The Listowel Food Fair will celebrate its 21st anniversary over the Summer Solstice weekend from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June. Ireland’s longest running food festival promises a feast of culinary entertainment including a tribute to local woman Kathy Buckley who was the cook for three US Presidents and the first ever All Ireland Craft Beer Competition will be staged. Live cookery demonstrations, expert led workshops, a food trail and “jazzed up” farmers’ markets are just some of the fun food activities to enjoy.
“The 2015 Listowel Food Fair programme has been designed with families, children, artisan producers and food enthusiasts alike in mind,” announced Committee Chairperson, Asya O Callaghan. “We have endeavoured to offer a diverse range of events with something for everyone and look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to our 21st celebrations.”
This year’s festival will be opened by food writer and TV3 The Restaurant critic, Paolo Tullio, who will be the guest judge at the Publicans V Traders Cook Off. Artisan produce will feature on a delectable tasting menu at the festival dinner in the Listowel Arms Hotel during which the winner of the Best Emerging Food Producer will be announced.
Other highlights are foraging in the local park and a children’s drama performance with a food theme. It is fitting that Ireland’s longest running food festival should culminate on the longest day of the year with a BBQ, market and street entertainment on the final day in The Square.
For more information see www.listowelfoodfair.ie