Exciting new ingredients added to Waterford Harvest Festival 2016

Exciting new ingredients added to Waterford Harvest Festival 2016

Waterford Harvest Festival will make a colourful, tasty and aromatic return to the streets of Waterford on its eighth edition from September 9th to September 11th. The event gathers a fresh and eclectic mix of food producers, restaurateurs, historians, health experts and gardeners and offers activities such as food markets, cookery demonstrations, musical entertainment and family fun.

This year the festival will feature the Harvest Fit Food and Wellness area, the Harvest Blaa Eating World Championships, Sunset Seaweed Foraging, Tapas River tours, Iyer’s Pop-up restaurant and the Flahavan’s Harvest brunch for the first time.

The festival will also serve as an occasion to highlight Waterford’s “food heroes”, the people who grow, cultivate, harvest, produce, prepare, promote and serve some of the country’s best food. This will include the opportunity to “Meet the Makers.”

Director of Waterford Harvest Festival, Tommie Ryan said: “What we love about the Harvest Festival is that while the focus is on good food, equally important are the people behind it. Waterford and the wider region have so many hard working, creative and gifted producers who share a passion for good food. It’s a labour of love for them and you can almost taste the passion in the food they produce.”

Some successful events from previous years are coming back, such as the EAT Waterford Taste Experience, the Big Taste Tent, EnterpRISING Food Market, Harvest Kitchen, SuperValu Food Academy Village and Viking Rocks Craft Beer Festival.”

There are over 100 events taking place with 80 of those free for all the family to enjoy.

Be sure to keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking it out on Facebook and Twitter #Harvestfest16

For the full programme of events and more information visit waterfordharvestfestival.ie.

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