Now in its third year, the Galway Food Festival is back for another Easter Weekend edition, drawing attention to artisan, seasonal, and local produce. From April 17th to 21st, the Irish city of Galway hosts this fantastic food festival with a full programme of events.

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Enjoy artisan, seasonal, and local produce at the Galway Food Festival. (Photo Credit: Boyd Challenger)

” The 3rd Galway Food Festival programme of events were officially announced on Monday, 31st March at the House Hotel by Jp McMahon, Chairman of Galway Food Festival and Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer. The 5-day family-friendly Festival will celebrate Galway as a good food destination from the 17 – 21 April during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

Over 100 restaurants, food outlets and food producers will participate and more than 70 individual events, food demonstrations and talks will be held throughout Galway city and it’s environs including the Festival Village at the Spanish Arch, which will open from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April from 10am to 6pm.

Celebrating Food Traditions, the festival will promote Galway as the food capital of Ireland, with a strong focus on local and West of Ireland producers, produce and products, and highlighting the importance of food provenance, sustainability and healthy eating. It will encourage and promote increased trade for local food outlets and their suppliers with a strong Galway, West Coast and Wild Atlantic Way flavour.

Visit city centre outlets and experience an array of in-house events taking place throughout the Festival that include; Celebrating the Best of the West Coast, Baking Demonstrations, Wine Tasting, Food Pairing with Cocktails, Smoking Fish, Lunchtime Comedy Gigs, Marche in the Market – A Galway Food Tour, A Wine Goose Chase, Westend Street Food and Silent Disco, Irish Cured Meat, The Farmer’s Larder and Paleo Dinner Party. “

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