If you’ve been looking for a reason to explore the Wild Atlantic Way then the Burren Food Fayre has a very tasty one. The theme of the 6th edition of the festival will focus on ‘Wild Atlantic Food’ and will take place this October Bank Holiday Weekend, 28th and 29th October, in The Pavaillion, Lisdoonvarna, Co.Clare.
In keeping with the theme visitors can join a foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen, enjoy screening of an eco film Atlantic and chef demonstrations, and visit food stalls filled with produce from the Burren region.
The Fayre entry is free of charge for all visitors on Sunday with a donation request for those coming to the screening of Atlantic on Saturday evening.
Opening at 7pm on Saturday 28th visitors can first take with the screening of Atlantic followed by Q&A with Director Richard O’Donnell.
Sunday will kick off at 11am with a Wild Atlantic Food from the Hedgerows Foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen followed by the official opening of the Fayre at 12.45pm by Richard O’Donnell.
The Wild Atlantic Food Market with be in full swing throughout the day as well as cooking Demos from the likes of Chef, Author and Photographer Michael O’Meara. Birgitta Curtin from The Burren Smokehouse, Oonagh O’Dwyer, and Colette McMahon from The Food Academy.
Each year on the October Bank Holiday weekend The Burren Food Fayre plays a part in the festivities for the Winterage Festival, which is celebrated in the towns and villages of the Burren.
This harvest celebration , at the end of the growing season, emphasises the unique way of farming on the limestone land, culminating in a cattle drive to the uplands.
For further information visit www.burren.ie/food-dining/burren-food-fayre/