west waterford festival of food
21st-23rd April 2017
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Welcome to West Waterford Festival of Food, which has been running in Dungarvan and West Waterford annually since 2008 and has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family events and most importantly lots of fun.
Over the years the festival has been a showcase of the food of the region, as well as being host to some of our top chefs, fresh flavours, interesting influences and good ideas. This is one festival where there is definitely something for everyone - a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual plus of course our markets. Taste the best of the county with our local Farmer’s Market on Thursday, our weekly Country Market on Friday, the festival’s quayside market on Saturday with a seafood theme, all culminating in our famed Festival Market on Sunday when over 100 stalls fill the town centre to bring you the best of local and Irish artisan food. Bígí linn!
We couldn't get by each year without all the wonderful members of the community who help out before and during the festival, see how you can get involved - it'll be fun, we promise!
Our festival's success owes a huge amount to the overwhelming support of the local community, and to our sponsors and local business as well as schools and organisations.
what past visitors thought
Absolutely fabulous! Well organised and staff on hand all the time. Looking forward to next year already!
– Eibhlín Uí Shiaghail, Trader
A fantastic event - look forward to it every year.
– Annette Russel
The West Waterford Festival of Food is a not-to-be missed gastronomic feast.
-Marie Claire Digby, Irish Times, 26th March 2016
One of the country’s premier food festivals.
-Irish Examiner, 11th April 2016
A cracker of a morning here in #Dungarvan. Hate to be leaving! Great event, well done @WdFoodFestival #wwfof16
-John Wilson (Irish Times) Twitter April 17th 2016
who's at the helm
West Waterford Festival of Food is a not for profit organisation with a voluntary board made up of members of the local community. All proceeds from the festival are re-invested to ensure the ongoing success of the festival and local business.