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September food, fun and festivities in Macroom
When: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th September 2014
Where: Events will take place at a selection of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the town Square, the Castle Hotel, the Briery Gap, the library and the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom, Co.Cork.
What: An artisan tasting affair, Macroom taste trail, an international food marquee, MasterChef demo, cake decorating masterclass, schools cook-off competition, cheese & wine tasting, monster outdoor food market, children's entertainment & lots of live music.
The Macroom Food Festival team have been busy working on an even bigger and better line-up for this year's festival. The previous two food festivals drew crowds of over 7000 visitors each year so there is an already established appetite for this annual event and expectations are sure to be met once again this year.
The 2014 festival will take place over three days from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014. The weekend will kick off on Friday with a welcome ceremony and 'An Artisan Affair' which will be an evening of exquisite foods and flavours to showcase the vast array of Macroom's local produce, created by our finest local producers. Saturday will see the town come alive with a number of kids' events in the morning, followed by a taste trail showcasing superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom to a soundtrack of live music performances throughout the town. A new International Flavours event will take place on the Square from 5pm – 7pm which will give the public an opportunity to discover new dishes from around the globe. Bakers and decorators will enjoy a cake decorating master class by Ellen O'Leary of No. 57 Gourmet Kitchen after which Diana Dodog will show off her MasterChef winning skills at a demo in The Castle Hotel. For those still hungry and thirsty for more, a (local) cheese and (not so local) wine event will finish off the evening at The Castle Hotel at 8.30pm. Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market with over 60 food producers and traders setting up stall, complete with children's entertainment, live music and plenty to eat all round, along with the schools cook-off.
The town of Macroom is looking forward to welcoming the now regular foodie visitors once more, plus lots of newcomers too. The Macroom Food Festival organising committee says the programme of events will be diverse enough to whet the appetites of dedicated food enthusiasts, as well as families looking for an enjoyable weekend of culture and entertainment.
The festival will, again, put the fantastic food of west Cork, Kerry and beyond in the spotlight. Macroom Food Festival will be an epic feast for all the senses.
See www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details.
For further Festival Information Contact:
Macroom Food Festival 2014,
Macroom E Enterprise Centre,
Bowl Road, Macroom, Co. Cork. IRELAND.
Tel: 026 20520