Food festivals

Burren Food Fayre

Date
Oct 26 2019 - Oct 27 2019
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Address

Main St, Rathbaun, Lisdoonvarna, Clare,

October Bank Holiday Weekend will see the 8th Annual Year of the Burren Food Fayre. This food themed weekend #TasteWithoutWaste encompasses foraging walks, food stalls, chef demonstrations and more.

October Bank Holiday Weekend will see the 8th Annual Year of the Burren
Food Fayre. This food themed weekend #TasteWithoutWaste encompasses a
Foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen, a foraging walk with
Lisa Guinana from Irish Herbal Roots, food stalls and chef
demonstrations. It is an opportunity for local producers to showcase
their range of local produce from the Burren region.

Each year on the October Bank Holiday weekend The Burren Food Fayre
plays a part in the festivities for the Winterage Festival, which is
celebrated in the towns and villages of the Burren. This harvest
celebration , at the end of the growing season, emphasises the unique
way of farming on the limestone land, culminating in a cattle drive to
the uplands.

Eight years ago, the Burren Beo organisation instigated this idea of
drawing in the communities of the Burren area to make a collective
impact. They asked all the towns and villages to choose a theme that
would reflect their community. So Lisdoonvarna selected the theme of
‘Food’ and the Conservation Advocacy subgroup of the Burren Ecotourism
Network developed this theme into the Food Fayre based in the Pavilion.
Seven years on we have developed and added to the format of the Burren
Food Fayre so that it now spans two days and attracts both locals and
tourists. This becomes the second major Food festival in the Burren
bookending the foodie season in the area at the other end of the season
from the Burren Slow Food festival in May

The festival kicks off on Saturday evening at the Burren Storehouse with
the launch of the Burren Dinners Book, a collaboration between the
Burren Food Trail members with author & chef Trevis Gleason. The book
will be launched by Brian McDermott Donegal based celebrity chef, author
and proprietor of the Foyle Hotel. Brian will also be in attendance on
the Sunday market at the Pavillion in Lisdoonvarna were he will do a
cooking demo with one of the book’s recipes. The Food Market on Sunday
is free to attend for all and it will include Food and Craft stalls,
with a special Vegetarian Street Food section, cooking demos, outdoor
food trucks, and live music to suit all taste buds.

Sunday 27th October

11:00 Foraging Walks & Kids workshops

12:00 Food & Craft Market opens

Featuring a Vegetarian Street Food row for plant based dishes to enjoy

12.30 Official Opening by Writer & Chef – Trevis Gleason

Food Demos: at 13.00/14.00/15.00/16.00

Demo chefs include:

Brian McDermott – Donegal celebrity chef, author & proprietor of the
Foyle Hotel
Daniel Daly – Monks Ballyvaughan
Gerry Weinberger – Falls Hotel Ennistymon
Samantha Culshaw – Boghill Centre

For further information about the Fayre:

Contact Jarlath O’Dwyer on info@burrenecotourism.com

This event is part of Taste the Island