Organiser’s of the eighth annual Wexford Food and Wine Festival have unveiled details of their planned celebrations and expect visitor numbers upwards of 20,000 for the weekend in Wexford.
Festivities begin on Friday, May 27th and run until late in the evening on Sunday, May 29th with events taking place at venues all across Wexford Town as well as an alfresco market.
Commenting on the upcoming weekend, one of the Festival organiser’s Gary Johnston said, “The 2016 festival will showcase the very best food that the Southeast has to offer including Wexford’s famed Strawberry. We are expecting large crowds somewhere upwards of 20,000 people; the festival has been growing every year. We are often asked why we don’t have the festival later in the summer but we hold it at the same time every year to encourage people into Wexford on a weekend that would otherwise just be a regular weekend, it is a major boost to the local business community and a great start to the Summer season.”
Getting the festival off to a start on Friday evening “A Taste of Burgundy”, will be on offer at Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare whwere guests can enjoy an open Burgundy wine tasting followed by a special dinner with complementing wines. On Saturday and on Sunday the open air Food Producers Market at Selskar Square and South Main Street in the heart of Wexford town will host an abundance of food producers where local and regional and Welsh artisan produce will be on offer. Some of the tasty treats which will be in store include blackcurrant juice from Mr Jaeffers blackcurrant juice, Zaeire chocolates, Jenny’s Cupcakes Butlers Ice-cream, Goatsbridge trout and much more.
Outside of the wonderful wine events a Wexford Craft beer Trail will be on offer with producers Simon Lambert & Sons and The Sky and the Ground teaming up to showcase some of their latest range and also introduce some special brews just for the 2016.
Across Wexford during the festival event a series of over 20 events celebrating the county’s superb and thriving food scene will take place. These will include everything from Foraging trips to The Raven, A Food Rescue demonstration in The Arts Centre, Beekeepers in Selskar and much more. To add to the festival atmosphere a tasty side helping of family entertainment will also be provided with a foodie photo competitions, “Live Mic” entertainment in both South main Street and Selskar and much more will ensure all of the family enjoy the festivities.
For further details on the festival weekend see wexfordfoodfestival.ie or keep up to date with the festival details on Twitter @Wexfordfoodfest and Facebook wexfordfoodfestival.