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Waterford Harvest Festival to celebrate WaterFood Heroes

Waterford has built a reputation as one of the country’s most progressive food producing counties. From farmers and growers, to restaurateurs, small producers and market leaders, all have put the Waterford stamp firmly on the international food landscape. Waterford Harvest Festival is a showcase for great people and their great food.

The 7th Waterford Harvest Festival takes place throughout Waterford City from Friday, September 11th to Sunday, September 13th with something to suit all taste buds. Waterford City’s main thoroughfares will be transformed into a smorgasbord of flavours, aromas and heritage with festival markets, harvest kitchens, wine appreciation classes, junior food craft classes, celebrity cooking demonstrations and much more.

Festival Chair, Paul Nolan said the Festival will put a well-deserved spotlight on Waterford Food Heroes.

Heroes is a pretty grand term, but that is what they are! Waterford is enjoying a resurgent food movement and that is down to those who grow, cultivate, produce, create, serve and champion great local food. We want to give these heroes the opportunity to showcase what they do best and what better way than at the Waterford Harvest Festival.

Following the success of Harvest 2014 this year’s events will cover even greater areas of Waterford City to include Ballybricken and Arundel Square.

Events will include the Festival Market on the Mall, Enterprising Food Market, Harvest Kitchen, Oyster Festival, Viking Rocks Craft Beerfest, Trad Craft Corner, Farm to Fork, Picnic ‘n’ Play in the Park, GIY GROW Fest, and the Big Taste in John Robert’s Square. This year’s festival promises a congruence of sights, sounds, tastes and aromas with cookery demonstrations, foodie films, tastings and workshops, all making Waterford City one big street party for Harvest weekend.

All roads lead to Waterford from September 11th to 13th. If you want to know more, the Waterford Harvest Festival full programme of events is available on

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