Airport takeover for inaugural Strandhill Food Festival

Next month, the unique setting of Sligo airport will host the first-ever Strandhill Food Festival, which will gather some of the region and the country's finest producers for a celebration of Ireland's thriving food culture.

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22 September 2017 | 0

Presented by the team behind the hugely successful Strandhill People’s Market, the upcoming Strandhill Food Festival will showcase the very best of local and emerging food companies, as well as attracting some of Ireland’s leading food producers and suppliers to the Northwest.

The one-day foodie event will take over Sligo Airport on October 7, with food demonstrations, live music, kids’ entertainment and an array of hot food stalls. Taking place at a time usually associated with Harvest, the first year of the festival will draw a hugely successful summer season in Strandhill to a close.

Festival Food Hall

For the day, Hangar 1 at Sligo Airport will be transformed into a bustling food hall, hosting up to 30 food stalls from across Ireland. Festival attendees will get to choose from a range of delicious producers including local cafes such as Sweet Beat Café, Shells Cafe and Pudding Row, as well as Shaka Poké, serving Dublins take on the Hawaiian staple the Poké bowl; The Ploughman’s Daughter, serving raclette and cheese plates; and LaLa Poutine food truck, offering offering hungry attendees the chance to taste delicious French cuisine meats and cheeses melted on fresh chips.

“We are really excited for the first Strandhill Food Festival this October,” says Allan Mulrooney, event co-ordinator. “We’ve been running Strandhill People’s Market at Sligo Airport for over three years now, and the launch of this festival marks the next chapter for events we have planned for the unique space that is Hangar 1.

“We want to champion the amazing food scene both here in Sligo and along the Wild Atlantic Way, and we’re sure our food offerings will have something for everyone,” he adds. “We’re confident that over the next three years, the Strandhill Food Festival can become one of the biggest family orientated food festivals in Ireland.”

See www.strandhillfoodfestival.com for all details.

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