Festival of Food 2018

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September

We’ve expanded our Festival of Food for 2018 to include an extended food village, natural beauty area, food demonstrations, music stage, craft brewery, botanical beverages, gardening zone, family foraging and much more!

Open 9.30 am – 5 pm – Free Entry for All and last admission at 4 pm

This year, along with all the family favourites from egg collecting to cow milking, lawn games to action adventure trails across 38 acres, festival-goers will experience an expanded Food Village with over 50 local producers. Take in the Mindful and Nature Area with Mindful Beauty from Sligo, offering yoga sessions for adults & kids.

There’ll be mindful workshops and art installations to feed the soul and enjoy a full programme of cooking events at the Demo Kitchen. Tastings and talks at the Artisan Food Village (including Simons Fish, Corleggy Cheese and Cloonagh Smokin Soul) and Airfield Estate’s harvested produce.

Bands and performers will entertain throughout the Festival at the Music Stage, while visitors sip and sup in the Botanicals and Brews zone showcasing local brews, craft beers from The Porterhouse, biodynamic wines, coffee roasting demos by McCabes Roast House, Off the Cuffee Bitters and King of Kefier.

A dedicated Gardening Zone will feature demos and talks from the window box growers to the meadow mowers.  This year they are looking for the hottest chilli and encouraging people to bring their homegrown efforts along, with the hope of being crowned “The Chilli King or Queen”.

For those looking to entertain and educate their families, there will be a Sustainable Systems area, which will promote Zero Waste, festival composting, Backwoods cooking and food foraging from Adventure.ie plus natural beauty and cosmetics from Mindful Beauty, Sligo interspersed with fun family friendly games.

Best In Show Competition


Rise up to the challenge and enter the Festival of Food best in show competition! We will be accepting daily entries for

  • Brown Bread
  • Jam/ Marmalade
  • Hottest Chilli

Drop your entries in by 11.30am

Our Head Pastry Chef Shane Smith will be judging the entries each day and announcing each winner at 3 pm.

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Live Music Area Festival of Food
Botanical Drinks & Craft Beer-min
Growers Zone Festival of Food
Craft Zone-min
Food Demonstrations (1)-min
Environmental Zone Airfield Estate
Kids Zone Airfield Estate
Artisan Food Market-min
Wellness Zone Festival of Food
Sustainable dining at Airfield Food Festival
Workshops Festival of Food

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