You do not need many reasons to go and visit Dingle in Co. Kerry. Dingle is a beautiful coastal village with many tourist attractions to go and visit. One of the towns big festivals of the year is the Dingle Food Festival. Taking place between the 30th of September until the 2nd of October the event promises to be a weekend of fine food and music.
The festival is organised on a non-profit basis. Most events will be free with only a few having a small cover charge to cover costs. Any profits made by the festival are donated to charity. Action Breast Cancer, Hope Guatemala and Kerry Hospice are this years charities.
Dingle has been building its reputation in food circles and has some great restaurants and food shops across the town. The use of some of the best Irish ingredients used by local and national chefs in cookery demonstrations will be the focus of the festival.
The food festival will include food workshops, cookery demonstrations, art trails and whiskey and wine tasting and also a host of entertainment for children including Bouncy Castles, Juggling, Face Painting ad a Punch & Judy show. The winners of the annual Blas na hÉireann (Taste of Ireland) National Irish Food Awards will also be announced. There will be a food and wine market taking place throughout the weekend to allow you to stock up on some fine treats to bring home.
One of the big highlights of the Dingle Food Festival is the Taste Trail. The trail takes place on the Friday and Saturday night. This is where you stroll the streets of Dingle to sample some local cuisine in over 80 locations. You can purchase a book of Taste Trail tickets for €22 which will allow you to sample the fine foods on the trail in different locations such as pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries.
The festival promises to have an electric atmosphere with a wide selection of entertainment planned including opening and closing parties and live street music.
For further information, visit www.dinglefood.com
Travelling to the Dingle Food Festival
10,000 visitors are expected to visit Dingle on the weekend of the festival from all over the world. Do not miss this festival as it promises to be one not to be missed. Why not book a campervan and travel down to Dingle for the weekend with the family? You can bring the kids and enjoy some fine foods, good craic and enjoy some beautiful local scenery. Hire a campervan for a short 4 day break which is ideal for the Dingle Food Festival.
So free up the family’s weekend at the end of September and book a campervan with Celtic Campervans. Travel down to beautiful Dingle to take in the foods, drinks and atmosphere of the Dingle Food Festival. Most of all, do book early to avoid any disappointment.