The 48th Strawberry Fest is about Wexford strawberries, the All-Ireland Farmers Market Competition and the County Show providing food, cooking demos, competitions and family events.
The festivities get underway from Wednesday June 24th and run until Sunday June 28th inclusive.
The opening night sees the Strawberry Ball take place and the Strawberry Queen Competition is launched with an all-Wexford produced four-course dinner, dancing and colleens competing to win the coveted Strawberry Queen Crown.
The Princesses meet and greet visitors at the various food and fun venues on Saturday from the Nevin Maguire Cookery Demonstrations at the County Show to A Taste of Wexford Strawberries Homecook & Chef Competitions.
All weekend the best of Ireland and Wexford food competes at the All-Ireland Farmers Market Competition. It is a great way to taste food that you can buy at markets all over Ireland, in ONE place. Judging takes place on Sunday for both the food and the Strawberry Queen. There is wonderful entertainment for families during the day with free events such as the art trail, Teddy Bears Picnic, fairy tales and disco in the castle, facepainting, music plus fringe events.
The nights will be a feast of rockin’ and jivin’ at the Strawberry Roots Pub Trail. Adults seeking culture and craic can enjoy Focal Has Talent on Friday and the Faerie Queen Feast on Saturday.