Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023
So here’s an idea for a new show – me, yes me, and my family, in a campervan – you know one of those massive luxury ones, with room for a pony kind of thing, but sustainable, because that’s very important. Anyhoo me and my family,… EATING and DRINKING our way around the Food and Drink Festivals in Ireland 2023, for the year like!
Although we might need to pre-pack some food for the spring and winter months, as there are little to no food festivals planned thus far.
As I said before, many moons ago, there’s a gap in the market for great ‘Spring Food & Drink Festivals’ and ‘Winter Food Festivals!
And on that note of a lack of festivals during certain months, it has been sad to witness the loss of so many wonderful food and drink festivals over the past few years.
Curating this Food and Drinks Festivals Ireland guide back in 2019, and even 2020, was a very different affair to the one you see here today in 2023.
But I’m hopeful that the festivals featured below confirm their dates for this coming year of 2023, and for this guide to grow by welcoming back old festival favourites and greeting new ones.
If your food and drink festival, or your favourite food and drink festival isn’t featured in this guide, but you’d like it to be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Inspired by this Food Festivals in Ireland 2020 article and looking for more festival inspiration? – see our: ‘
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The Ultimate Guide to Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023
Table of Contents
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – January
- No dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festival’ scheduled for the month of January.
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – February
- No dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festival’ scheduled for the month of February.
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – March
- Me Auld Flower Food & Drink Festival | Dublin 7 | Mar 16 – 19 | meauldflower.com
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – April
- West Waterford Festival of Food | Dungarvan | Apr 14 – 16 | westwaterfordfestival
- Irish Vegan Festival | Belfast | Apr 16 | irishveganfestival.com
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – May
- Tralee Food Festival | Kerry | May 19 – May 21 | facebook.com/TraleeFoodFestival
- Whiskey Live | Dublin | May 19 – May 20 | whiskeylivedublin.com
- ‘Home to Mayo’ Marquee | Ballina | May 29 | facebook.com/foodfleadhballina
- Designpop | Cork City | May TBC | designpop.ie
- Cork Veg Fest | Cork City | May TBC | corkvegfest.com
- Old Butter Roads Food Festival | Cork | May TBC | oldbutterroads.ie
- Burren Slow Food Festival | Lisdoonvarna, Clare | May TBC | slowfoodclare.com
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – June
- Street Feast | Nationwide | Jun 25 | streetfeast.ie
- Taste of Dublin | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin | Jun 15 – Jun 18 | tasteofdublin.ie
- Flavours of Fingal County Show | Swords | Jun TBC | flavoursoffingal.ie
- Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival | Rathfarnham | Jun TBC | facebook/FlavoursOfFestival
- Taste of Wicklow | Wicklow Town | Jun TBC | tasteofwicklow.ie
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – July
- Fidelity Beer Festival | Dublin | Jul TBC | fidelity.beer
- Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival | Wexford | Jul TBC | kilmorequayseafoodfest
- Connemara Oyster Festival | Galway | Jul TBC | facebook.com/Connemara
- LegenDerry Street Food Festival | Derry City | Jul TBC | derrystrabane.com
- Galway International Food & Craft Festival | Jul TBC | galwayfoodandcraft
- Valentia Island King Scallop Festival | Kerry| Jul TBC |facebook.com/Valentia
- Clare Food & Drink Fleadh | Ennis | Jul TBC | clarefooddrinkfleadh.ie
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – August
- The Rockin’ Food & Fruit Festival | Wexford | Aug 4 – 7 | rockinfoodandfruitfestival
- The Wine & Cheese Festival | Dublin | Aug 11 – Aug 13 | wine-n-cheese
- Big Grill Festival | Dublin | Aug 17 – Aug 20 | biggrillfestival.com
- Dalkey Lobster Festival | Dalkey | Aug TBC | facebook/DalkeyLobsterFest
- Hagstravaganza | Ballymote, Sligo | Aug TBC| thewhitehag.com
- A Taste of Donegal Food Festival | Donegal Town | Aug TBC | atasteofdonegal.com
- Wexford Harvest Festival | Wexford | Aug TBC | facebook.com/Wexford
- Feast Cork | Cork City | Aug TBC | feastcork.com
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – September
- Cromane SeaFest | Kerry | Sep 8 – Sep 10 | cromaneseafest.com
- Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival | Sep 22 – Sep 24 | galwayoysterfestival.com
- Dublin VegFest | Dublin | Sep TBC | dublinvegfest.com
- Taste of Monaghan | Monaghan Town | Sep TBC | facebook.com/tasteofmonaghan
- Waterford Harvest Festival | Waterford | Sep TBC | harvest.giy
- Clarenbridge Oyster Festival | Galway | Sep TBC | facebook.com/clarenbridgeoyster
- A Taste of West Cork | West Cork | Sep TBC | atasteofwestcork.com
- Armagh Food & Cider Festival | Armagh | Sep TBC | visitarmagh.com/festivals
- Dingle Food Festival | Kerry | Sep TBC | dinglefood.com
- Abbeyleix Apple Fest | Laois | Sep TBC | facebook.com/applefest.abbeyleix
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – October
- Food on the Edge | Galway | Oct 16 – Oct 17 | foodontheedge.ie
- Savour Kilkenny Food Festival | Kilkenny | Oct 27 – Oct 30 | savourkilkenny.com
- Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Fest | Antrim | Oct TBC | visitcausewaycoast
- Portrush Beer Fest | Antrim | Oct TBC | portrushbeerfest.com
- Kinsale Gourmet Festival | Kinsale, Cork | Oct 14 | kinsalegoodfoodcircle.ie
- Oktoberfest Belfast | Belfast City | Oct TBC | oktoberfestbelfast.com
- Listowel Food Fair | Listowel Kerry | Oct TBC | listowelfoodfair.ie
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – November
- No dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festival’ scheduled for the month of November.
Food and Drink Festivals Ireland 2023 – December
- To be confirmed, but as of yet no dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festivals’ scheduled for the month of December. Although a number of Christmas Markets highlight their food offerings with dedicated food stalls and markets. See our The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Markets In Ireland 2022 for inspiration.
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