Something for the Weekend – Waterford Harvest Festival

Now in its eighth year, Waterford Harvest Festival makes a colourful, tasty and aromatic return to the streets of Waterford this weekend, September 9th to September 11th.

As a city and county that takes huge pride in its food producers, this year’s festival will also shine the spotlight on its “food heroes”, the people who grow, cultivate, harvest, produce, prepare, promote and serve some of the country’s best food. There are over 100 events taking place over the three-day festival, with 80 of those free for the whole family to enjoy.

Along with some firm festival favourites, new events include 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.

Ballybricken, which was traditionally the hub of Waterford’s livestock and bacon curing industries, will play host to the Ballybricken Fair, Junior HQ and Farm to Fork.

The EAT Waterford Taste Experience, Festival Market, the Big Taste Tent, EnterpRISING Food Market, Harvest Kitchen, SuperValu Food Academy Village and Viking Rocks Craft Beer Festival all make a welcome return this weekend.

Other events include the Thin Gin Music Stage, The Little Mill Baking Competition, The Waterford LEO Business of Food, Craft Beer and Whiskey Festival, Cocktail Masterclass, Meet the Makers, Grow with GIY, a Taste of Poland, Artstorm at Harvest, Guinness and Oyster Festival, WIT Calmast at the Fair and so much more!

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All roads lead to Waterford for the 8th Waterford Harvest Festival from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th.

To find out more the Waterford Harvest Festival full programme of events is available on Be sure to keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking it out on Facebook and Twitter #Harvestfest16.

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