Don’t miss this new Ballymaloe food festival in May

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    Ballymaloe May Fair

    Ballymaloe Grainstore have announced the launch of their May Fair Festival, from May 20-22  in their Co. Cork location. The focus, as always, will be on celebrating the best of Irish producers across food, fashion, home and garden with a host of events and activities planned for both children and adults.

    The Ballymaloe May Fair event, supported by Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio, follows on from the much-loved Ballymaloe Craft Fair which runs every November and has seen fantastic crowds attending every year since it first began in 2009.

    The festival features workshops, live cooking demonstrations, garden tours, walled garden fitness classes and over 100 stalls containing food, homeware and vintage fashion for adults and kids.

    Tickets are €10pp with children under 12 free, available for purchase here.  Walks, talks, tours, cookery and cocktail demonstrations are all included with your entry ticket.

    “We were keen to host a summer fair this year to promote the wealth of talented producers we have in Ireland across so many different industries,” says organiser Bree Allen. “At May Fair we’ll specifically be hosting events and activities which will celebrate good food, fashion, home and garden, which very much ties in with our ethos here at Ballymaloe. We love being able to provide smaller businesses the platform to introduce themselves to people and their products on a larger scale.

    “In addition to this, the festival ties in with our sustainability policies and we ensure no single use plastic is used in any products or packaging at the festival.”

    Some of the cookery and pop-up wine tasting demos taking place during the weekend will be hosted by some of Ireland’s biggest names in food and drink, including:

    • Darina Allen
    • Rory O’Connell
    • Paul Flynn from the Tannery Restaurant
    • Andy Ferreira from Cask
    • Scot Holder from Los Chiconos
    • Arun Kapil from Green Saffron
    • Cully and Ivan from Cully and Sully
    • Justin Green from Bertha’s Revenge

    Guests can make a night of it at this year’s May Fair Festival as there will be a great selection of food trucks serving delicious meals. Soak up the atmosphere by enjoying the live music and DJs present both Friday and Saturday evening. The Demo stage will  also continue into the evening with cocktail and cooking demonstrations.

    For full event listings or to book your tickets, visit the Ballymaloe Grainstore website.