The recently restored nineteenth century Bealick Mill at Macroom was the fitting venue for the launch of the first Macroom Food Festival, billed as a fun day out for families that will also be a key culinary weekend for serious foodies.
Initial reaction to the event has been strong, and a website will be launched in the coming weeks to keep the public updated with progress.
Macroom will be transformed into a vibrant foodie hub on Sunday September 30th, and in selected events running before and after that date, for the town’s inaugural artisan food festival and awards.
Venues in the picturesque market town, including Market Square and the Castle Grounds, will host food demonstrations, discussions and debates, as well as food stalls, barbeques and other food-related family entertainment.
The festival will feature events as diverse as vegetable-growing demonstrations and a ‘chocolate experience’, while a taste trail will promote the array of artisan food featured on the menus of local restaurants, delis, cafés, pubs and hotels.
The event has been organised by Macroom business people and volunteers to promote the town’s rich heritage and celebrate the area’s growing international reputation for fine artisan foods.
Food businesses interested in participating should contact Catherine Costello on 026 20520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.