquee; monster outdoor food market; beer & cider tastings; a Secret Supper; children’s entertainment; live music & more.

Preliminary details have been announced for the 2015 Macroom Food Festival. The event is due to take place over three days from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015. The weekend will kick off on Friday with a welcome ceremony followed by An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel to showcase the vast array of Macroom’s local produce, prepared by Macroom’s local chefs and producers. Saturday will see the town come alive with a taste trail showcasing superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom to a soundtrack of live music on the street. Later afternoon will see a cosmopolitan marquee showcasing the International Flavours of various countries on the Square. In the evening, a local beer & cider tasting event will take place at The Castle Hotel. Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market, complete with over 70 artisan food stalls from Macroom, Cork and all around the country, children’s entertainment, live music and plenty to eat all round along with the schools cook-off. The grande finale will be a very exciting Secret Supper.

The organising team are now working on a detailed schedule of events which will include all the successful elements of last year’s festival plus some exciting new events. Last year’s festival welcomed over 8000 visitors to the town over the course of the festival weekend and the team are looking forward to seeing those visitors return again and welcoming lots of newcomers too.

The Macroom Food Festival organising committee says the programme of events will be diverse enough to whet the appetites of dedicated food enthusiasts, as well as families looking for an enjoyable weekend of culture and entertainment.

Applications are still being accepted from traders wishing to take part in Sunday’s outdoor food market. Those interested are advised to check out www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details and application forms. The festival will, again, put the fantastic food of west Cork, Kerry and beyond in the spotlight. The festival will be an epic feast for all the senses.

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