Posted 30 Aug 2011
Cork Food Festival began in 2004 in Skibbereen, West Cork Ireland, and is held each year in September. The event draws more and more visitors each year as people are spreading the word about the exciting event. The festival now draws crowds of people from all over Ireland, as well as the UK. The festival consists of a number of excellent chefs that show off their talents, as well as the variety of outstanding restaurants in the area. If you are planning on attending the food festival and need a hotel, check out the Jurys Inn range of hotels in Cork.
West Cork has a pleasant climate, a history of farming and a plentiful supply of fresh foods. In fact, the area is well-known for its outstanding food produce. West Cork is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland, and Skibbereen is Ireland’s most southern town. There are many superb restaurants in the town that offer country food and fine wines. It is an excellent place to spend a fun-filled holiday.
The festival lasts a whole week, with the highlight coming on Sunday. For one day only, the middle of the town is surrounded by many stalls and exhibition areas displaying the finest of the local foods and crafts. Guests can sample gourmet food and fine wines and beer. Tickets are available, and the event also features a silent wine auction. A children’s area is available that includes castles, dancing, baking lessons, face painting and much more. You will not leave the festival hungry.
In the afternoon on Sunday, there is an Irish music session, and musicians are asked to bring their instruments. Guests love to enjoy the Irish festival, complete with amazing food and lively music. It will be a celebration to remember.
The Cork Food Festival is an exciting event that will be fun for the whole family. Visitors will enjoy everything that the festival has to offer, from food to music. It will be an unforgettable week.