Listowel Food Fair - Festivals in Ireland
Listowel Food Fair has come of age. Twenty one years of continued success will be celebrated this year with a bigger and better festival and a new date.
This year’s Food Fair is being moved to June . As any farmer will tell you, June is the best month for growth. To celebrate the 21st we will host the inaugural All Ireland Craft Beer Championships and a whole range of foody fun. The shift to the summer will mean lots of open air activities including barbeques, food foraging in the local park known by the natives as The Cow’s Lawn and a food trail through the old heritage town of Listowel, on the hub of The Wild Atlantic Way.
Kerry Group, the biggest food ingredients company in the world, started out here. The rich farmland of North Kerry provides food fit for kings and our unique farming seminars are geared towards the enhancement of our local produce. Listowel is the people’s food festival and we encourage and promote emerging artisan producers who are given prizes and publicity. Their genius and endeavour is celebrated at a gala dinner.
We cherish our kids equally. Our children’s’ activities with schools competitions and our new nutrition events place an emphasis on healthy eating. Bring the family for the day out.
Listowel’s restaurants have won numerous awards including Kerry Chef of the Year and Georgina Campbell’s Best Casual Dining. There are famous pubs too in this town that boxes well above its weight when it comes to festivals. Our Race meeting and Writers’ Week are world famous. Listowel is all about genius, tradition, friendship, innovation, education and fun.
We’re a small town and so it is easy to get around to all the events. There are workshops and cooking demos, big stars from the world of cooking and a superb Farmer’s Market in the Town Square.
Listowel has always been a food town and a fun town. Our visitors come as tourists and leave as friends. You are all invited to our 21st. Ah but it will be some party. We’d love to look after you.Billy Keane