Food and Drink Festivals on the Island of Ireland 2020

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 in 2020, for the year like!

Although we might need to pre-pack some food for the months of February, March and December – there’s a gap in the market for a great ‘Food and Drink Spring Festival’ folks! (you heard it here first).

Inspired by this Food Festivals in Ireland 2020 article and looking for more festival inspiration? – see our ‘Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2020‘ and ‘Ultimate Guide to Arts & Culture Festivals in Ireland 2020‘.

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Food & Drink Festivals this January 2020

  • Cask Ales & Strange Brew Festival | Cork | Jan 30th – Feb 1st | eventbrite.ie
  • Vegan Foodie Festival | Dublin | Jan 30th – Feb 2nd | veganfoodiefestival.com

Food & Drink Festivals this February 2020

  • No dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festival’ scheduled for the month of February.

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Food & Drink Festivals this March 2020

  • No dedicated ‘Food and Drink Festival’ scheduled for the month of March.

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Food & Drink Festivals this April 2020

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Food & Drink Festivals this May 2020

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Food & Drink Festivals this June 2020

  • Bia Lover Food Festival | Athenry, Galway | June 2020 TBC | bialover.ie
  • Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Fest | Antrim | June 2020 TBC | visitcausewaycoast
  • Westport Food Festival | Mayo | June 2020 TBC | facebook.com/Westportfoodfest
  • Galway Gin Fest | Galway City | June 2020 TBC | thelatinquarter.ie
  • Flavours of Fingal County Show | Swords | June 2020 TBC | flavoursoffingal.ie
  • Belfast Craft Beer Festival | Belfast | Jun 5th – Jun 6th | belfastcraftbeerfest.com
  • Taste of Dublin | Iveagh Gardens, Dublin | June 11th – June 14th | dublin.tastefestival
  • Belfast Gin Festival | Belfast City | June 12th – June 14th | belfastginfest.com
  • Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival | Rathfarnham | June 14th | artisanevents.ie
  • Irish Vegan Festival | Derry | June 20th | irishveganfestival.com

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Food & Drink Festivals this July 2020

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Food & Drink Festivals this August 2020

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Food & Drink Festivals this September 2020

  • Festival of Food | Airfield Estate, Dublin | Sep 2020 TBC | festivaloffood.ie
  • Dublin VegFest | Dublin | Sep 2020 TBC | dublinvegfest.com
  • Taste of Togher | Louth | Sep 2020 TBC | tasteoftogher.com
  • Feast Cork | Cork City | Sep 2020 TBC | feastcork.ie
  • Taste of Monaghan | Monaghan Town | Sep 2020 TBC | tasteofmonaghan.com
  • Cromane SeaFest | Kerry | Sep 2020 TBC | cromaneseafest.com
  • Food Fleadh Ballina | Mayo | Sep 2020 TBC | facebook.com/Ballina
  • Killybegs Hooked Seafood Festival | Donegal | Sep 2020 TBC | killybegscommunity
  • Dunfanaghy Food Festival | Donegal | Sep 2020 TBC | facebook.com/dunfanaghy
  • Waterford Harvest Festival | Waterford | Sep 2020 TBC | waterfordharvestfestival.ie
  • Clarenbridge Oyster Festival | Galway | Sep 2020 TBC | clarenbridge.com
  • Cong Food Festival | Mayo | Sep 2020 TBC | congfoodvillage.com
  • Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival | Cork City | Sep 2020 TBC | corkoysterfestival.com
  • Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Fest|Dublin|Sep ’20 TBC| smithfieldandstoneybatter
  • A Taste of West Cork | West Cork | Sept 4th – Sept 13th | atasteofwestcork.com
  • Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival | Sep 25th – 27th | galwayoysterfest
  • Armagh Food & Cider Festival | Armagh | Sept 24th – Sept 27th | visitarmagh.com

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Food & Drink Festivals this October 2020

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Food & Drink Festivals this November 2020

  • Listowel Food Fair | Listowel Kerry | Nov 2020 TBC | listowelfoodfair.ie
  • Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend | Cork City | Nov 2020 TBC | corkbakingandchoc
  • Espresso Martini Festival | Cork City | Nov 2020 TBC

Food & Drink Festivals this December 2020

  • 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 Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2019 for inspiration.

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