Located on Ireland’s western coastline, Galway will be celebrating its culinary landscape with the 5th annual Galway Food Festival. The festival will take place between the 24th and 28th March on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend 2016.
The 5-day festival will be jammed packed with busy open-air markets, exciting food trails and lots of fun for the whole family.
It was estimated that in excess of 78,000 visitors attended Galway Food Festival events in 2015 including the festival food village at Spanish Arch; the Galway, Moycullen and Woodquay Country Markets and a packed programme of talks, tours, tastings, demonstrations and workshops involving over 100 restaurants, food outlets and producers originating from across Galway City and County.
The 2016 festivals promises to be every bit as good with proposals for ‘A Celebration of 100 Years of Food in Ireland‘, in addition to the ever popular cooking demonstrations and an expansion of the eclectic programme of Food Tours to include trips to the Aran Islands, the Burren, farms, producers and craft brewers.
The novelty activity of ‘digging for their dinner’ will also be introduced this year with a seaside foraging trip taking place for those interested. Other quirky events will include pop ups, cocktail classes, wine tastings and a comprehensive schedule of talks on a range of topical issues in the food and drinks industry.