Northern Ireland Potato Festival
Oct 12 2018 - Oct 13 2018
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Meet the Potato Growers and Producers. Enjoy Food Stalls, Cookery Demos and much, much more.
The NI Potato Festival celebrates the legacy of local man John Clarke OBE, a world renowned pioneer in potato breeding. The Festival line-up boasts a variety of attractions including Naturally North Coast and Glens artisan market with food and craft producers, cookery demonstrations and talks, bouncy castles, exhibitions and displays, potato inspired games and a petting farm.
Cutting Edge Helicopters will be back in the air again offering spectacular helicopter sightseeing flights, and the festival organisers have launched a raffle offering a free flight for three lucky spectators.
The eve of the Potato Festival will be celebrated with a ‘Super Spud Tour’ along the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route which will celebrate the area's unique potato breeding & growing heritage. This ticketed tour offered by Causeway Coast Foodie Tours will include a potato producer tour, themed lunch at one of the area’s most iconic attractions and an opportunity to enjoy a delicious cocktail featuring Ireland’s first potato distilled vodka! To book contact; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests will then be transported back to the Causeway Hotel where they can join the community evening event in the hotel.
The Northern Ireland Potato Festival is a free event held in the region known and respected for the strength of the agricultural industry, award-winning food and drink and stunning scenery. The Northern Ireland Potato Festival event coincides with the National Trust free open day at The Giant's Causeway (Saturday only).
There will be a park and ride service with free parking and free shuttle buses, which will operate from Bushmills car park and from Dunluce School.
The festival promises to be a fantastic day out for all ages and interests, the details on the full programme can be found on the NI Potato Festival page on Facebook.